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How Elon Musk Built His Empire - [Infographic]

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This graphic was created by information designer Anna Vital, read herfull article here.
Step by Step: How Elon Musk Built His Empire (by Anna Vital)“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.”– Peter Thiel in “Zero to One” In the bookZero to One, prominent entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shares his vision on what it takes to create an extraordinary company. Specifically, Thiel believes that instead of making incremental upgrades to an existing product or service, a company must aim to do something completely new to avoid ruthless competition. While Thiel has worked with many impressive people over the years, Thiel points to Elon Musk as a particularlysuccessful memberof the Paypal Mafia that has gone “zero to one” many times. THE RÉSUMÉAt only the…

Breast Staring Contest

Don't you just love Japanese game shows?

TSA Harassment

The other Garci walks free as well

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

THE PLEA bargain of retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, former comptroller of the Armed Forces, reminds us once again of a perennial Philippine problem, namely, our weak institutions of public accountability. Time and again, we have relied on foreign investigators to do our work for us, and the moment they pass the ball to us, we drop it.

Look at the historical record. Today, 24 years after Edsa 1, the Marcoses have not been held liable for any human rights violation by any Philippine court. So where instead did the victims file their class action suit? Before a Honolulu federal court which, in 1995, awarded $2 billion in damages to the victims of torture, summary executions and disappearances under the Marcos regime.

And when the victims, now called Claimants 1081 (after Proclamation 1081 under which Marcos seized emergency powers in September 1972), tried to collect these damages against the Marcos assets in the Philippines, guess who stood in their way…

Laguna rapist-killer also wants out of jail

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—A former mayor sentenced to more than 300 years in jail for rape and murder wants to join the December procession out of prison.

Claiming he’s now eligible for either pardon or parole, ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez of Calauan, Laguna, contemplates a return to politics and a long vacation with his family, possibly including a pilgrimage to Israel.

And apparently he’s still got the legs for it.

“Look at my knees,” Sanchez said on Wednesday in Filipino in an interview with Radyo Inquirer at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. “Yet they say my devotion to the Virgin Mary is just all drama.”

He was showing off his knees, which he said had become dark-skinned and calloused after years of Marian devotion and praying the rosary—especially throughout his 18 years behind bars as one of the VIP inmates at the NBP.

Sanchez was meted out seven life terms for the 1993 killings of University of the Philippines students and sweethearts Eileen…

Millionaire Fair

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Would you pay $209,000 for a saucepan? This saucepan was one of the items displayed at the Moscow Millionaire Fair 2010.
Photo source

As you've probably guessed, you're not supposed to cook with this saucepan, it's for display only.

Check out more pictures of The Millionaire Fair from RT.com

A Social Network Christmas

What if Joseph and Mary had Facebook during the birth of Jesus?

Abomination

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The plea bargain that government prosecutors struck with the lawyers of ex-general Carlos Garcia last week is a legal abomination. It violates both the explicit letter of the law and the spirit that gives law life; it makes a mockery of the justice system at the very moment that system is under great stress; not least, it feeds the cynicism of the public, more and more of whom believe that Lady Justice is not blind. When the moneyed are haled to court, she only pretends to close her eyes.

Garcia, whose sons were caught in the United States carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2003 and whose wife admitted that their inexplicable family fortune came from bribes, stands (or rather, stood) accused of the non-bailable crime of plunder for accumulating over P300 million in personal wealth while he was still serving in the Armed Forces. Last Saturday, after negotiating a plea bargain and posting bail of P60,000, he walked out of prison. Technically, …

Family Guy - It's A Trap Trailer

Latte Printer

Saw this thought it was brilliant. Certainly takes latte art to the next level.


Another one.

Philippine Supreme Court Decision on Hubert Webb

Here is the link to the Supreme Court Decision on Hubert Webb's acquittal.

The concurring opinions by Carpio Morales and Sereno.

And the dissenting opinions by Villarama and Brion.

Check out Wikipedia for details of this sensational case.

Vizconde: This is a 2nd massacre

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—“This is like a second massacre. Until when will we suffer? Now you know the plight of a victim of the justice system. Why should we still have faith?” Lauro Vizconde said moments after he heard the Supreme Court.

