Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Music In My Head (I've Got a Feeling)

by Black Eyed PeasI chose “I’ve Got a Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.The title of the song and the words in the song make perfect sense for me right now. “I’ve gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night that tonight’s gonna be a good night that tonight’s gonna be a good good night”. It’s thinking positive that it’s going to be a good night. I’m thrilled to announce that the Black Eyed Peas still have two songs staying at or near the top of the Billboard charts. Their album, The E.N.D. is also holding its own on the charts all over the world. I Gotta Feeling Boom Boom Pow have set all-time records on the charts and are still holding on. These BEP songs are so fantastic, there’s no telling how long they will stay on the charts!



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy (Photos)

Typhoon Ondoy flooded Manila, Philippines with record rainfall and severe flooding all day. See Typhoon Ondoy pictures i gathered thru the internet.

Nine people have reportedly died due to the calamity, while thousands were stranded in the flooded streets of Manila and the other provinces. Ondoy also forced a lot more people were left to evacuate their homes or stay on their rooftops for a long amount of time as even houses were flooded from the inside.











CRISTINE REYES on her rooftop. went up at 1 pm ....rescued around 10 pm.
from atom ATOM araullo's phone.

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by Juliet de Loza/Noel Abuel/Eralyn Prado/Dindo Matining/JB Salarzon/Tina Mendoza/AFP

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Ginulantang kahapon ng walang patid na buhos ng ulan na hatid ng bagyong ‘Ondoy’ ang rehiyon ng Luzon kung saan pangunahing sinalanta ay ang Metro Manila matapos nitong palubugin sa ga-hita hanggang lampas-taong baha ang 90% ng kalungsuran.

Kasabay nito ay naitala ang 9-kataong nasawi dulot ng hagupit ni ‘Ondoy’ sa iba’t ibang panig ng rehiyon.

Paliwanag naman ng Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Admi­nistration (PAGASA) flood forecasting center, ang bumuhos na ulan kahapon ay katumbas ng halos dalawang linggong normal na pag-ulan.

Nabatid pa na simula alas-otso hanggang alas-11:00 pa lamang ng umaga ay umabot na sa 112 millimeters ang volume ng bumuhos na ulan at sobra-sobra na umano ito para bumaha ang malaking bahagi ng Kalakhang Maynila.

Bagama’t sunud-sunod ang bagyong pumasok sa teritoryo ng Pilipinas nitong nakalipas na tatlong linggo, ang pinagsama-sama nilang buhos ay naitala lamang sa sukat na 300 millimeters.
Samantala, isa pa sa nakadagdag ng biglang paglaki ng tubig ay ang obligadong pagpapakawala ng tubig mula sa mga water reservoir na mabilis na napuno at umangat ang tubig sa critical level dahil na rin sa walang patid at tila galit na galit na buhos ng ulan.

Unang nagpakawala ng tubig ang La Mesa dam matapos umakyat sa 80.15 meters ang antas ng tubig dito. Sinundan ito ng pag-akyat din sa critical level ng tubig sa Angat dam kaya’t napilitan din itong magpakawala ng tubig dakong alas-11:00 ng umaga.

Ilang oras makaraan ito ay nagpahayag din ang Magat dam sa lalawigan ng Isabela na posible rin silang magpakawala ng tubig dahil sa mabilis na pag-akyat sa critical level.

Ang Ipo dam ang unang nagbawas ng tubig dakong ala-1:20 ng madaling-araw nang buksan ang gates 2, 3 at 4. Makaraan ang ilang oras ay isinara na ang gate 2 at ang gates 3 at 4 na lamang ang iniwang nakabukas hanggang kahapon.

Bilang direktang resulta, 25 barangay sa Marilao, Meycauayan, San Miguel at Bocaue sa Bulacan ang lumubog sa flashfloods.

Sa pang-alas-dos ng hapong ulat ng National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), umabot sa 33 barangay sa Metro Manila ang iniulat na lumubog sa baha: isa sa Maynila, dalawa sa Marikina City, anim sa Malabon City, dalawa sa Muntinlupa City, lima sa Quezon City, isa sa Makati City, isa sa Pasay City, lima sa Pasig City, isa sa Valenzuela City at siyam sa San Juan City.

