My New Baby | Lenovo Z470

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Here is my new baby – Lenovo Z470 which I bought last July 18, 2011 at Lenovo, Abreeza Ayala Mall. Actually, I do have my lenovo netbook already and I have been using this netbook for about 2 years. Since it is only a netbook so there are really limitations that is why i decided to buy a new laptop with high specs. This time around I still choose a Lenovo laptop and that is a Z series. Below are the specs of my new baby 🙂

2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor ( 2.30GHz 1333MHz 3MB )

Intel Integrated HD Graphics 3000

Nvidia Geforce 525M, 2GB GFX

4GB DR3 RAM

640GB Hard Disk

DVD/Blu-Ray Drive

Integrated 2.0MP Camera

14.0″ HD Glare with integrated camera 1366×768

  • SRS Premium Sound
  • 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • 3 USB 2.0, RJ-45, VGA, HDMI Ports
  • 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
  • 2 Megapixel Webcam

Lenovo Ideapad Z470 Laptop Features:

  • Cool futuristic ID design with a transparent cover
  • New attractive fuchsia, sky blue and dark brown colors
  • Minimalist look
  • Accutype chiclet keyboard
  • Hairline and metallic effect panel
  • Dolby Advanced Audio
  • Featuring OneKey Theater II System
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Purple Angel’s Cuzina

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Puple Angels Cuzina offers a pleasurable and refined dining experience with your family and friends with these delectable foods they served. It’s a newly opened restaurant in Patnubay St. Sandawa Road (near 911) Matina Davao city.

The said restaurant also offers catering services for birthdays, debut, meetings, and other events with a very reasonable price. And among any other dishes that they served, Purple Angel’s very own BAby BAck RIbs and BOneless CHicken BArbeque has always been a favorite of many. Delightful pastries are also part of Purple Angels menu such as apple pie, cakes, brownies, and many other desserts. Another thing about Purple Angels Cuzina is their  seafood vegetable salad which is really a nom nom nom nom yummy. Come and visit Purple Angels Cuzina or call at 299-1100.

Purple Angels Menu

Purple Angels Baby Back Ribs
Boneless Chicken BBQ
Pork Steak
Crispy Chicken Caesar’s Salad
Fried Chicken
Chicken Fingers
Purple Angels Spicy Chicken
Tuna Caesar’s Salad
Breaded Prokchop
Lumpia Shanghai
Popcorn Shrimp with chips
Crispy Fried Tilapia Fillet
Fish Fillet
Calamares With Chips
Seafood Platter
Crispy Fried Boneless Bangus w/ Sinamak Sauce
Chicken Pansit Chopsuey
Boneless Bangus Tocino
Crispy Bacon
Beef w/ Broccoli
Pork Tocino
Jumbo Hotdog
Soup of the Day
Spaghetti
Vegetable Salad w/ Shrimp
Banana Choco Chips
Carbonara
Chicken and Mushroom crepe
Purple angels Pizza Overload
Ham and Cheese
Chocolate Truffles
Brownies Ala Mode
Apple Pie
Mango Crepe
Mango shake
Watermelon Shake
Pineapple Shake
Juices and Beverages

Through a Rapist’s Eyes | Reposted

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Jim Paredes wrote: Katipunan , QC incident

