Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Don't Be Misinformed by CFC

This ad was run at the Sept. 30 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and is basically another misrepresentation by the Couples for Christ Foundation of what the real purpose and meaning of the HOUSE BILL NO. 5043 is. The title ironically says it all DON'T BE MISINFORMED!

The ad gives you 7 test questions answerable by yes or no that are "supposed" to tell you whether you should agree with the bill or not. It also mentions parts and sections of the bill you should read with regards to the question.

Please read the entire bill and decide for yourselves what is really good for the impoverished section of our community. Don't let published half-truths sway your opinion. i know its a bit of a long read but it is really an enlightening read.

Full text of House Bill No. 5043 (Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008)

and please sign the online petition to pass the bill


Petition Ad run at the same day and same newspaper as the CFC ad

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wii Outdoor Irony

"Outdoor" challenge?

I still remember when a kid's "outdoor challenge" meant looking for an old tin can then removing your spartan or dragon slippers to play "tumbang preso" barefoot, or going bike racing at your nearest subdivision on your bmx bike, or better yet playing water tag at the beach or local pool.

Funny yet sad at the same time
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Skrull Ship Crashes at Ali Mall

I am sorry.

First it was an image of President GMA outing herself as a skrull. Now famous Filipino comic book artist Leinil Francis Yu has given us another fun easter egg. That of a skrull ship crashing at the parking lot of Ali Mall Cubao.

This is all part of the Marvel Secret Invasion mini-series/event. Check out issue#5 for the Arroyo pic and issue#6 for the Ali Mall crash.

Secret Invasion #6 cover
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Rainy Day at the La Mesa Ecopark

With nothing to do on a cloudy Monday afternoon, we decided to visit the La Mesa Ecopark to have some nature tripping fun. For a measly P50/person you can stay at the park for the whole day. For first time visitors i recommend that you ride the electric car first for the free tour. This way you can see all the places and attractions that are inside the park without breaking a sweat, because i can tell you that this park is huge!

We made the mistake of climbing the flower terraces first and boy was it tiring! The view of the La Mesa dam was disappointing since it was gated and fenced. You can barely see it. But the view of the park from above made that climb worth it.

The La Mesa Dam

Neptune Pond


You can pitch a tent at the amphitheater where camping is allowed. This place is the only lighted area in the park at night.

I know that were not supposed to pick the flowers but i just couldn't help it. Sorry! :)

Fitness trail for the fit and young. How i miss those fit and carefree days of yore. Hahaha! Too bad im not fit and only young at heart.

Go Girl!

Bikes can be rented for P50-80/hr. But since it was slightly raining and the biking area was a little muddy, nobody was renting that day.

Fishing Wharf

You can rent a fishing rod for P20 for the whole day and pay P80/kg of the fish that you catch. You can grill the fish inside the park if you're inclined to do that.

It seems that you have to pay the Pool Entrance fee if you want see the pool, even if youre not going to take a swim. Too bad.


Water Lilies

Watch out for those metal railings, you might get a bit of a surprise when you look at them closely. Slimy snails alert!

Souvenir Shop

Special thanks to all the people at the briefing area and at the First Aid station for being so helpful and polite. Good job guys. Keep it up!

One last smile before we leave the ecopark

Sakay Na!

La Mesa Ecopark

East Fairview, Quezon City

(02) 430-4051 / (02) 430-5207 (telefax)

Entrance: Php 50.00

Discounts available for senior citizens and QC residents/student

Website: http://www.lamesaecopark.com/

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ultra Realistic Paper Crafts

Who says that Yamaha only offers bikes and musical instruments? These ultra-realistic paper crafts can be downloaded here. If you have lots of time to spare and is ultra-patient unlike me, then you should go try this.

Sumatran Orangutan

Giant Panda

Grevy's Zebra

Japanese Golden Eagle

Hyacinth Macaw

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paradizoo Fun Misadventure

After parking near the gate of paradizoo where only about 3-4 cars can be accommodated, we asked the guard where we were supposed to pay the entrance fee. The ticket office was not near the entrance but was located inside the zoo besides the restrooms! I paid the tickets and asked for a golf cart to rent. after waiting for about 5 minutes i was informed that they have run out of gas for their golf carts!

Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise since we were offered to ride a karitela instead which was to be pulled by a white carabao. Make that a very muddy white carabao!

Now is when the fun starts! Together with a tour guide we were ready to see all the animals that paradizoo had to offer. Starting with the famous Voltes Five! A five legged bull! Right out of Xavier's school of gifted mutant animals.






After passing Perpetual Park which is a pet cemetery, we stopped at the honey bee farm and butterfly garden for a short lecture on how bees produce wax and honey.


Butterfly Garden without any butterflies

Then it was time to ride the karitela again. Vegetable and flower gardens surrounded the road we were on. Who knew that seeing vegetables coupled with the sound of the carabaos hooves on the road could produce such a relaxing effect.


Vegetable Gardens

We made another stopover at paradizoo cafe where we saw a stone/wood block. Legend has it that this was dug up at a church and nobody could tell whether it was made out of wood or stone. Too bad the guide couldn't tell us more about this story.

The Infinity Pond of Positivism from Afar

Not so Positive when Near


After the karitela ride we decided to walk to the places where the karitela wasn't able to go. Chesca had fun feeding the baby sheep. Then it was off to the pigs! Seeing the pigs was a wonderful experience for Chesca but the smell was so overpowering that she threw up. Throwing up yet at the same time giggling with joy at seeing the pigs!

Km. 63 Panungyan, Mendez Cavite
(02) 898-3695; 895-7142; 899-9824
(02) 899-9829

Entrance: Php 99.oo

Golf Cart/Karitela rental: Php 150.oo

Website: http://www.paradizoo.com/

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