The widower’s knees wobbled and his nephews had to help him to a nearby sofa as TV news crews jostled to record a final devastating blow to his search for justice since his wife and two children were brutally stabbed to death in his Parañaque home in 1991.

“This is it! This is what I have feared all along. All is lost,” the 72-year-old sobbed as relatives and members of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) rushed to his three-bedroom bungalow at the upper middle-class BF Homes subdivision.

“My God! Where else can we seek justice? I have done my best, why are they scared to give it to us,” Vizconde’s voice shook as he said this in Filipino.

“They were declared innocent by our good justices. This shows that the S…

TIMELINE: Vizconde Massacre

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—Below are some of the highlights of a murder case that has gripped the nation for nearly two decades:

June 30, 1991. A mother and her two daughters are found dead in their own home. Estrellita Vizconde, 47, had 13 stab wounds; 18-year-old Carmela had 17 wounds and was raped before she was killed; 7-year-old Jennifer had 19 wounds.

June 1995. Jessica Alfaro, a confessed drug addict, who claims to have witnessed the massacre, testifies in court.

August 1995. Based on Alfaro’s account, the justice department finds probable cause and files rape and murder charges against Hubert Webb, Antonio “Tony Boy” Lejano, Michael Gatchalian, Miguel Rodriguez, Peter Estrada, and Pyke Fernandez in the Parañaque Regional Trial Court.

Two other suspects, Joey Filart and Dong Ventura, remain at large to this day.

1997. Parañaque RTC Judge Amelita Tolentino turns down Webb’s request for DNA testing to see if the DNA in the recovered semen samples from Carme…

SC acquits Webb et al.

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From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.


MANILA, Philippines—Hubert Webb and six others were acquitted Tuesday of the grisly 1991 Vizconde massacre by the Supreme Court, which thrashed the testimony of the prosecution’s star witness Jessica Alfaro as “incredible and unbelievable.”

So, who did it? Who murdered Estrellita Vizconde and her daughters Jennifer, 7, and Carmela, 18, who was raped before being stabbed to death?

Voting 7-4, the high court acquitted Webb, Antonio Lejano, Michael Gatchalian, Hospicio Fernandez, Miguel Rodriguez, Peter Estrada and Gerardo Biong “for failure of the prosecution to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt.”

All of them have been released. Biong, a former policeman convicted of destroying the evidence at the crime scene, was freed two weeks ago after having completed his sentence.

The decision does not cover two other accused, Joey Filart and Artemio Ventura, who have remained at large.

The high court’s 38-page decision to acquit Webb et al. revolved mainly ar…

Hubert Webb Acquitted

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

SC acquits ex-senator’s son, 6 others in Vizconde massacre

Webb, etal ordered released as soon as possible

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 4) The Supreme Court today acquitted former senator’s son Hubert Webb and several others in connection with the celebrated Vizconde massacre case.

“The prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused,” court administrator and spokesman Jose Midas Marquez said.

Marquez said seven justices who voted for the acquittal are questioning the quality of the prosecution’s main witness.

“Jessica Alfaro is an NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) agent, not really an eye witness,” Marquez said.

“There were also suspicious details showing inherent inconsistencies, all corroboration cannot be relied on…In all, there is reasonable and lingering doubt on the guilt of the accused,” Marquez said.

Aside from Webb, the high court also acquitted Antonio Lejano II, Michael Gatchalian, Miguel Rodriguez, Peter Estrad…

Thor Trailer

Looks like another good movie from Marvel. The Norse God of Thunder, Thor!

Lego Antikythera Mechanism

For you math geeks out there.

Manny Pacquiao on Willing Willie TV5

Maggie Wilson and Victor Consunji Sexy Pre-Nuptial Video

Created by Jason Magbanua
Maggie and Victor from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.
And that's just the pre-nup!

Epic Cat Fight

'Naked Gun,' 'Airplane' star Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

From 660 News Radio and The Associated Press.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Leslie Nielsen had the sombredemeanour and stone-serious face that were just right for dramatic roles. They proved even better for comedy.

"Surely you can't be serious," an airline passenger says to Nielsen in "Airplane!" the 1980 hit that turned the actor from dramatic leading man to comic star.

