Wednesday, January 30, 2008



It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis,kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.


1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing
teeth, drink 4 x 160ml
glasses of water

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink
anything for 45

3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do
not eat or drink
anything for 2 hours

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4
glasses of water at
the beginning may commence by taking little water and
gradually increase
it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of
the sick and others
can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of
treatment required to
cure/control/ reduce main diseases:

1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days

2. Gastric - 10 days

3. Diabetes - 30 days

4. Constipation - 10 days

5. Cancer - 180 days

6. TB - 90 days

7. Arthritis patients should follow the above
treatment only for 3 days in
the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.

Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article
is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

60% of people who have a heart attack while they are
asleep do not wake

Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's
be careful and be
aware. The more we know, the better chance we could

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this article
shares it to everyone
they know, you can be sure that we'll save at least
one life.


As observed by experts, online stores are generating more income compared to those traditional stores. It is because online stores can accommodate much orders and transaction is fast. Operating cost of an online store is minimal and you don’t have to hire many personnel to look after the operation of the store. The key to the success of online stores is on the ecommerce software that would provide the existence of the store online. When it comes to ecommerce software, it is always the shopping cart software of Ashop that many online store owners trust. It is because the shopping cart software is very easy to use and the support team of Ashop is always 24/7 readily available to answer any inquiry regarding the software. The shopping cart software is a complete package to start the online store. No computer degree needed in order to understand the shopping cart software. You can generate instant reports regarding sales and other relevant information in order to come up with a sound decision. The best thing about the shopping cart software of Ashop is that it is 100% search engine optimized. By this feature, your online shop is enabled to be searched in all search engines there is. The more visible your store is, the more revenue it can generate. The shopping cart software is very affordable and the program has a 10-day trial period in which you can start and establish your store online. The good thing about online store is that, it is always open and it never closes. Start your business now online. Visit their website at


By using the hands we become strong; by using our brains, wise; but by using our hearts, merciful.


Creating an online store is easy and worry-free. The start the ball rolling, you need reliable E-Commerce software that will provide you with all the necessary information about the business that you want to create online. When it comes to ecommerce software, it is always advisable to have a shopping cart software from Ashop Commerce.

Ashop Commerce is the leading provider of online shopping cart software to all business entrepreneurs who wants to setup an online store. The shopping cart software is a complete package that you can acquire and it is very easy to use. You don’t need a computer degree just to understand the shopping cart software by Ashop Commerce. You just have to be savvy enough in browsing the program and follow the easy guide instructions of the program. The ecommerce software of Ashop Commerce is very affordable and they have a 10-day trial period. During the trial period, you can establish your online store instantly. In this way, entrepreneurs who want to start their online business will get the feel of operating an online store. Many online businesses are using the shopping cart software of Ashop Commerce because of these features and if you have any questions about the program, their support team is very accommodating to answer to your inquiry. Make that dream business into reality as you operate online. To get this amazing shopping cart software, visit their official website at


I love writing. It is my passion and at the same time, a way for me to express my ideas and personal opinions and put it into writing. All of my creative works are all posted in my blog. I consider my blog as a canvass of my writing work of art. I feel very happy once I have published my written post. It is because I want other people, who are searching the internet to read my written article and comment on it. It is fun and exciting to let others read our post. One day as I was making my daily article post in my blog, a friend of mine approached me and told me about the potential of blog owners to generate additional income as they blog for money through every blog post written. He said to me to try to move up to the next level in blogging and suggested to visit I was curious and interested about the information that I got from my friend. I visited the website and after reading their blogger post, I immediately signed up to be one of their bloggers. Smorty is a website that offers a great opportunity to a blogger to earn from every blog post that a blogger creates. Once the post is approved, the blogger get paid with the corresponding amount for the post. Blogging will never be the same now that it can generate additional income for bloggers. To be part of this great opportunity, visit their website at

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Many are still asking me which is more important, Page Ranks or Alexa Ranks. There many uses for ranks either Alexa or Page Rank, depending on the blogger's purpose for blogging. Alexa Ranks is derived from daily visitors to your blog. The more visitors the better the Alexa Ranking for your blog. These are some of my tricks that I will share to you so that you will be able to increase your Alexa Ranking. These are steps just follow it and you will never go wrong. have fun with Alexa Ranks.

