Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year

I just want to greet everyone a very happy and prosperous new year!!! I hope we all get our heart's wishes and desire this 2011.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Brake Job Confusion

     Dad was leaving the garage in his car when I saw him early this morning.  I quickly called out to him to ask where he is going.  He replied in a hurry that he was on his way to the auto shop. He was having problem with the brakes on his car, in short his good old car needs a brake job.  I instantly shouted, "Okay!" having no idea what he is talking about. I love cars, I love riding in flashy cars and dreaming of having a Chevrolet Silverado 2011 or  GMC Sierra someday.  But when it comes to the engines or anything about car mechanics, I admit that I know nothing. I cant even perfect my driving skills.
    What I did was, turned on my computer, launched a web browser and asked Mr. Google about brake jobs.  A brake job usually involves replacing or checking brake linings, brake disc linings and brake drums, adding new or checking brake fluids, resurfacing the rotors and drums and checking for worn out parts.  Then I immediately checked how much a brake job cost.  My eyeballs almost popped out of my eyes after seeing the amount.  Aside from the cost of labor, sometimes a simple repair wont do, you'll have to buy a new  parts to replace the old defective parts.  My, it isn't easy maintaining a car. 
     Good thing Mr. Google was there to answer all the questions I have in mind.  Also I came across this website on one of the search results which I think would be very helpful to car owners, WWW.REPAIRPAL.COM.  You can find a lot of helpful information on this site.  You can search for shop near you, gives you estimate cost for a repair and has frequently asked questions for common car problems.  They also have a search bar where you can just type any keyword for your search, example Dallas auto repair if you are residing in Dallas and looking for the nearest repair shop in your area.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Furry Saturday

Earlier today I attended to my cousin Ryan's sons baptism. Yes two sons, Raine and Anthony. Ella and me was supposed to go Iloilo for the Visayan Blogging Summit unfortunately due to financial reason we cannot make it there. But its still okay for I was able to see my relatives in Hinigaran. It was quite long since I last visited them and I'm sure they would be very happy to see me. Together with my family and Ella we went to Hinigaran to attend our relatives baptismal. It was half past 12:00 when we arrived and in time for lunch. Everyone is already hunger. We were surprised that they prepared so many foods for a handful of visitors. There were roasted pig, sweet and sour pork, menudo, beef in mushroom and broccolli, fried lumpia, orange chicken... the list goes on. It was Raine's 3rd birthday also so we had cake and gelo for dessert. When everybody was full, champagne and red wine was served to the visitors. I sipped a glass of champagne while playing with their American pug Bravo. They have two more dogs; their German Shepherd Shasha and their brown Chihuahua Chikito. I was not able to take photos of Shasha and Chikito. Amongst the three Bravo got the most attention because of its wrinkled face and playfulness.
According to a book I've read about dogs, the Pug is oldest breed of dogs and was traced back before 400 B.C. According to researchers, it must have come from Asia because due to its similarities to a Pekingese. The Pugs must have came from China because monks from the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet made them pets.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Canon Shoot & Run Photo Challenge Photos

Last Saturday I had a chance to be one of the participants of Canon dHUB 1st year anniversary Shoot & Run 2010 photo challenge. This is open to all professionals and amateurs photograhers. Three themes were given: Beauty of Bacolod, Spiritual or Cultural and Fashion in Motion. I'm sharing some of the photos that I took during the competition.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Canon dHUB Bacolod Turns One

     Run, run, run and shoot for Canon dHUB photo challenge last November 20 held in SM City Bacolod. The event kicked off with the registration of participants of the event in front  of the Canon store. During the registration, some freebies were given away together with Canon t-shirt and an I.D. Before the contest proper, instructions to the participants on what to do and not to do during the contest proper. There were three themes in the challenge and the participants given 1 hour and 30 minutes on every theme. The participants must submit the best taken photo in the canon dHUB station as a entry in every theme. The themes were;  Beauty of Bacolod, Cultural and Spiritual and Fashion in motion..

Friday, 19 November 2010

Photo Friday : A Friday of No Theme

This photo was taken over a year ago, September 13, 2009 to be exact in Mambucal Mountain Resort. This day is my mamu's birthday and our first monthsarry together. We spent the whole day going around the resort and getting to know more about each other.

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Plants Vs Zombies Addiction

     I played Plants vs Zombies during my past time or if I have nothing to do. It was almost six months ago when I started playing it.  I finished the Adventure mode to unlock the other three modes.  My Zen garden now have different kinds of plants that produces coins and my Wisdom tree is 1,500 feet tall.  The most thrilling and exciting mode to play is the Survival endless.  To defend my home from getting the zombies to eat my brain, I planned my defense strategy carefully.

The Lawn:
  • I purchased 2 pool cleaners and a garden rake for additional defense.
  • First row from the house, 2 twin sunflowers and 2 umbrella leafs to protect you plants from bungees and catapults.
  • Second row, 4 gloom-shrooms againts digger xombies and imps.
  • Third row, 4 winter melons to slow down the zombies.
  • Fourth row, 2 winter melons and 2 gloom shrooms.
  • 5th and 6th row, 4 deadly corn cobs.
  • 7th row, spike rocks, ice-shrooms or fume-shrooms.
The Pool:
  • First to fourth row - corn cobs.
  • Fifth row - twin sunflowers.
  • Sixth row - 2 cattails.
  • 6 gloom-shrooms on the remaining rows.
     I am already on my 1000th flags and still hoping to make it to 5000 flags.  My favorite plants is the cattail because its can shoot any lane whether it be on the ground,air or water.  My most hated zombie is the jack-in-the-box because when it explodes it destroys all nearby plants.
     I so loove playing this game so i will continue to kick zombies in their butt if they step on my lawn! And did you know that the world boxing champ Manny Paquiao play Plants vs Zombies too?