"I am serious," Nielsen replies. "And don't call me Shirley."

The line was probably his most famous — and a perfect distillation of his career.

Nielsen, the dramatic lead in "Forbidden Planet" and "The Poseidon Adventure" and the bumbling detective in "The Naked Gun" comedies, died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

The Canada native died from complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home, surrounded by his wife, Barbaree, and friends, his agent John S. Kelly said in a statement.

Full story at 660news.com.

A Story of Appreciation

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".

The director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees."

The director asked, "Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner." The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, "Have you ever helped…

Oprah Calls The iPad Her Favorite Thing Ever

iPhone4 vs HTC Evo

Angry Birds Peace Treaty

A historic moment for birds and pigs everywhere. The Angry Birds and the Pigs are working on a peace treaty that has "cost millions of innocent people their ability to concentrate in work".

SBC Packers - Rex Navarette

Breaking News from Manny Pacquiao

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Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will build a University in his province. He will name it Pacman University, also known as Pac U.

The students will soon be known as Pacquers and the school administrator will be Mommy Dionesia, Mother Pacquer for short.

All You Need Is Love

What else do you need?

Young Justice

Another great cartoon from DC Comics.

Movie Trailers - Movies Blog

Manny Pacquiao - From fight rings to the people’s House

From the Philippine Online Chronicles.

Would the legendary boxing champion from the Philippines perform better in public service as a neophyte Congressman?

First-termer Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, elected Sarangani representative last May, is ready for his much anticipated fight against Mexican American boxer Antonio "Tijuana Tornado" Margarito on November 13 in Dallas, Texas. At the same time, Pacquiao seems to be keen on his responsibilities as a public servant.

Pacquiao has been in office for only three months but he has already authored/co-authored at least 21 bills and resolutions while learning the ropes as a member of the House of Representatives. He is a member for the majority in 11 committees and is a vice chairperson of the Committees on Millennium Development Goals and Youth and Sports Development.

He immediately took up various issues in Congress, such as: human rights, health, education, national security and concerns of youth, women and other marginal…

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito Highlights

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Manny Pacquiao does it again, his 8th title win in 8 different divisions. Even though Antonio Margarito was taller, bigger and has a longer reach than Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao's speed was just too much for him and Margarito ended up with a badly beaten face.

Here's some highlights from HBO Boxing.



Pacquiao vs Margarito Highlights
- Watch more Videos at Vodpod.
Here's the photo of Antonio Margarito before and after the fight.

Here's the before.

Photo from Orlando Sentinel.
Here's the after.

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) from BadLeftHook.com.

Speed Cooking

To the Chinese, the fresher the meat, the better. And nothing is fresher than cooking and eating something still alive.

PC vs Mac

The difference? Blu-Ray.

How I Run My Business On My iPhone

The iPhone is such a wonderful device that I can't imagine how I was able to live without it for the longest time. The new iPhone 4 is the first iPhone I ever owned and all I can say is...wow!

I'm in the consulting business and before the iPhone came out, I used to to carry a ton of stuff. A laptop, a cellphone and a PDA.

For the cellphone, I've always used a Nokia but I never used a high end Nokia phone. I went from the Nokia 3360 to the 8860, Sony Ericsson and then the Nokia 3500. They all worked great as cellphones, but lacking in terms of internet connectivity or use as a PDA.

On the PDA side, I went from carrying a paper based calendar to the Palm Pilot, to the Palm V and then finally to the HP iPAQ.

The best of the bunch was always the Palm Pilot or the Palm V until Palm pretty much failed with the development of the Palm OS. I went to the HP iPAQ on the feature that it included a web browser and WiFi connectivity.

Sad to say, it was all just a promise. It worked great fo…

Angry Birds Animation

Gregory Cortez did an animation of the popular iPhone game Angry Birds using construction paper and stop motion. It's pretty awesome.

The Brutal Decline of Yahoo

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I feel sorry for these guys.
Research by Scores.org

Pandak

BITOY: Bakit ang pandak mo?

DAGUL: Kasi bata pa lang ako, ulila na ako.

BITOY: Anong koneksyon nun?

DAGUL: Hello? Wala ngang nagpalaki sa akin!