# Download the Alexa toolbar and surf your own site.
# Have a few friends download the Alexa Toolbar and surf your site.
# Shift the focus of your site toward a more webmaster like theme.
# Participate in many webmaster forums which allow you to place your site in your signature.
# Write articles about webmaster topics and distribute them around the web.
# Optimize pages of your site for Alexa and related phrases.
# Buy ads on search engines to increase your traffic. Your Alexa traffic rankings will increase.
# Write an article with tips on how to increase your Alexa rankings.
# Advertise that article on the world's largest network.
# Join an autosurf network which exchanges Alexa credits. <--- this actually exists and they sell off some of the credits. The problem is that those are credits. They are not real visitors. They are not what you need.


I would like to share to you a story about a wife and her husband. I got this true story from a book, ripples of joy, which was given to me by my brother. Reading it did inspire me and touched my heart.

I am a caregiver. My forty-year-old husband, David, has a little known genetic disease called Huntington’s disease. He can do almost nothing for himself.

I can tell you that caregivers experience a wide range of emotions, depending on the largely upon the person whom we are caring. Lately, I have to admit; I’ve been feeling there’s really no reward for what I am doing.

David has difficulty feeding for himself, and swallowing is accomplished only with great deal of effort. One day, with more food landing on his shirt than in his mouth, David and I were going through the usual “ change the shirt” game.

“David lift up your arms,” I pleaded. And then, “if you do, we can go and have ice cream.”

David’s garbled speech made his response to my urging impossible to comprehend. I did figure out, however, that he had no intention of lifting his arms or cooperating as I changed his shirt.

I felt myself tense up, and I sighed in frustration. I didn’t need this today. Try as I would, I simply couldn’t understand what he was saying. And we weren’t moving any near our goal-getting him into a clean shirt.

‘David,” I finally said, “my job is to feed you, make sure you take your medications, and help your doctors and nurses. Your job is to help me help you. You need to lift your arms, please.”

With an endearing smile so like that of the man I had married before the ravages of Huntington’s disease took him away, David said, “No. My job is to say ‘I love you’ in as clear voice as possible.”

Care giving is not something I would ever choose to do. Imagine most people would not choose what is usually an almost thankless job-especially without pay. Still, there are rewards. Remembering David’s smile and his comment about his “job” is a nice memory I can pull out on days when things get really tough. We all have our Jobs, and David’s job is to say, “I love you.”

David, I love you too.

This is one good story that is worth telling. I was reading the story and I just can’t imagine not blogging about it. This story is from the book of Cheryl Kirking, Ripples of Joy. If you happen to in a bookstore, check the book out you will surely love it. There are more stories in life that is worth reading and the simple it is, the better it gets.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


I got this tag from Noliboy. Thanks Nol! Keep it up.

20 Personal Qs Tag

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Going to Boracay

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't have a new years resolution because I always don't follow it seriously.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, my brother's wife Marlene. She gave birth to my first niece, Nicole.

4. Did anyone close to you die? none thank God.

5. What countries did you visit? USA, SPAIN, ARGENTINA...I was dreaming.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? Try the business world and be a businessman.

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year 2007? I discovered blogging and the potential to generate much income.

8. What was your biggest failure? I can't remember.

9. Did you suffer illness or injury? None

10. What was the best thing you bought? Everything that I own right now.

11. Where did most of your money go? To my kikay kit..LOL

12. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Looking at the dashboard and find a pending task to be done.

13. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? happier
b) thinner or fatter? The same

14. What do you wish you’d done more of? Started blogging at the beginning of the year.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of? Investing in hyip sites! It was a good learning experience.

16. What was the best book you read? Ripples of Joy by Cheryl Kirking. I already blog about it.

17. What did you want and get? Hmmm some cool thing for my personal computer maybe.

18. What did you want and not get? I get what I want in some other way.

19. What kept you sane? Happy memories

20. Who did you miss? Everybody that I am attached to or connected with me.

Thanks o much Nol for giving me this tag. I hope I answered all the question honestly and fairly. If you guy have the luxury of time, visit my other sites, Weblinkx, Lynxfast, Itsallaboutbrian and thinkwiz. Have a nice day to all. Now I am tagging two of my close friend in the blogging world. Jane and her love, Chester.


Do not be afraid to use what talents you posses, For how silent the woods would be if no birds sang except those which sang best.


Let’s face it; one of the main goals of joining a meme is to increase links.

So, let’s call a spade a spade and see how “Big” of a “Bang” we can get.

The goal is to exceed 1,000 sites. Can it be done? With your help we will leave all the other memes in our dust!

Just follow the instructions. No thought necessary.

You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.

