Monday, November 30, 2009

Tumbang Preso

This is a relatively simple game. Minimum of 3 players are needed but the more players the more the game will be enjoy.First, select the defender. Next, find a can, or something that can be knocked over easily from a distance. Position this can in the center of the game area (this will be the home base). The game will be like this:

The defender will defend the can from being knocked down. While it is in the upright position, the defender can chase anyone and tag him/her. When a player is tagged, and the can is still in the upright position, that player becomes the new defender.

The rest of the players must then see to it that the can is always knocked down. The defender of course can always put it back in the upright position. The rest of the players usually use their slippers to knock the can from a distance. Or if one gets close enough to the can without getting tagged, he can kick it and pick-up the rest of the "weapons" or slippers used. Of course, it is usually up to the other players to get their own "weapons" or slippers. For fairness, it would be nice if the players had only two slippers to knock down the can, no more than that. Once all the players are out of slippers, this would be a major opportunity for the defender to chase everyone before the can is kicked. The can has to be positioned in a particular area of responsibility.

When I'm young, I'm played this game together with my cousins, it is really fun. Tell this game to your kids, I assure you that they will like it!!:)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Videoke Bar in Philippines

Here in Davao City or even in the whole Philippines, Videoke is a very popular form of entertainment.. An entertainment in which amateur singers or just anybody who wants to try singing, sing along with recorded music using a microphone. On video, the voice of the original singers are removed or muted and the lyrics are displayed with corresponding moving cursors and changing text colors so that one can easily follow the song. These serve as a guide to successfully deliver the song. It can be in a plain TV with an attached player or it can also be a videoke machine wherein you press the corresponding buttons to enter the number of your song and then play it.

It has become so famous that wherever you go, you'll find videoke bars. Here in Davao City, my husband work in videoke bar . The bar has many rooms in different sizes. Each is an airconditioned room that contains the TV set with 2 microphones, couches and table. The rooms are intended for small to large groups of people. Drinks and appetizers are also served. In the Philippines, appetizers or "pulutan" goes well with beer and similar beverage. The rates are consumable so you can sing all you want as long as you're ready to put down the microphone when your time is up! lol

Another scenario in the Philippines for a videoke is simply in the homes of Filipinos where families gather together for an occasion. I should say that it is fun and enjoyable memories singing on videoke with my family. Videoke is not only to those who have the golden voice, but it is for everybody who just want to enjoy each treasured moment.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Baguio City

Did you already visit the coolest place here in the Philippines? Yah, when we talk about Baguio, the first thing in our mind is cold right? I been there twice and its really nice place.

When you want to relax and get away from the summery climate of the metro, then head to Baguio for a cooler atmosphere.

Baguio is referred to as the "Summer Capital of the Philippines". It is renowned for its beautiful parks like Camp John Hay, Wright Park and Burnham Park. This place is also filled with towering pine trees plus views studded with plants and flowers.

During February, Baguio is flocked by visitors who want to behold a flower festival called "Panagbenga" which literally means "blooming of flowers."

Friday, November 27, 2009

My Son Attitude

This morning when I came home, I noticed that my daughter is playing inside our house alone. Where is my son? I asked my daughter where his brother is, my daughter said that he is outside playing with "Mukring" (neighborhood son). I talked my son after, not to play outside because it is really dangerous to him falling in a ravine. My son answer "yes" mama but I know that he still do that again, that is a kids.

My son has an aggresive attitude, he is curious in everything, he love to discover new things. She always make his own toys and play with his own. If we allowed him to play outside, sometimes he act maturely as a brother to his young sister but sometimes they are fighting because my son don't want her sister touch his toys. My son is really sensitive when it comes to his toys. He is really careful to his things that's why his toys are always look like new.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mañana Habit

Guys, did you know what is Mañana Habit?? Ok, it is familiar to all Filipinos... Mañana Habit is a Spanish word meaning “Tomorrow” or “At an specified future time”. In short, it is exactly described as “Procrastination”.

In Filipino terms, Mañana Habit means “Mamaya na” or “Do it Later”. Which results in a very unorganized way of doing things, specifically for office tasks because it affects the overall performance of an employee. Skipping deadlines, stress and anxiety are just soPme effects of that habit.

More Filipinos are really like this in concluding myself hehehe, Yah, I've realized that this malpractice is hard to remove because mostly we are grew up with this attitude. Based from my experience, this really affects my overall performance in work but I trying to change that attitude.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Blogging

Today is my day off so, I can't update my 3 blogs but please stay visiting my blog eventhough I'm not online. I'm so excited to day because I can rest and play with my kids. This past few days I realized that I'm did a lot that's why I feel so tried. So, guys see you next day I hope that you can visit my 3 blogs. Happy blogging to all.