Happy Ka Ba?

Bad Words

Balat Sibuyas

Here's an ABS-CBN report on the latest uproar Filipinos are making about Korean actress Lee Da Hae making fun of Filipino accents.

As if the Philippines doesn't have more pressing problems. Even something as simple as this, people get up in arms angry about it. We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously. People getting so angry to the point that they call her racist? Racist? Really? For making funny accents? Have you seen fellow Filipinos make fun of Manny Pacquiao's accent?

I don't really see why Filipinos should get angry if she's making a funny accent, I don't speak Korean so I don't know if they actually said Filipino accent. But even if they did, so what? Why should we get angry about a joke? Why do we take ourselves too seriously? Why are we "balat sibuyas"?

LEGO® STAR WARS™: BOMBAD BOUNTY

Really funny Lego Star Wars movie. What if everything was Jar-Jar's fault?

What's Harming P-Noy

Have you heard about the faux pas created by Mai Mislang's Tweet when she was part of the delagation of PNoy in Vietnam?

After Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet hosted a state banquet, Mai Tweeted "The wine sucks" and "Sorry pero walang pogi rito sa Vietnam".

I don't know about you, but as part of the official delegation, I would think that these people would be more careful about what they say in public.

Facebook, Twitter and all these other social networking sites is both a boon and a bane depending on how you use them.

It's great that the public gets to know right away what's happening first hand. On the other hand, without proper protocol or control it can lead to a diplomatic incident.

Based on what's been happening since P-Noy became President is that the people surrounding him are the ones that causing a lot of harm.

And you know what's the worst part about this? She's P-Noy's speechwriter!

There's now even a Facebook hate p…

Will Ferrell & Manny Pacquiao Sing "Imagine"

Manny! Manny! Manny!

Royal Tru Orange - Mantika

Some classic Philippine commercials.

People Doing Awesome Things

Sabado Nights

This is the San Miguel Beer commercial that introduced Ina Raymundo to the world. And to a lot of young boys, their manhood.

The Camel

A Nun and a Priest were crossing the Sahara desert on a camel.

On the third day out, the camel suddenly dropped dead without warning.

After dusting themselves off, the Nun and the Priest surveyed their situation.

After a long period of silence, the Priest spoke. 'Well,Sister, this looks pretty grim.'

'I know, Father. In fact, I don't think it likely that we can survive more than a day or two.'

'I agree,' says the Father. 'Sister, since we are unlikely to make it out of here alive, would you do something for me?'

'Anything, Father.'

'I have never seen a woman's breasts and I was wondering if I might see yours.'

'Well, under the circumstances I don't see that it would do any harm.'

The Nun opened her habit and the Priest enjoyed the sight of her shapely breasts, commenting frequently on their beauty.

'Sister, would you mind if I touched them?'

She consented and he fondled them for several minutes. 'Father, could I ask…

Puns for Educated Minds

Take two and stay out of bed for three days...you will feel better.

1. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

2. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

3. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

4. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

5. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

6. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: You stay here, Ill go on a head.

7. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

8. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

9. A backward poet writes inverse.

10. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

11. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.

12. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurpri…

Blackberry Playbook Live Demo

There were speculations that the BlackBerry Playbook was just for show and that RIM did not have an actual product. Well, RIM just demoed the real Playbook at Adobe's MAX conference.

Here's the video

Manila, Philippines - Then and Now

Looking at these pictures, I can't help but see the huge difference in them. Mainly, the amount of power lines that Meralco has put up all over the place with no regard for aesthetics. :)

Also, seeing there's no difference in how Binondo Church looks reminds me of what my grandmother told me that they stopped renovating the front of Binondo church because everytime they did, a war broke out. So they renovate the inside but never the outside anymore. I wonder if it's true.

Everythings Amazing & Nobodys Happy

The Filipino Heroes League

Filipinos are one of the best artist in the world. Most artist does work for companies like Disney, Marvel, DC and Sony.

Here's one that I found that looks great. It's called The Filipino Heroes League. The Philippines answer to the Justice League? I found the pedicab and the owner type jeepney to be funny. Very Pinoy!

Here is the link to the blog for Komix7107 where I saw this comic.