Reposted by Proud to be a Filipino and shared by Atty. Tating Mariscal

Dear friends,

Many of you may not have heard of the incident that happened to a friend of my son last week at about 6:30 pm right in front of the thickly-populated area of BPI-Katipunan, near shoppersville. She parked her car right in front of BPI to make a withdrawal and to do some groceries. As she was getting into her car after doing her chores, a man suddenly appeared beside her and tried to bully her into moving to the passenger seat. when she pressed her car horn to call attention, he pushed her in the car and pinned her down with his elbow on her neck. it was a good thing that she had the presence of mind to continue to struggle and press on her car horn to catch attention(even if she had to use her foot to do this) Her assailant even tried to make people believe that it was a domestic matter by telling the crowd not to get involved as it was a “private matter”. But with the onlookers multiplying by the second, her assailant finally gave up and ran. That was when she stood up and shouted for help. Thank God the guy got caught and is now under police custody. Last saturday, during the inquest, she told me that what gave her the guts to fight her assailant was the article “THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” forwarded to our e-groups! about a week prior to her attack. I am re-forwarding the article (you can find it at the bottom of this (e-mail) for everyone’s benefit. please tell your friends, family, and loved ones about this. It works. may i just add that to a certain extent, we have to get ourselves involved if we see violence being committed on anyone like calling on a security guard or a police officer even if it appears to be a domestic matter. It seems that a lot of attackers use that tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a situation. Everyone, please be very, very careful.

THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…

FYI – Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:

1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL …. I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading, forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This hassaved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage: a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) . b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars. c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim. I’d like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

Jim Paredes

BACK 2 SCHOOL GIFT GIVING PROJECT | YOU’RE INVITED!

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COME and JOIN

What: BACK 2 SCHOOL GIFT GIVING PROJECT

Where: KUMASI, BASIAWAN STA. MARIA DAVAO DEL SUR

When: MAY 15, 2011 – SUNDAY (8:00am)


About the Project: https://napreyalmario.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/back-to-school…ving-project-2/

https://napreyalmario.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/back-to-school-gift-giving-project-letter-to-all-sponsors/

For more details:

Contact Naprey “napz” Almario with his mobile # 09228794205 / 09205916206 



8th International Abilympics | Manila

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“WE, THE ONES WHO ARE CHALLENGED NEED TO BE HEARD AND SEEN NOT JUST AS A DISABILITY, BUT AS A PERSON WHO HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BLOOM. BE SEEN NOT ONLY AS A HANDICAP, BUT AS A WELL INTACT HUMAN BEING.”

Every after four years, Abilympics International is held in different countries. It is with the initiative of the International Abilympics Federation and in partnership of Rehabilitation International. This was actually started by Japan in celebration for the International Year for Disabled Persons in 1981 which aims to raise awareness on the development of PWDs.

Last December 03, 2010, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) conducted a National Skills competition in Manila. This is in line with the 8th International Abilympics in Seoul Korea. Winners will be part of the team who will represent the country in the said abilympics.

There were 13 PWDs from Davao Region who participated the said event and luckily i am one of them. During the skills demo/competition, there were around 50 participants all over the Philippines who competed in different categories. the competition was held simultaneously in 3 different venues: SM north EDSA, NCDA center, and the Commission on Information communication Computer Center – UP Diliman.

The following are the list of the competition in the said event:

Waste re-use, Photography, Website creation, Poster design (this is where i compete), english word processing, english desktop, computer assembly, Autocad architecture, and flower arrangement.

       Erik Papas (in I Heart Tagaytay Shirt) one of our Gold Medalist with the Director of NCDA and his colleague

      Winners for Poster Design making, me in yellow shirt (Davao), center is Leomil (Cotabato), Darlito (Davao)

                                                          Computer skills Participants

It was really a memorable experience for it is my first time to travel with these fellow Physically challenged persons.

We’re 13 in different disabilities and we only had two caregivers but fortunately, we were able to surpass the challenges. People are looking at us everywhere, i know they are amazed of how we managed to travel in our wheelchairs and crutshes.

                 We had the chance also to go to Trinoma in quezon city during our last night in manila.

We went home with 9 medals: 4 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals and some of these winning group will  represent Philippines in Seoul Korea in the coming year.

As we went home also, we had our courtesy call from Mayor Inday Sarah of Davao.


Back To School Gift Giving Project | Letter to all Sponsors

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Good day!

My name is Naprey Almario, a volunteer of various organizations in Davao city like the Padre Pio’s Home for Children and the organization for Person’s With Disability. Together with my colleagues, friends, & family, we have been doing some community activities in the said city and as part of it, we are organizing a Gift Giving Project this summer and it’s called “BACK TO SCHOOL GIFT GIVING PROJECT”. We will be giving School Supplies to selected children at Kumasi, Basiawan Sta. Maria Davao del Sur on the 15th of May 2011.