Bukod pa rito, 37 kalsada sa Kalakhang Maynila ang idineklarang ‘impas­sable’ o hindi madaanan ng maliliit na sasakyan.

Ngunit sa ulat ng Manila Police District (MPD) district tactical operations center, sa Maynila pa lamang ay 33 major at minor streets na ang hindi madaanan pagsapit pa lamang ng alas-12:30 ng tanghali.

Bunga nito, kinaila­ngang gumamit ng mga 6x6 o 10-wheeler truck ang mga kawani ng Manila City Hall sa paghahatid ng mga relief goods sa evacuation centers at maging sa pag-rescue sa mga na-trap sa baha.

Sa kahabaan ng Epifanio Delos Santos Ave. (EDSA), daan-daang commuters ang na-stranded sa hindi inaasahang pag­laki ng baha rito kung saan marami sa mga ito ang sumugod na at nagpakabasa sa ulan habang sinasagasa ang ga-tuhod hanggang ga-baywang na baha makaraan ang siyam na oras na pagtitiyaga sa walang galawang trapiko.

Sa Makati City, mahigit 1,000 pamilya sa Silverio Compound ng San Isidro ang kinailangang iligtas sa ga-bewang na baha. Samantalang umakyat din hanggang tuhod ang baha sa San Antonio , Palanan at Olimpia.

Sa Taft Ave. sakop ng Pasay City , umabot din hanggang sa bewang ang baha.
Sa Bgy. Putatan, Alabang at Sucat, Muntinlupa City , umabot sa 4,000 pa­milya ang nagsilikas sa mga paaralan para sa kanilang kaligtasan.

“We need the help of the concerned agencies to help us evacuating hundreds of (families) in eight out of nine barangays in Muntinlupa. They are in danger,” pagsusumamo ni Muntinlupa City Rep. Rufino Biazon.

Ang mga tirahang barung-barong ng mahigit 1,000 pamilya sa San Isidro , Parañaque City ay nilamon din ng malaking tubig.

Bunga nito, nagpasaklolo kahapon si Parañaque City Rep. Roilo Golez sa pamahalaan upang saklolohan ang mahigit 5,000 pamilyang naapektuhan ng baha sa kanyang distrito. Karamihan umano sa mga ito ay ngayon pa lamang nakalasap ng baha sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon.

“These areas never experienced flooding in the past. Ngayon lang sila binaha kaya marami ang naapektuhan,” ani Golez habang tinutukoy ang mga lugar ng Bgy. San Antonio , Marcelo Green, Don Bosco, Moonwalk, Sun Valley , Merville at San Martin de Porres.

“We also need big trucks for distributions of relief goods,” ani Golez.

Si Bayan Muna party­list Rep. Teodoro Casiño, sa kabilang dako, ay nanga­lampag naman ng rescue teams para saklolohan ang mga pamilyang na-trap sa biglang pagbaha kung saan marami sa mga ito ay nasa bubungan na ng kanilang bungalow na mga bahay sa kasagsagan ng buhos ng ulan.

“Please prioritize the families on the roof of the house on P. Santos St. , Doña Peña cor. Road 1, Bgy. Tumana. Malulunod na daw sila doon,” anang kongresista.
Sa Kabikulan, tinatayang 1,000 hanggang 2,000-katao ang na-stranded matapos na harangin ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ang kanilang paglalayag.

Sa Caliclan, Aklan, hindi rin pinayagang magbiyahe ang mga maliliit na bangka.
Sa inisyal na ulat na 9-kataong nasawi, isa rito ay mag-ama na nabagsakan ng isang bumagsak na pader sa kasagsagan ng baha at buhos ng ulan samantalang apat na bata ang nalunod at tatlo pa ang tinangay ng malakas na agos.