Crime

Heard from a friend that crimes are starting to go up again. He said that two weeks ago, there was an armed robbery at Peace Hotel in Ongpin. This week, there was an armed carnapping at T. Alonzo where the driver was pushed in and the car was taken with the driver.

They seem to be targeting cars like Montero or those worth P1M or more.

Also heard that kidnapping might be on the rise again.

Be careful out there.

Powerful Typhoon Approaches Philippines

From the Philstar.

MANILA, Philippines - A powerful typhoon that could intensify into the highest hurricane category is barreling toward the Philippines, international storm trackers reported yesterday.

Typhoon “Megi,” which will be called “Juan” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), is expected to make landfall in Northern Luzon in two to four days.

Megi was last spotted 1,200 kilometers east of Southern Tagalog, heading toward the Philippines at 20 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness reaching up to 150 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

The US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center on its website said Megi is forecast to reach Northern Luzon within four days.

Let's hope this doesn't turn into another Ondoy.

Batibot Returns

The popular Filipino children's show in the 80's aimed at pre-schoolers returns after 22 years. TV5 has been granted the right to air the show.

In an interview, Sienna Olaso popularly known as Ate Sienna said, “This is something that today’s youth needs. Socio-cultural values like pagmamano and the use of ‘po’ and ‘opo’ should be taught constantly.”

The shows main puppets "Pong Pagong" and "Kiko Matsing" will not be returning due to licensing issues with Sesame Workshop.

Other popular characters will be returning like Manang Bola and the show will introduce new characters.

This is wonderful news as the new generation of Filipino children really need to learn something better than watching noontime shows. Values is something that should be taught constantly.

For those of you who have nostalgia. Here's a video of the opening sequence of Batibot.

Who are more dangerous Doctors or Gun Owners?

Let's see...

Doctors

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171 Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and
Human Services.


Now think about this:

Guns

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188

Statistics courtesy of FBI


So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'


FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, but almost everyone has at least one doctor.
This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!


Please alert your friends to this alarming threat!

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!


Out of concern for the public at large, we withhe…

Bloomberg Television interview with Mr T.

I pity the fool who don't buy gold!

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for
a haircut. After the cut, he asked
about his bill, and the barber
replied, 'I cannot accept money from
you, I'm doing community service this week.'

The florist was pleased and left the
shop. When the barber went to open his
shop the next morning, there was a
'thank you' card and a dozen roses
waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut,
and when he tries to pay his bill, the
barber again replied, 'I cannot accept
money from you , I'm doing community
service this week.' The cop was happy
and left the shop. The next morning when
the barber went to open up, there was
a ' thank you' card and a dozen donuts
waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a
haircut, and when he went to pay his bill,
the barber again replied, 'I can not
accept money from you. I'm doing
community service this week.' The
Congressman was very happy and left
the shop. The next morning, when the barber
went to open u…

‘Willing-Willie’ vows to out-wow ‘Wowowee’

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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MANILA, Philippines—Controversial television host Willie Revillame who captured a massive following here and abroad via his former “Wowowee” show on ABS-CBN, is promising bigger and better prizes for his new show on a rival station, despite his legal battle with his former network.

Among the daily prizes are a fully furnished house and lot, P1 million in cash, a brand new car and scholarships for the children of the winning family in one segment called “Family Appear.”

He added that participants from the audience in the studio could win as much as P50,000.

The new show is conceptualized not just to entertain, but mainly to give hope to the viewing public. “This is my legacy to the viewers—to give them hope that their dreams could come true,” Revillame said.

Revillame said prizes and gifts of his new show “Willing-Willie,” slated for launch on Oct. 23 on TV5, would exceed those of his former noontime show.

“We will have bigger and …

The First iPad Street Musician?

I guess anything that helps pay for the iPad.
The First iPad Street Musician? from Alex Shpil on Vimeo.

Great Workout Tips

In this day and age where we live very sedentary lives. We should try to work out a lot more. I found a video with some great workout tips that you can follow...if you can pay attention.

Continuous Chest Compression CPR—University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

People & Power

Since the biggest issue in the Philippines right now is the Reproductive Health Bill and the threat of President Noynoy Aquino being excommunicated by the church. I think this video is explains pretty well the state of the nation in regards to its population.

