Wolverine

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 7:36 PM


Wolverine is one of the most famous Marvel character that ever existed. In fact, it is the favorite one among marvel super heroes. Having a strong personality, Wolverine definitely captures the sentiment of readers, both young and old marvel fanatics. With the character of a bad boy image, it is the most aggressive and hot-tempered mutant in marvel comics. Wolverine really made his mark in the comics world.
After X-men 1, 2 and 3 the movies, a latest one is coming this May 1, 2009 entitled "X-Men Origins: Wolverine the movie". Marvel fanatics are certainly excited to watch this upcoming movie, where the story is centered on the character of James Howlett, who is more commonly known as Logan or Wolverine. The story of wolverine's life in this movie will show how Sabretooth became his mortal enemy, and how he had the "adamantium" metal implanted to his bone. Since the presence of adamantium negates the natural structural limits of his bones, he can lift or move heavily weight objects that would otherwise damage a human skeleton.


This is absolutely a must watch movie and even more since there are new mutant appearances that can be anticipated to showcase itself, like Gambit. I myself is extremely excited to see this movie. I cant wait to see it my self.

Ki

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 7:17 PM



Ki is a simple two-letter word that has a deep meaning that will widen or expand your understanding about the way of life. Ki usually means “flow of energy” and often means “energy” in Western philosophy. This called “energy flow” has lots of alternate names in Asian countries like in Chinese it is called qi, in Japanese it is ki, in Vietnamese khi, and in Korean gi.

Ki exists in many beliefs especially in Asian countries. It plays a big role in lots of martial arts which exist in Asia, especially in Japan which is the birth place of the martial art of Aikido which was founded by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido focuses on unifying with life energy or what they called “the Way of harmonious spirit”. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on.

In Chinese traditional art of geomancy, the word feng shui is based to calculate the balance of qi, the connection between elements, and many others factors. The Chinese believe that knowing the energy flow will affect their health, business, luck and other aspects of life.

In my understanding everyone of us has our own ki. Whether it is positive or negative it is up to us to develop, understand, and learn how to use it wisely.

Turismo Pilipina 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 7:09 PM

The first Turismo Pilipina 2008 national beauty pageant for all beautiful women in the country pure or half breed and an official resident of a particular country will compete for the title. The winner will represent the Philippines in its international competition. This competition was founded by Precious Lara Quigaman (Miss International 2005), President of Turismo Pilipina Charities, Inc. (TPCI) with the help of her best girlfriends (Denille Lou Valmonte, Bb. Pilipinas international 2006 and Karen Loren Agustin-Ostrea, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2002, Vice President and Secretary, respectively) they have successfully fulfilled their plan of having their own pageant.

This pageant gives boost to all women in the Philippines not only in Luzon but also from Visayas and Mindanao. In this pageant you can see representatives from different places in Mindanao like Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Del Norte, South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Surigao Del Sur, Shariff Kabunsuan, Misamis Oriental, Maguindanao, Basilan, and many more.

It is good to hear that Philippine tourism is once again being advertised through this pageant and it is a good way of promoting, advertising and boosting our country as one of the best tourist spots in Asia.

Enlightenment

Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:22 PM

Enlightenment is a very intriguing word. It usually means wisdom or deep understanding of perception. However, there are two relative concepts with it which can be quite distinct: religious or spiritual enlightenment and secular or intellectual enlightenment. This causes confusion, since those who claim for intellectual enlightenment often reject spiritual concepts as well. In my understanding, enlightenment is an awareness or satisfaction with your self for having the highest understanding or knowledge that a human being can achieve. It is controlling your sense of feeling that is manipulated by the mind. I believe only few people achieve this particular kind of enlightenment state. You need high self discipline, training and understanding to reach this kind of knowledge. I believe some martial arts masters, sensie or instructors have achieved this kind of state due to years of training and experience. Achieving this kind of state lets them become aware with the moves of the opponent before they even execute it. But to maintain this kind of state you must maintain the standard of training, focus, mental and physical standard. What do you think will happen if we reach this kind of enlightenment? The opinion is yours.