Hindi matiyak kung kasama sa bilang ang tatlong batang naiulat sa tanggapan ng alkalde ng Muntinlupa City na nalunod sa Bagumbayan River .

Samantala, iniulat kahapon ni Manila Electric Company (Meralco) external communications mana­ger Joe Zaldarriaga na kinailangan nilang agapan ang pagputol ng supply ng kuryente sa mga lugar na unang dumanas ng matin­ding pagbaha upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng mga mamamayan.

Kadalasang panganib na hatid ng lumalaking tubig ay ang pagtulay dito ng kuryente.
“Power was disconnected in many areas so as to ensure the safety of the public,” anang Meralco executive.

Sa Pasay City, isang lalaki ang nakuryente kahapon ng tanghali matapos pasukin ng baha ang loob ng bahay nito. Nakilala ang biktimang si Rolando Lozada.

Kaugnay pa rin ng ma­tinding pananalasa ng ulan ni ‘Ondoy’, kinansela ng Korte Suprema ang bar exa­minations ngayong araw at sa halip ay iniurong ito sa Oktubre 4, 2009. Ito’y alinsunod sa desisyon ni 2009 Bar Chairperson Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura.

PICTURES

People are stranded in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila .

Aida De Leon grieves in Pasig City , east of Manila .

An aerial view aboard a Philippine Air Force chopper shows devastation brought by Tropical Storm Ketsana in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila .

Residents are evacuated by police boats during flooding in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila .

A Philippine Air Force aerial shot shows damaged houses in Marikina City , Metro Manila. More than 70 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended as a powerful tropical storm battered the main Philippines island of Luzon .

Residents wait to be evacuated from a partially submerged house during flooding in Bocaue, north of Manila .

Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flash floods after a strong tropical storm hit the main island of Luzon , disaster officials said.

Residents cross a flooded street with the use of a rope in Quezon City .

A boy is lifted onto the roof of a building to escape the flooding in the Quezon City suburban of Manila . Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just six hours Saturday, triggering the worst flooding in the Philippine capital in 42 years, which stranded thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere.
Residents clamber on electric wires to stay out of floodwaters while others wade neck-deep in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila .

A victim of floodings is rescued in Pasig City , east of Manila . Authorities rushed rescue and relief to thousands of people who spent the night on the roofs of their submerged houses in Manila and surrounding provinces.

Commuters wade through waist-deep floodwaters after heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally known as Ondoy) on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Manila , Philippines .

Monday, September 28, 2009

Spoof-ta-cu-lar (New Moon)

It was just yesterday that I was finally able to watch Twilight after finishing reading the novel a week ago. I admit Ive just jumped on the bandwagon. Better late than never! Looking forward to New Moon's November release. Here is the original and official movie trailer of New Moon:

Now you've seen the trailer, you thought New Moon was dramatic? You ain't seen nothin' yet. See the funny spoofed trailers here: FUNNY!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy (Videos)

The beginnings of typhoon Ondoy along Boni EDSA, strong winds taken from GA Tower 1, in front of the Boni MRT Station, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila.
Sept. 26, 2009. Around noon.


God bless Philippines, sa ganitong panahon, kahit paano nakikita mo nagtutulungan ang mga Pilipino. Ito ang panahon ng pagtutulungan at hindi pagsisisihan. At higit sa lahat naisasantabi ang pulitika.

UERM


San Mateo River, Rizal


Quezon Boulevard Underpass


Katipunan Avenue


SM North EDSA


Quiapo Underpass


Marikina


Parkway Village



In situations like this i have realized how lucky i am that i am not suffering what this people is going through,malalagpasan din ng Pilipinas ang pagsubok na to, maybe its time para mas kumilos ang mga nasa posisyon para mailigtas ang buong mamayan ng Pilipinas sa mga ganitong trahedya and to all hopefully this will serve as a lesson for everyone... that we have to teach and discipline ourselves for us to be safe. God bless Philippines..our prayers are with you!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy

PAGASA-DOST MTSAT-IR Satellite Image for
7 p.m., 26 Sept. 2009
Akala ko ordinaryong bagyo lang na ito.. isang normal na bagyo na dadaan sa dito sa bayan ng Balagtas. Busy ako sa bahay kakalaro ng mafia wars at castle age sa facebook, hindi ko namalayan na bagyo na pala ang naririnig kong buhos ng ulan at lawiswis ng mga puno. Si Niña, habang busy din sa kakabasa ng librong New Moon, hindi rin naramdaman ang bagyo. Sarado ang tv kaya hindi namin alam ang pangyayari.