Be Careful Guys

Bob Burnquist Grand Canyon Jump

Skateboard grind then base jump into the Grand Canyon. Damn! This guy is crazy! But it's amazing to watch.

Every Little Step with Mike Tyson & Wayne Brady

Tagalog Dictionary for the Rich and the Poor

Kung mayaman ka, meron kang "allergy".
Kung mahirap ka, ang tawag dyan ay "galis" o "bakokang".

Sa mayaman, "nervous breakdown" dahil sa "tension and stress".
Sa mahirap, "sira ang ulo".

Kung mayaman ka, "pneumonia" daw ang sakit mo.
Kung mahirap, "TB" yon.

Sa mayaman, "hyperacidity".
Kapag mahirap, "ulcer" dahil walang laman ang tiyan.

Sa mayamang "malikot ang kamay", ang tawag ay "kleptomaniac".
Sa mahirap, ang tawag ay "magnanakaw" o "kawatan".

Pag mayaman ka, you're "eccentric".
Kung mahirap ka, "may toyo ka sa ulo" o "may topak" o "may sayad".

Kung mayaman ka at sumakit ang ulo mo, ikaw ay may "migraine".
Kung mahirap ka naman at sumakit ang ulo mo, ikaw ay "nalipasan ng gutom".

Kung mayaman ka, you are referred to as someone who is "scoliotic".
Pero kung mahirap ka, ikaw ay "kub…

Georges St. Pierre Wows Pinoy Fans at Mall of Asia

Blackberry Playbook

Blackberry's answer to the Apple iPad. Wifi only for now. Now 3G or 4G. Dual HD camera, 1024-by-600-pixel display and 7 inch screen.

GLEE - Telephone (Sunshine and Rachel)

So is this Shariz?

Making A Baby

There is not one dirty word in it --

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, 'Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon...'

Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. 'Good morning, Ma'am', he said, 'I've come to...'

'Oh, no need to explain,' Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, 'I've been expecting you.'

'Have you really?' said the photographer. 'Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?'

'Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat!

After a moment she asked, blushing, 'Well, where do we start?'

'Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometime…

First Report of the IIRC on the Rizal Park Hostage-taking Incident

Here's the report of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee on the August, 23, 2010 Rizal Park Hostage-taking Incident: Sequence Of Events, Evaluation and Recommendations.

Here is a part of the report.

FACTS and SEQUENCE of EVENTS

The Tour Group

The Hong Kong tour group held hostage by Police Senior Inspector (Captain) Rolando D. Mendoza inside the Hong Thai tour bus on August 23, 2010 in front of the Quirino Grandstand along Independence Ave. of Rizal Park consisted of three families, two couples, a mother and daughter, and the tour leader.

The LEUNG family consisted of the 58 yr. old father LEUNG Kam-wing (Ken), the 43 yr. old mother NG Yau-woon (Amy), a 21 yr. old daughter LEUNG Chung-see, an 18 yr. old son LEUNG Song-xue (Jason), and a 14 yr. old daughter LEUNG Song-yi (Jessie). At the end of the tour, Amy will lose her husband and two daughters, and will be left with a comatose son.

The FU family consisted of the 39 yr. old FU Cheuk-yan, the 40 yr. old mother TSANG Yee-lai…

I Love You Sabado

Zaldy suggested sacrificing Unsay

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

MANILA, Philippines—In the aftermath of the massacre of 57 people, brother turned against brother in the Ampatuan clan as the family faced multiple murder charges and pondered whose head should roll, a court was told Wednesday.

Afraid that he would be jailed, Zaldy Ampatuan was prepared to tag his younger brother Andal Ampatuan Jr. as the man responsible for the worst political violence in the nation’s history, said former househelp Lakmudin Saliao.

Continuing his testimony before Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Saliao testified that lawyer Sigfrid Fortun advised Zaldy, then governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), not to admit anything and leave the matter to the lawyers.

Last week, Saliao testified that Ampatuan Jr., the mayor of Datu Unsay town nicknamed Unsay, carried out the family decision to waylay on Nov. 23, 2009, a convoy of a political rival contesting the gubernatorial seat in Maguindanao in the …

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Bruce Lee's Adventures in Oakland

Short documentary about Bruce Lee's time in Oakland where he opened his first martial arts school and taught it to white people.