Philippine Eagle

The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the two largest eagles in the world. It ranks second to the Harpy eagle of Central and South America, but only in regards to weight (averaging 8.0 kgs. vs. 9.0 kgs) and smaller feet and legs. It is undoubtedly the tallest, and holds the world record for wingspan in any eagle . . . it can exceed eight feet.

In 1992, the world's first captive-bred Philippine eagle was hatched at the Philippino Eagle Research and Nature Center - located in the mountains outside of Davao city. A perfect female this eaglet was the product of 14 years of learning and developing methods of captive propagation of this species. Her arrival produced a large spark of hope in the staff, and indeed all conservationists around the world. The staff promptly named her "Pag-Asa" - meaning "Hope."

The second eaglet arrived soon after. Also a female, she was named "Pagka-kaisa"-"Unity" - symbolizing the unity of man and nature.

Everyday, scores of people, tourists and Filipinos alike, take the tour of the Nature Center. Here one can find several different species of Philippine wildlife including the most endemic and endangered species. Many raptor species are also here. One may see the diminutive but fiesty Philippine serpent eagle, the fierce grey-headed fishing eagle, and the large white-breasted sea eagle-the size of a golden eagle.

As beautiful as these "smaller" eagles are, most visitors are eager to see the biggest of the big-the Philippine eagle, Pag-Asa and Pagkakaisa in particular. Crowds of school children gather in front of their large flight cages and listen to the guide tell them about the importance of the forests and the eagle. Adults and children alike are awe-struck when Pag-Asa sails to the front branch and slaps her seven-foot wings in a show of territoriality. Her crest raised, wings open, and long tail bobbing, she is the cause of many gasps, small shrieks and open-mouthed gaping from the crowds!

To see such a creature at close range-the lovely crest, the strong feet, dagger length talons (of three inches!), the powerfully narrow beak, the heavy brow and piercing stare is truly an unforgettable experience. To see one flying takes one's breath away. It is not difficult to see why Charles Lindbergh called it "Air's Noblest Flier." But perhaps even more fitting is the tagalong name for him-the people of the islands call him "Haring Ibon"-King of Birds.

Hulagway sa Kalinaw

Last November 20, 2009, the Gaisano Mall of Davao conducted an exhibit of different artists who were inspired in creating a new art and idea to people. This exhibit was entitled “Hulagway sa Kalinaw”. This exhibit intends to use the artist lens in capturing and presenting images of peace in Mindanao. Each painting and different artifacts, the people are from different tribes with has their own nature and culture. The exhibit enlightened people mind that we should not judge our tribal brothers and sisters and give them a chance to express their culture and their way of living. Many people were amazed and appreciate their works.

Each tribe has their own style of building a house. They made their own houses according to their geographical location and to their culture. When you walked around the area, You will amazed of a painting entitled “Calm”. This painting was painted by Glenn Remolador. It will captures your attention because of its fine and unique colors on it and It made you relaxed and comfortable. The exhibit that was done last November was marvelous because we learned many things. If you see,each painting has made you appreciate its beauty and meaning. Each painting has their own meaning/s and beauty. They were made by various artists in order to show or to express what each artist wants them to feel. Each painting was made by its own concept and focus more on our cultural tribes. People should learn how to appreciate things like this because it shows our culture and nature as a Filipino and we should not discriminate each tribe but rather give them a chance to show who they are and how they live.

We should be thankful because this exhibit helps us to gather more informations about them and give us time to set aside certain things that make us busy. We should grab the opportunity in attending this kind of event because now a days people forget Filipino cultures because of the influences of different nations unto us. Lastly, As Filipino, we should know how to look back because if you don't know how to look back to where you came from, you will not reach your destination.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dr. Jose Rizal

Who is Dr. Jose Rizal for the youth of this generation? I don't know the other youth of what they think when someone will mention “who is Dr. Jose Rizal to them?,” for me he is a Philippine Hero and a well know doctor in the late 1800's. But my view in his background is so little and just efficient to know that he is the Philippine hero, that is all I know, because well me or the youth don't really care what Dr. Jose Rizal did in the past to save the Philippine. If I ask someone that with the same age, they only know that Dr. Jose Rizal is a well respected hero. Even the youth that has a great intellect, will just know who is Dr. Jose Rizal, a Philippine hero nothing else. Generation today or in the coming years will just know that Dr. Jose Rizal is just a Philippine hero then it will fade away for in the next coming years.