  1. Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*
  2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post at each site you add.
  3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the bigger the list will grow.
  4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like the scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.)
  5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in.

1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana’s Site 3-Rusin Roundup 4-Grow Rich Along With Me 5-Comedy Plus 6-lynda’s loft 7-Amel’s Realm 8-MAX 9-Speedcat Hollydale 10-Mariuca 11-Complain Complain Complain 12-Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery 13-Life Is A Roller Coaster 14-Sugar Queen’s Dream 15-First Time Dad 16-Life 17-My Life 18-The Painted Veil 19-My Thoughts 21-Little Aussie Cynic 22- A Nice Place in the Sun 24-The Down Side OF Up 25- Ladyjava’s Lounge 26- Cat Tales 27-moms…..check nyo 28-Colorado Baby 29-It’s a Woman’s World 30-ENLIGHTENED BITS 31-My View of “It” 32-My Reviews and Finds Along the Way 33-Our Hep Chat 34 - Rantings of a Woman 35- The Callalily Space 36- Mom Knows
37- Hazel 38- Chronicles and Tales Unlimited (RED) 39- From the Mouth of Jabber Jaws 40- Sunny Side Up Foodie & Lifestyle 41-Carmel Corn 42-Daily Stock Picks 43-The Whole New World 44- Wifespeak 45-Slavery Bliss 46- Rooms of My Heart 47- Unpredictable Life 48- My Life, My World 49- At Your Service 50- All About Ebay 51- Everything Amazon 52- Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out 53- My So-Called Site 54- New Wife Blog 55- It’s not the way 56- Nick’s Bytes 57- My Scratch Pad 58- Choc Mint Girl 59- Life Is Just Around the Corner… 60- Amori, poseia, art… virtuali by Hanna 61- Maryannaville 62- monaco - monaco’s 63- Nyumix’s Blog 64- read my mind - my keyboard monologues 65- Shower You Children With Love - The Right Way 66- Secret Agent Mama 67- Pinaymama’s Diary 68- Answers to the Questions 69- Work of the Poet 70- A Total Blog 71- My life, my hope, my future 72- NORTE 73- A Window to Our World 74- Life as a Mom 75- FIELD OF DREAMS 76- lisgold 77- See Me for What You 78- Caught in The Stream 79- Pinay Mommy Online - My Home 80- I’m Running To Win Two 81-CRUEL VIRGIN 82-Garden of Moments in Blog 83-So Cute 84-Love Everlasting 85--Hanna 86--Francis S. 87--Catsy 88--Jheine 89--Catsy Downloads--90-Weblinkx--100-Firelynx--101-Lynxfast--102-Itsallaboutbrian--103-Thinkwiz

Now I am passing this connection to Noli, Junix, and Jhaney.


Another day, another reminder that Madonna does not take her physical fitness lightly as we see her trek back to her London home in her workout gear. What we didn't realize is that her personal gym is actually right next door to her house. The $12 million neighboring home was converted into a fitness center for super-easy access. However, Madonna hasn't been able to combine the homes due to pesky permits so she's had to endure the 20-yard walk, which includes having to walk past countless paparazzi and bystanders. Somehow we think eventually all will be taken care of considering how much Madonna values her privacy, but we can't say that we're surprised she doesn't want to walk the walk.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Jamie Foxx needs to handle whatever situation his face is going through right now, because it's not right. Lately he's been looking beat as hell. He needs to grow a pubestache now! That's his only hope.

He looks like he's going to bail me out of the city jail, take me to the halfway house, sit me down at the kitchen table covered with a plastic tablecloth, pour me a cup of Sanka, hand me a stale donut and tell me how I need to turn my life around for the sake of my kids. The bail bondsman look is not working out for him.

He could solve all this by just taking off his clothes. I'm sure those chi-chis are still in mint condition. Here's Jamie at the Pepsi Stuff Launch Party on Thursday night.