Nang lumabas ako sa bahay at gulat kong nakita ang baha sa bakuran, ilang oras pa ng malakas na buhos ng ulan, papasukin na ng tubigbaha ang bahay namin. Binuksan ko ang tv at nanood ng balita tungkol sa coverage nila sa typhoon Ondoy, at ang pinsalang dinulot nito sa kamaynilaan. Maswerte pa rin pala kami at hindi kami napasok ng tubig-baha, hindi tulad sa ibang lugar na halos lampas tao na daw ang lalim ng baha.

Agad akong nagsearch din sa internet tungkol sa bagyong ondoy upang mamonitor namin kung nasaang lugar na ito at kung hanggang kailan ito mananatili sa area of responsibility ng Pilipinas. At ito ang nakalap kong balita mula sa philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – As typhoon Ondoy continues to hit Luzon, Metro Manila and nearby areas are currently flooded, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) reported.

Based on NDCC’s latest situation report, areas in the National Capital Region that are not passable include Malabon (C4 Letre, M.H. Del Pilar, Panghulo Road, Catmon and Dampalit); E.

Rodriguez cor. Araneta Avenue in Quezon City; Palasan in Valenzuela; Brgys. 180, 185, 187 in Pasay; Brgy. Santolan in Pasig; Barangay Malanday in Marikina; Brgy. Tunasan in Muntinlupa; and Brgys. Banaba, Sta. Ana, and San Mateo in Rizal.
According to the recent weather bulletin from Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) signal no. 2 remains in Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Northern Quezon, and Polilo Island. While Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugai, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Lubang Island, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Bataan, Metro Manila and the rest of Quezon are under signal no. 1.

PAGASA added, typhoon Ondoy continues to move with a maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. and is expected to leave the country’s area of responsibility by Monday morning.
Metro Manila experienced its worst rainfall in recorded history on Saturday morning, according to a dzMM report.
Quoting reports from the weather bureau, PAGASA, dzMM reporter Dexter Ganibe said Metro Manila received 341 millimeters of rain in just 6 hours, 6 am to 12 noon on Saturday.
The previous worst rainfall in Metro Manila was 334 millimeters in 24 hours recorded in June 7, 1967, the report said.
DZMM also said authorities have released water from Angat Dam after it reached critical levels. -- report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM

Video: Tropical Storm Ondoy (Ketsana) hits Manila


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To request help or rescue, please contact:
National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Telephone Numbers 911-1873; 912-5668; 911-1406; 912-2665; 911-5061;734-2118; 734-2120
NCRPO (Request of rubber boats or rescue dumptrucks)
838-3203; 838-3354
Red Cross 143; 911-1873
Bureau of Fire Protection 729-5166; 4138859; 407-1230

Were you affected by the typhoon today? Were you stranded or caught in traffic for hours? Was your house submerged by floodwaters? Tell us your stories.

Morning Rush 73 (Before And After Marriage Quotes)

December 15, 2008 EpisodeEach year, thousands of people tie the knot with dreams of living happily-ever-after. Unfortunately, many dreams are short-lived, and one-in-two marriages end in divorce or separation. Why? In most cases, these people marry the wrong person.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid marrying the wrong guy or girl.

Step One
Accept the person. With most relationships, "what you see is what you get." In other words, if the person has annoying habits now, they'll likely take those annoying habits into the marriage. Many couples make the mistake of thinking that their future spouse will change for the better. Before tying the knot, make sure that you're able to live with their personality and irritating habits.