In line with this, we respectfully ask for your kindest hearts to support this project to help school children who do not have necessary materials to foster their basic education. We believed that education that teaches good moral character is the key to change our nation for better. We would like to present our advocacy project as an opportunity for you to extend your goodwill, by helping in providing better education to our young ones.

Should you express interest in making this vision a reality, please do not hesitate to contact me and details are indicated below.

Naprey “napz” Almario

mobile: 09228794205/09205916206

email: napzpogi@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!

GOD BLESS US ALL

Respectfully,

Naprey Almario

Community Activities

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Here are some of the school supplies that I need for the said Back 2 School Gift Giving Project.

-Pencils                                      -Ballpoint pens

-Colored Pencils                         -Coupon bond / Colored Papers

-Crayons                                    -Scissors

-Notebooks                                -Elementary Papers

-Sharpeners                              -Glue or Paste

-Rulers                                       -School Bags

-Pencil Cases                             -others

Captured Moments: Cebu-Bohol Educ Tour ’08

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Travelling bags, digital cameras, sun glasses, jackets, hi-tech PDAs, and even a stuffed toy were all the belongings we packed in during our Educational Tour in Cagayan de Oro City (CDO), Cebu City, & Bohol. This voyage of ours happened last October 12-16, 2008. The third year & fourth year students of Holy Child College participated in the said tour, that includes me – the author, and of course with us was the ITE Program Head, Engr. Eugene Iglesias.

We first assembled at the school campus. Everything was set and everyone was ready to travel. At exactly 9:30 in the morning, we left Davao going to CDO where we board on the Cebu Ferry. We were in two groups when we left (2 vans). We had our lunch in Bukidnon and at 5:00 o’clock in a rainy afternoon, we were in the city of “Golden Friendship” already – CDO. We had our short hour shopping at Linkit Kai Mall. Short because we were expecting to board on the said ferry at 6:00pm where we also had our dinner. Then, at 8:00pm, the ferry was now going to Cebu. Many of us were “firstimers”in traveling by sea. Some were excited but one of our fellows cried when we were about to board because of the heavy rain. Some of our colleagues tried to calm her and later on she just smiled and looked like she was already okay.

At an early morning of 4:00 o’clock, we were all conscious already that we’re about to see the sunrise while in the “Queen City of South”. Closely 6:00am, we arrived in Cebu as if it was just a twosome blinks of our eyes. First stop, “Hanga Bay” restaurant for a well-deserved buffet breakfast. After an hour, we had our early check-inn at Cebu Business Hotel just to leave all of our belongings and then, it’s time for our first company visit.

MICS (Management Information & Computer Services) was a government owned company located at the focal point of the city. There, we saw how they manage to supervise all computer systems being used by government offices within the city. For this company visit of ours, it made us realized that Cebu was really into the Information Communication Technology. Next halt, ABS-CBN Cebu where we experienced being in the center-stage with all the colorful lights as if, we are in a variety show. We also went inside to their FM station and experienced being on air. But wait, it’s already 12:00noon,(time runs fast) we had to take our lunch. Take note, it’s another buffet meal again. So guys, what we are waiting for.

We just had a short break after lunch because it’s time for our third company visit that is in CITOM(Cebu City Traffic Operation Management). Having a 7.5 M monitoring system for the traffic operation gave them the credit of being on the list as traffic-free city. Though sometimes, troubles really happened according to them.

Add on to this trip, it’s time for Mall Shopping. We went inside to the AYALA Center Cebu & believe it or not, you can’t have just a one day tour in here (better believe in it). I suggest you bring with you a wheelchair. Just kidding (“that’s what I did actually”). Seriously, AYALA was really huge. If I’m not mistaken, it was next to Mall of Asia in Manila as the biggest shopping center in the Philippines currently.

Subsequently, it’s another buffet dinner at a local restaurant. Still, it was commendable. Afterwards, we went back to the hotel. Tiring but we did enjoy our first day in Cebu and we’re very much excited for the next day around.

