Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Invitational Basketball Tournament!

To play for a tournament to unwind and to stay fit is a thing that all of us in the corporate world should do. Yes, I did played for a tournament commissioned by one of the consulting firm here in Makati (Hyder Philippines) together with De La Salle University.

Our team was composed of new comers like me because our company has just started to grow in employees for its expansion so majority of the players of our company who played for our the games are new faces. We were informed that there is a try-out for the said tournament a week before the said tournament took off and I told myself why not give it a try. So the try out was held four days after the start of the tournament so we barely had the time to practice and it turns out that the try out is already our practice. But a game is not enough to know how good your teamates are and is not enough to know how the team would fare in the tournament because the players barely knows how the other players game. In short, we are just expecting luck to come our way comes the games.

As a result of this, we ended up 1 win and 5 losses. We won against Ayala Land Inc. - CMG with a slight margin in the overtime. We lost to the host Hyder Consulting Phil. by a big margin, lost to ID 103 (alumni of DLSU) by a few points as we rallied in the fourth quarter to trim the lead but was not enough though. We also lost to Struktura by a small margin. Lost to Design Coordinates Inc. (DCI), also a close fight and finally lost to CE Faculty of DLSU in close fight also.

Overall we gave a good fight to all our opponents but as I tried to analyze where we went wrong, I saw that the reason is simply lack of teamwork. I've seen that there are lots of talent in our team but those talents are simply not combined but is working indepently and you don't want that in a team beause this game is a game of teamwork. One must not rely on his own talent because 5 heads and bodies are always better than 1. Some are just show offs who just want to take the shot just for them to score. Basketball cannot be won by just mere scoring. It is a game of teamwork, defense, patience and good execution. I hope the team learned from the mistakes it did during the tournament. Well see what we can do next care. I hope we could play a better game next time.

But it was fun. It was a great way to unwind and to keep ourselves fit. I also hope that the organizers would be considerate to those teams who comes late because of the traffic and of course of the work they are doing. Organizers can you please be considerate enough? See you next time in the games.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Want Frebbies? Try Xpango!

I saw this frebbies site in which was said to be a scam by many members of it saying that their work for the site was not credited. The truth is I really don't know. So what I did was to go that site and take a look at it and saw that the site was very professional and you will not have thoughts that it is a scam.

One would not spend time, effort and money if that site is to scam people. The very reason why people thinks that the site is a scam is because of not reading what they are going into. for your information is a site that gives you your selected freebbie (psp, nokia phones, ipods, xbox etc.) if you would participate in their offers or refer it to your friends. You would be able to get the freebbie upon reaching the credit equivalent of such freebbie. I've seen the offers and it requires some cash out from your pocket to participate in those offers. So I thought this would be hard. But referring it to friends, this would not costs me a penny and a little bit easier. So I told myself, why not give it a try.

So if you want to win such free gift, you can CLICK HERE AND SIGN UP and refer it to your friends. Here is the catch, yes there is catch, the catch is your referred friend should also be active on the site, that is, he should also refer it to a friend or participate in Xpango Offers. The credits would be credited to you after your friend has participated in offers or has referred the site to someone else and it takes 3 days for it to be credited. That easy, sign up and earn that freebbie of your choice!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

How Rich Will I Be In The Next Ten Years?

Lately I've been visiting sites of top bloggers and see how they are doing their blogs and get to know each of their styles. One of the well known blogger is John Chow. If you don't know him, well, you should visit his site to know more about him and I'll guarantee you that you will learn from his experiences in the blogosphere.


How much money will you be worth?