Step Two
Share common goals. For a marriage to work, both parties have to share common goals. It is okay to have different likes and dislikes. However, couples ought to agree on major factors such as kids, money and career. Couples who do not share the same goals will find themselves drifting in different directions.

Step Three
Know the person inside-and-outside. In some instances, a person will marry someone who is excessively controlling, jealous and insecure. In turn, the marriage becomes a nightmare for both persons. While dating, look for tell-tale signs of a undesirable personality trait. Most people display these signs throughout the courtship. However, it's your responsibility to recognize the signs and decide whether you can live with them.

Step Four
Look beyond physical beauty. The most beautiful or attractive guy or girl may also be the most crazy guy or girl. Rather than pick a mate based on physical features, get to know the person. Are they mentally stable? Do they have a negative attitude? Are they cocky?

Step Five
Heal from past relationship. After ending a long-term relationship, some people immediately jump into a new relationship and rush to the altar. Re-bound relationships can help get your mind off an ex. However, rather than allow time to pass, some people are afraid to be alone and choose the wrong person.

Step Six
Be suspicious. Your new boyfriend or girlfriend may have something to hide such as another relationship, kids or addiction. Whenever you suspect a secret, listen to your gut.

Before And After Marriage Quotes
01. Before: “And they lived happily ever after.” After: “The End.”
02. Before: “Gising ka na? Kumain ka na? Love you.” After: “Hoy, gising! Kumain ka na! Batugan.”
03. Before: “Amoy melon!” After: “Melon amoy…”
04. Before: “Promise, mamatay man ako!” After: “Promise, mamatay man ang nanay mo!”
05. Before: “Papakasalan kita sa kahit saang simbahan!” After: “Ipaa-annul kita sa pinakamalapit na abogado.”
06. Before: “Sex? Thrice weekly.” After: “Sex? Tries weakly.”
07. Before: “Maraming syota.” After: “Maraming kabit.”
08. Before: “Man talks, woman listens.” After: “Woman shouts, neighbors listen.”
09. Before: “When I hold your hand, it is love.” After: “When I hold your hand, it is self-defense.”
10. Before: “Samahan kita mag-shopping!” After: “Magkita nalang tayo after 2 hours.”
11. Before: “Love never dies.” After: “Ayan, buhay pa rin ang tatay niyo…”
12. Before: “Till death do us part is my promise.” After: “Till death do us part is my goal.”
13. Before: “Ang sarap!” After: “Ah syaraaap!”
14. Before: “I will die without you!” After (death): “Sa wakas…tumigas din.”
15. Before: “Engagement ring.” After: “Suffering.”
16. Before: “Masbate.” After: “Panay.” (residence)

I’m in a relationship right now (Status: Married). And i’m too concern about long term relationship, I know that it would never be very difficult for us. Kasi nasanay kami na isang text lng magkikita na kami, kasi iisang bubong lang naman kami nagkakasama. Pag pumatak na ang 4:30 ng hapon...kahit maraming ginagwa, derecho biometric na para mag time-out. What if kapag malayo na kami. I knew some friends of mine who were in long term relationships also, Sabi nila, okay pa rin daw yung relationships nyo for the first months, year pero kapag nagtagal na, dun na lalabas ung mga problems. Some of my friends end up sad and some, they are still happy even though they are far from each other.

Pero, i always believe in the saying “if you are really meant for each other,no matter what happen,kayo pa rin in the end.” Nasa tao rin yun. Ako kasi,as long as alam ko na andyan ka for me, mahal mo ako,i will love you more in return. Naalala ko before, ilang beses na kami muntik ng magkahiwalay, pero ang dulo nu'n kami pa rin, heto mag-asawa na. Alam ko at naniniwala ako na yung ngayon forever na. Kc i’ve never been this happy before sa isang relationship. I consider this as perfect relationship. Pareho kami natatakot sa mangyayari,and that idea really affects us a lot sa ngayon. I was never tired, praying everyday to bless our relationship. Keep our relationship string and happy. Kasi sobrang ayoko na mangyari yun sa amin.

BELATED HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY BABBA!