Baby Carrots | Eat 'Em Like Junk Food | Indulge

Does this make you want to eat baby carrots?

PadTab - Tablet Mounting System

I wish I thought of that!

Jim Henson on Making Muppets 1969

It's nice to learn from the master.

As PAL strike looms, Aquino threatens to open RP skies

From GMA.TV.

President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III on Friday renewed his threat to open Philippine skies to other airlines if the country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), fails to resolve its row with its flight attendants.

In an ambush interview after a Navy counter-terror demo in Cavite, Aquino said the policy review about opening Philippine skies is now being "fast-tracked."

"The open skies policy, the review is bring fast-tracked and if it is necessary we will do it to minimize disruption to the riding public," Aquino said.

Aquino made the statement a day after the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) filed a notice of strike at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). According to FASAP president Bob Anduiza, their strike may start either late October or November.

FASAP is a labor union representing 1,600 flight attendants. FASAP earlier questioned PAL's mandatory retirement for flight attend…

Missing bank exec had taste for high life, ‘new shiny things’

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

THE BANK OFFICIAL reported to have made off with at least P300 million in deposits of mostly Chinese-Filipino clients is said to enjoy the high life.

Francis Bryan Ang, who has been relieved of his post as assistant vice president of Citibank’s Citigold wealth management unit, is “addicted to new and shiny things,” according to a schoolmate at Xavier School.

“Maybe he got a taste of the high life, liked it, but found he couldn’t afford it. So this is what he did,” said the schoolmate who asked not to be named for security reasons.

But Ang’s father, Manila Councilor Bernie Ang, told the Inquirer that his son was being persecuted in an effort to prevent him from exposing purported irregularities in the American banking giant.

“There is a concerted effort to destroy him because Bryan was about to expose something he could not take...He was about to reveal those things and told the management about what he found wrong in the system, and they jumped the gun o…

Father of Citibank executive accused of bank fraud defends son

Here's more news about Francis Bryan Ang who was reported to have stolen millions from Citibank Binondo.

MANILA, Philippines - Manila 3rd district Councilor Bernie Ang on Monday defended his son Francis Bryan Ang, former executive of Citibank who was accused of bank fraud, and stressed that “he is not guilty and not in hiding.”

In a statement, Ang guaranteed that his son will face all the accusations “unjustly hurled” against him at the proper time and forum.

Ang’s statement came in the wake of reports that Francis is “wanted” for having “stolen” millions of pesos from the bank’s rich Chinese-Filipino clients.

“How could he be wanted when there is yet to be a preliminary investigation and no arrest warrant has been issued against him?” the councilor said.

Ang said that while his son now fears for his life for going against a big, multi-national company, he gave assurance that Francis is ready to talk about what he knows to prove his innocence.

Bryan An…

The Eleven Rules of Life by Bill Gates

Here is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school. These rules are usually attributed to Bill Gates from forwarded e-mails. But it wasn't written by Bill Gates. It's an excerpt from the book "Dumbing Down our Kids" by educator Charles Sykes. It is a list of eleven things you did not learn in school and directed at high school and college grads.

Regardless of who wrote them, it's very good advice.

Here's the full list.

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Whether you like Bill Gates or not...this is prettycool. Here's some advice Bill Gates recently dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how
this concept sets them up for failure in the real world.

RULE 1
Life is not fair - get used to it.

RULE 2
The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you f…

Chen Zhen

Looks like a great movie.

Top 10 Oldest Restaurants in Manila

I saw this list from Yahoo! News Philippines about the Top 10 Oldest Restaurants in Manila.

Here's the summary of the list.

10. Savory (1950).
9. Little Quiapo (1949).
8. Max’S (1945).
7. Ongpin Manosa Restaurant Co. (1940).
6. Boy Ching Woo (1939).
5. Aristocrat (1936).
4. Ramon Lee's Panciteria (1929).
3. Ma Mon Luk (1920).
2. Ambos Mundos (1888).
1. New Toho Food Center (1888).

Here's the complete list and details of each restaurant. Yum!