Second day it was. First activity, “ang walang kamatayang kainan” (another buffet breakfast again).But let us move forward to our next company visit that was in IPI – International Pharmaceutical Inc. IPI was the manufacturer of Casino Alcohol, Efficascent Oil (Liniment), Bioderm Soap, and a lot more local products. We went inside to the factory and we were very amazed with the employee’s quick hands and eyes on putting labels & seals to the product. A big applause for these hardworking workers of our country.

Next to IPI was a telecom software company in the Philippines – that is NEC. A Japanese owned company who produces computer software and systems in the country & abroad. Employees got the chance to be trained and even work in Japan which is known to be the most innovative country all over the world. They are paid also with great amounts & benefits are at stake.

Now, straight from our 4th company visit (NEC), it’s time for a buffet lunch. This time around, it’s a Lapu-lapu inspired meal, eating in a SuTuKil restaurant near the Lapu-lapu monument located in Mactan, Cebu. Aside from the delicious food, they also have affordable souvenirs such as t-shirts, bags, key chains, and a whole lot more. When you travel to a place, always remind yourself that friends and family do expect some sort of “pasalubong”. You can’t blame them because everyone are used to it.

Unfortunately, we will have our last company visit in Cebu that was in INNODATA XML Content. They were more on the encoding part of books, magazines, dictionaries, & a lot more reading materials content. Well, sorry for myself because I was not able to enjoy my tour in their company because of the unfriendly environment. I mean, they’re not capable of accommodating physically-challenged person. Well so much for that experience anyway. For the readers, just ask some 4th yr and 3rd yr students who participated during the tour. For now, let us proceed with our next activity.

Next destination was Magellan’s Cross, and the old Sto. Niño Church. Structures were great and you can really have an idea that you’re in one of the well-visited spots in Cebu. It was still 4:30pm, we had decided to have our last souvenir shopping. This time around, we went to their wet market place where we could buy some “danggit” and “pusit”. We went also to the authentic Shamrock store where another “pasalubong” can be found. These three delicacies are just one of the reasons why people keep on visiting Cebu. Before going back to the Hotel, we took first our dinner, our last buffet dinner in this city. So, guys… grab the opportunity.

Speaking of last, to end up our Cebu tour, we must not miss to try some night life party there. At around 9pm, we went to a comedy bar – 22seconds St. Avenue.  Expected, there were lots of laughters & lots of drinks. For those who were used to it, beers were available but for us, a bottle of soft drink was already okay. “Ayaw palabi guyz, dili bya ni atong lugar”. Well, well, well, Sir Eugene Iglesias was on stage, being the subject of “pang-aalaska” of the comedians. It’s quite naughty so just ask personally the man. Anyways, it’s already 1:00am guys, seems like the night went fast. We still need to fix all of our baggage for our 6:00am trip going to another destination.

Obviously, we woke up late. Our tour bus needs to run fast going to the pier for us to board in an Ocean Jet because the next destination was Bohol.

It’s another add-on to our educational trip. The famous Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, and old Churches are just three of the main attractions of Bohol, so we did a lot of pictorials. We had the chance also to meet as in face-to-face and took some picture with the biggest and longest snake in the Philippines – “Frowny”. Such wild life encounter was a worth keeping experience. Well another thing that was worthy experience there, was when we went inside the Baclayon Church; took some pose with their antic altar and able to visit the museum. Let’s talk about “pasalubong”, that includes “calamay” – a native delicacy of Bohol, “peanut kisses”, and souvenir t-shirts printed by some of the “pinagmamalaki” of Bohol. We also tried to eat in a floating restaurant in Loboc River and mingle to the “ATI tribe “.

 

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The whole experience was really great and very memorable. Aside from the learning with our ICT company visit, we were also able to see how beautiful our country is. We must be proud of being a Filipino. And it is really a great feeling also when you travel in a place where you haven’t been before especially you are in a group along with your friends, & classmates. The travel experience becomes more momentous.

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