My Bohol Chocolate Hills Trip

Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 5:37 PM


Chocolate hills is one of the most famous signature tourist attractions in the Philippines, in fact it is the main attraction in Bohol. My chocolate hills experience was one of the most exciting ones I’ve ever had. Me and my family arrived at the site where people were given a chance to view a a place prepared by the tourism department of Bohol, which actually made visitors appreciate deeper the various attractions in Bohol. I was amazed how both foreign and local tourists would come and go to the place just to witness the unique structure of the land. There are two ways to get to the site, either upwards by the stairs or through the zig zag flat way. We took the zig zag path cause it's easier compared to the stairway path which is approximately 100 steps to follow on, and my father is too old to do that. Upon arriving at the top you can really appreciate the magnificence of the hills that look like giant moles. There you will see many foreign and local tourists taking pictures of it. Also, a number of foreign tourists prefer to take the stair path instead and have fun witnessing and exploring the extraordinary rolling terrain of haycock hills. Anyway, after a few minutes of sight seeing from the top view, my father decided to take the stairs upon going down. We also went for the local shops and bought Bohol t-shirt trademarks. Then we took a ride going to the tarsier sanctuary and then on to Loboc river floating restaurant. The Loboc River Cruise is an added entertainment for our lunch, and not only is the food delicious but it makes a whole fun experience. Among other things we did besides eating sea foods served by the locals are listening to live acoustic music and singing a mix of English and local Bohol songs. My trip in Bohol Chocolate Hills with my family is one of the best and I know I'm definitely going back there.

White Water Rafting Experience in Cagayan de Oro

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 11:00 PM


I’m going to talk about my first white water rafting experience in Cagayan de Oro Philippines. At first I was so blank when I heard about water rafting all I knew was it involved riding a rubber boat and do a lot of paddling and there you go.

Rafting is used as way of transportation of people and food long ago. Now white water rafting is used as a recreational activity using a raft to explore a river or around the water. It is usually done in different types or degree of water to excite and thrill the emotion of its passenger. In my experience you must always follow the instructions of your guide, always remember the introductory instruction kind of paddling skills, what you should do if you fall from the raft, and always listen to the guide.

Choose a guide who is professional, outgoing and funny for you to enjoy rafting. Also choose to be with adventurous friends or crew. Part of my experience is swimming with the rapids, then I realized never to face the rapids or else you can drink a lot of water haha! Some rapids are dangerous but some are okay only the experienced rafting tour guide knows where and when it is safe to swim or jump.

My friends and I definitely enjoyed our first rafting adventure. Special thanks to my friend Kim S. Domingo for giving us very nice experience.

PACQUIAO VS DE LA HOYA

Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Its getting near the most awaited boxing event of the year, the battle that almost everyone in the world waiting to see. Even I is so excited to see the match, I would say Manny Pacquiao is my favorite Filipino boxer. Manny “PACMAN” Paquiao born December 17, 1978, birth place Bukidnon, birth name: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, stance south paw, nationality Philippines, residence General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines, division lightweight, height 5′ 6½″, reach 67“ with a record of 47 wins with 35 knock out, 3 lost and 2 draw.

Oscar de la Hoya born February 4, 1973, nicknamed "The Golden Boy" is an Mexican American boxer and promoter who won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games. Rated at Super Welterweight, height 5 feet 10.5 inch, nationality Mexican American, birth date February 4, 1973, birth place East Los Angeles, CA, stance Orthodox. Boxing record 39 wins with 30 wins by knock out, and 5 losses.

Even though lots of people saying that Manny Pacquiao will loose to De La Hoya due to height advantage and size but I think it doesn’t matter. For me only the best fighter will win. Both are good boxer, both willing to win and exciting to watch, definitely we wont be bored. Lets get it on…

Ares God of War

Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Ares god of war in greek mythology, son of Zues and Hera. Greek name ArhV, transliteration ArĂªs, latin spelling Ares, and his Roman Name Mars. A battle lust god, picture as bearded warrior dressed in battle arms, or a nude beardless youth with helm and spear in Greek art. Ares symbol is vulture, being god of war also known as god of blood lust or slaughter personified. Being one of the gods, Ares definitely the bad boy among gods in Mount Olympus, the hot temper one, always distrusted and longing for war. Ares had a famous affair with Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty, love and fertility soon caught by Hephaistos husband of Aphrodite who invited the olympian gods and goddesses to witness the affair. Ares and Aphrodite caught in an embarrassing position and all the Gods came down to watch. Some of the gods were not happy witnessing the situation but some of the gods laughed while some commented on the beauty of Aphrodite, some gods remarked that they would trade places with Ares, and everyone laughed.

Greek Mythology

Monday, November 10, 2008 at 6:51 PM


Greek Mythology is one of my favorite topics to read every time I go to the library to kill time. Greek mythology gives major influence to their own cult and rituals in Ancient Greek civilization. Greek myth explains the origins of the world and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and other mythological creatures. One of my favorite gods in Greek mythology is Zeus god of sky and thunder, ruler of Mount Olympus and the King of the Gods. I think Zeus is one of the most famous gods among gods in Greek myths. His symbols are the thunderbolt, oak, eagle and bull. The first time I saw Zeus' picture in an encyclopedia I was amazed by the way they picture him holding a thunder bolt and pointing below the ground. Definitely an icon for supremacy and leadership that’s why he's my favorite.