We and with the help of teachers must educate the students today and the incoming students about more about Dr. Jose Rizal past. Well to high school students its a subject, also in college but in college they will just neglect the subject because its just about Dr. Jose Rizal. That is mostly what they think about the subject, we or all the youth generation must not think like that, because Dr. Jose Rizal freed us and give us a reason to stand our ground and evolve into a nation. We must study his background so we could further understand why he did it. Also other teachers make it a hard subject or making it more like a major subject (no offense, if hitted ^^). But most teachers do this, so other students will be afraid the subject. But in my side I don't care about his past, But again, I want to know about it with the help of the teachers.

This is what James know about Dr. Jose Rizal, maybe because most of teenager in our new generation they don't have any interest about the heroes history that's why they didn't know more about them.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Courting ( Panliligaw)

Late 80's, Courting of the dalagang Pilipina ( Filipina maiden ) is different from now because The traditional dalagang Pilipina (Filipina maiden) is shy and secretive about her real feelings for a suitor and denies it even though she is really in love with the man. Tuksuhan lang (just teasing) is the usual term associated with pairing off potential couples in Filipino culture. This is common among teenagers and young adults. It is a way of matching people who may have mutual admiration or affection for each other. It may end up in a romance or avoidance of each other if the situation becomes embarrassing for both individuals.

However, if the girl 'encourages' her suitor (either by being nice to him or not getting angry with the 'teasers'), then the man can court in earnest and the tuksuhan eventually ends. The courtship then has entered a 'serious' stage, and the romance begins.

A man who is unable to express his affection to a woman (who may have the same feelings for him) is called a torpe (stupid), dungo (extremely shy), or simply duwag (coward). To call a man torpe means he does not know how to court a girl, is playing innocent, or does not know she also has an affection for him.

If a man is torpe, he needs a tulay (bridge)--anyone who is a mutual friend of him and the girl he loves--who then conveys to the girl his affection for her. It is also a way of 'testing the waters' so to speak. If the boy realizes that the girl does not have feelings for him, he will then not push through with the courtship, thus saving face.

Some guys are afraid of their love being turned down by the girl. In Tagalog, a guy whose love has been turned down by the girl is called sawi (romantically sad), basted (busted), or simply labless (loveless). Click here for Tagalog romantic phrases used in Filipino courtship.

Barong Tagalog

Barong Tagalog is an upper garment and known as the formal men's wear of the Philippines. It is the tradition dress of a Filipino men's.

The Barong Tagalog has a long tradition of more than four centuries. The look as well as the meaning of the dress have evolved throughout four centuries. The special traditional features remained untouched; the dress is thin and transparent (with a shirt under it), has decoration and one will wear the barong tagalog 'tucked out'. The term "barong Tagalog" literally means "a dress that is Tagalog", or "a Tagalog dress" (i.e., "baro na Tagalog", with "barong" being a contraction of "baro na") in the Filipino language

A Rooster " Sunoy"

A rooster, also called a cock or chanticleer, is a male chicken, Immature male chickens of less than a year's age are called cockerels. The oldest term is "cock," from Old English coc. It is sometimes replaced by the term "cockerel" (which properly refers to a young male chicken) in the United Kingdom, and almost always by "rooster" (a relative neologism) in North America and Australia. "Cock" is in general use as the name for a male of other species of bird, for example "Cock sparrow." "Roosting" is the action of perching aloft to sleep at night, and is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters who enter his territory. During the daytime, he often sits on a high perch, usually 4–5 feet off the ground to serve as a lookout for his flock. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.

The rooster is often (accurately) portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn and will almost always start crowing before 4 months of age. He can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory.

Cocks can be both interesting and irritating! For tourists, cocks can be irritating in the morning, because they wake you up at a time that you prefer to sleep for some hours more. But, if the tourists have the possibility to see the cock fighting's, many tourists take the opportunity to see this 'sport' and - often - gambling-event. The camera will take the hot shots for the family or friends in their home country! That's the good thing cocks can give.

Cock fighting "Mga sunoy", as the people in de Visayas call cocks, can be found in all parts of the world. In many tropical countries, they are very popular in the life of families in the countryside. Many families have some of them on their compound. This is not specific in the Philippines, but common for many countries in Asia and Latin America.

Cock fighting ("sabong" in the Cebuano language) is in the Philippines popular as a way of gambling, but it is also seen as a national sport.