I got this blogging buddy award from my friend, Norms. Thank you so much. Now , I am giving this award to Noliboy, Junix, Jane, Chester and Brian

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Nowadays, we see more and more people are seen acting on TV, as casts of a reality TV show. These casts become instant super stars after the reality TV show commence. This is the best ticket to Hollywood and become a celebrity in an instant. As they say, Welcome to Hollywood Entertainment. Be part of HNE castings. It is the first step towards stardom. HNE casting agency is the trusted agency by reality TV show directors and Hollywood producers to provide the casting actors and actress for a reality TV show. There are no other agencies that can surpass HNE castings reputation in the entertainment world. Every aspiring applicant is well interviewed and screened. This is why HNE castings is well connected and associated with reality TV shows. Application for HNE castings is easy. All you need to do is fill up an online and submit the corresponding documents need for the application. That easy. You can also read stories of successful applicants who made it big in the entertainment world with the help of HNE castings. Be famous and earn lots of money, as you become a celebrity. A career in Hollywood is promising to all aspirants and HNE casting will help you realize that big dream of becoming big in the entertainment world. To have more information about HNE castings, visit their website at

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Gold (pronounced /ˈɡoʊld/) is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from the Latin aurum, meaning shining dawn) and atomic number 79. It is a highly sought-after precious metal which, for many centuries, has been used as money, a store of value and in jewelry. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, underground "veins" and in alluvial deposits. It is one of the coinage metals. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile of the known metals. Pure gold has a bright yellow color traditionally considered attractive.

Gold formed the basis for the gold standard used before the fiat currency monetary system was employed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It is specifically against IMF regulations to base any currency against gold for all IMF member states. The ISO currency code of gold bullion is XAU.

Modern industrial uses include dentistry and electronics, where gold has traditionally found use because of its good resistance to oxidative corrosion.

Chemically, gold is a trivalent and univalent transition metal. Gold does not react with most chemicals, but is attacked by chlorine, fluorine, aqua regia and cyanide. Gold dissolves in mercury, forming amalgam alloys, but does not react with it. Gold is insoluble in nitric acid, which will dissolve silver and base metals, and this is the basis of the gold refining technique known as "inquartation and parting". Nitric acid has long been used to confirm the presence of gold in items, and this is the origin of the colloquial term "acid test," referring to a gold standard test for genuine value.

Gold is the most malleable and ductile metal; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet of one square meter, or an ounce into 300 square feet. Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become translucent. The transmitted light appears greenish blue, because gold strongly reflects yellow and red.

Gold readily forms alloys with many other metals. These alloys can be produced to increase the hardness or to create exotic colors. Native gold contains usually eight to ten percent silver, but often much more — alloys with a silver content over 20% are called electrum. As the amount of silver increases, the color becomes whiter and the specific gravity becomes lower.

Gold is a good conductor of heat and electricity, and is not affected by air and most reagents. Heat, moisture, oxygen, and most corrosive agents have very little chemical effect on gold, making it well-suited for use in coins and jewelry; conversely, halogens will chemically alter gold, and aqua regia dissolves it via formation of the chloraurate ion.

Common oxidation states of gold include +1 (gold(I) or aurous compounds) and +3 (gold(III) or auric compounds). Gold ions in solution are readily reduced and precipitated out as gold metal by adding any other metal as the reducing agent. The added metal is oxidized and dissolves allowing the gold to be displaced from solution and be recovered as a solid precipitate.

Recent research undertaken by Sir Frank Reith of the Australian National University shows that microbes play an important role in forming gold deposits, transporting and precipitating gold to form grains and nuggets that collect in alluvial deposits.

High quality pure metallic gold is tasteless, in keeping with its resistance to corrosion (it is metal ions which confer taste to metals).

In addition, gold is very dense, a cubic meter weighing 19300 kg. By comparison, the density of lead is 11340 kg/m³, and the densest element, Iridium, is 22650 kg/m³.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


National Enquirer via celebitchy: “He’s got a double chin, a pot-belly and droopy man-breasts. And he’s living a reclusive lifestyle in an attempt to hide his new body,” says the insider. Eminem’s maternal grandmother Better Kresin told The Enquirer she blames his ongoing food binge on being stressed out about his two failed marriages to ex-wife Kim. “He really wanted it to work between them, to have a happy family life for their daughter Hailie Jade, something he claims he never had while growing up.” Eminem’s weight problem is a result of too many trips to Detroit’s Outback Steakhouses and Taco Bells, says the insider. “Marshall has Taco Bell lunches of burritos and tacos with dessert, then Outback dinners of three filet mignons with all the fixings.” At 5'9" and over 200 pounds he put on some weight! Wow. He needs to exercise and lay off the junk food. STOP EATING CHOCOLATES DUDE!

Friday, January 18, 2008


Dr. Phil and the powerful mogul who made his career, Oprah, haven’t been the best of friends recently. Oprah was reportedly mighty pissed when Dr. Phil was successfully sued for his sham diet products and is said to have snubbed him by failing to attend his son Jay’s wedding in 2006. The Britney Scandal is the last straw for Oprah, the National Enquirer declares, and she’s set to give him the boot any day now. Oprah runs the production company that puts out Dr. Phil’s show and she calls all the shots. She thinks Dr. Phil exploited Britney and she’s steamed that instead of apologizing for his obvious blunder that violated ethics he continued to milk the ineffective intervention to get publicity for his tabloid-esque show:

“Phil has been warned by Oprah about many past mistakes. This was coming for a long time,” revealed a show source.