A post of his caught my attention. The post is about a site which tells you your future earnings for the next ten years. I don't know the accuracy of this site but it is really a stress reliever as John says it. I tried doing it and surpassed John Chow's future earnings by more than a hundred thousand dollars. John I just beat you! I just forgot my answer so I have nothing to share(It's my secret! Laughs!). But will this happen? That I don't know. Looking at what I have achieved now, I am nothing compared to a John Chow. But who knows, no one can say what the future will bring(I never lose hope!). I am very optimistic of the outcome of what I have started but this will only happen if I will be patient enough to learn new things on the web. The key here would be hard work and apply what I learned and will learn from the materials I've been reading. I never quit. There are lots of bloggers who quit when they feel like they have done everything. Wrong, you have not done your best that is why you haven't prospered. It takes a lot of patience to stay in the blogosphere. One thing that a blogger must remember is to love what he is doing, because if you dont love what you are doing then you get tired of what you do and then you quit. I love what I'm doing. I will continue to learn and reach my goal. Be it yours to.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Caramoan The Next Boracay!

Caramoan a municipality in Camarines Sur is the site where the 8th season of "Survivor - France" was filmed. This season is to be viewed by over 10 million French speaking people in Canada, Belgium, France, Switzerland and other french speaking countries in Europe. It is expected that tourists would go to the islands of Caramoan after the said reality game show hit the waves.

Gota Beach, the gateway to other islets and beaches at Caramoan was rented exclusively by the French Production to shoot the famed reality game show. The provincial Government of Camarines Sur has been reported to be paid by the production a total sum of 20 million pesos for the exclusive use of the said beach. It is expected that tourists would visit the beaches of Caramoan after having the season shown just like that of Palawan where the tourists visiting the place increased to 23 percent after the 7th season of Survivor - France was shoot there.

A development plan worth 200 million pesos is to done in Caramoan which includes road networks and an airport to boost the tourism of Camarines Sur. The development would be carefully planned and improved so as not to encounter sewage problems to the place. It was also reported that two hollywood films would be possibly filmed in Caramoan.

I would definitely try to be in the beaches of Caramoan because it is just a two hour ride from our place in Bicol. The pictures shown here are courtesy of Judy Anne Ortiz, a good friend of mine, who visited the place months ago when the 8th season of Survivor - France was being shoot. They were not able to go to Gota Beach because of the restriction posted by the agreement between DENR and the French production but the pictures would definitely show the beauty that is Caramoan.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New 7 Wonders Of The World!

I've been surfing the net and accidentally stumbled upon a site that was launched to create a New 7 Wonders of the World by having all the people of this world vote for their choice of that seven new wonders of the world. I've seen that site a month ago but was not able to vote as I was experiencing some technical problems with my internet connection.

Just a while ago I saw an article from Inquirer.Net that our good President was endorsing the Mayon Volcano to be part of the new seven wonders and encouraging all the Bicolanos to vote for the perfect cone that we have in Bicol.

If you would visit the site, it list the daily top 77 wonders of the world and you would learn that Mayon Volcano is not even included in the list. But you would see the Tubattaha Reef and Chocolate Hills occupying the 8th and 9th spot respectively. So I suggest that we Filipinos and Bicolanos as well vote for these two wonders as these wonders have that possibility to be included in the list.

The voting of the New 7 Wonders of the World was launched last July 7, 2007 at Lisbon, Portugal and aims to create such seven wonders by online voting of those supporters of each wonder.

To vote for the two wonders from the Philippines you can visit Let us make these two sites part of the new seven wonders to promote not only our country but our tourism.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

AShop Commerce For Your Business Needs!

Do you sell products on your site. Need tools that would easily let your customers avail of what you offer? If you dont have one, then AShop Commerce is for you to try.

Ashop Commerce is one of the leading shopping cart software provider which is would be very useful for your e-commerce needs. The softwares they provide are secure and integrated with google check out. The relationship with AShop Commerce does not end by buying the product but the relationship continues with the technical support that AShop Commerce's team provides.

Whats good about the softwares they provide is their easy coustomization features. You can tweak on the softwares to suit your site. Upgrades for the softwares are all given for free. Another important thing to know about these softwares is that you can chose from whatever plan you opt to use and you can upgrade or downgrade your plan anytime you like. There is definitely no fixed prizing for the products they provide therefore the prizes are really reasonable.

So if you want to have presence online and ease in your transactions, try visiting SkipJack Financial services to know more about it and be one of the leaders in selling and marketing your online business.