“They’ve waged a bitter feud for several years, but as head of Harpo, which produces his show, she can tell him to jump - and how high…

But the Britney scandal is much, much worse,” said the source.

Oprah will formally deliver Dr. Phil’s pink slip in a face-to-face meeting, sources say.

Some colleagues even question whether Dr. Phil violated professional patient confidentiality standards when he announced to the world: “My meeting with Britney leaves me convinced more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention.”

The TV therapist decided to go public for a second time - but not to apologize for violating confidentiality. He simply announced he was scrapping plans for a Britney-themed show.

“Oprah was livid,” said the close source. “He should have thrown himself on his sword and said he should have never spoken to the media in the first place. But instead he used the spotlight to tout his struggling show.”

Dr. Phil signed a $75 million five-year contract in 2005 worth $15 million a year so he stands to lose a lot if Oprah cans his ass. There’s news today that he finally made a half-assed statement on his show about how he didn’t help Britney, but he never said that he did anything unethical by talking about her to the press. He just said that he regrets talking about it, and he could regret because it may cost him his show:

“Was it helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no,” McGraw, 57, said Thursday during a taping of the Dr. Phil Show, reports USA Today. (The show is slated to air Monday.) “I definitely think if I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn’t make any statement at all. Period.”

People notes that Dr. Phil says he would do it again and that he visited Britney as a “friend… of the family” because he’s not even licensed to practice psychology in California. A psychologist in California has lodged a complaint with the California Board of Psychology saying that Dr. Phil was practicing without a license by visiting Britney in the hospital. Dr. Phil’s Texas license expired in 2006 and has not been renewed. He’s also said to be having trouble booking celebrity guests because no one wants to be associated with him now. If Oprah doesn’t get rid of him for mishandling the Britney case maybe his ratings will tank enough to make it necessary anyway.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


It’s a good week for children’s hospitals. Yesterday the Gossip Girls reported that Johnny Depp plunked down $2 million for the facility that treated his daughter last year, and now Kylie Minogue has reportedly done a little humanitarian work at an Aussie hospital.

The “Locomotion” singer stopped by a center for seriously ill kids in Sydney to pay a visit and raise spirits earlier this week. And from all accounts, her presence did a lot to brighten the day. Continue doing your good work.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Enjoying the company of her hunky male co-model, Paris Hilton was all about looking hot and sexy as she was spotted working the camera on a photo shoot. As previously reported by Gossip Girls, the 26-year-old former Simple Life star found herself aboard a massive yacht docked in Marina Del Rey, California.


Anaconda (snake), common name for large South American snakes that kill by squeezing prey. Anacondas are among the largest and most powerful snakes in the world. Female anacondas grow bigger than males and can reach enormous size, ranking as the heaviest of all snakes. Anacondas spend much of their time in water. They hunt reptiles and mammals, as well as fish and birds. The biggest anacondas can swallow prey as large as caimans or deer. They rarely attack humans.

The name anaconda is said to come from a Tamil word meaning “elephant killer,” originally used for pythons in Sri Lanka. Local names for the snakes in South America include the Spanish term matatoro, meaning “bull killer,” and the Native American terms sucuri, yakumama, and jibóia. Anacondas are members of the boa family and are sometimes called water boas.


Rather than sit home and sulk over the fact that she won’t be seeing her sons for at least the next month, Britney Spears spent Tuesday morning taking her paparazzo lover out to breakfast at Jerry’s Deli on Ventura Blvd in Studio City.

According to an onlooker, “The two picked up their food to go and headed back to Britney’s favorite hideout… her car, and then back to her home.” The car is usually the safe zone for Britney Spears. Remember before she was seen at her car wearing no panties!


This shows how Filipinos are very devoted catholics. They say that wishes are granted by the Nazarene as long as you stay faithful to the image.

The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark-skinned, wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ held to be miraculous by its devotees. Its original carver was an anonymous Aztec carpenter, and the image was transported by galleon from Mexico. The image is currently enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines.

The statue was brought to Manila by the first group of Augustinian Recollect friars on May 31, 1606. The image was originally housed in the first Recollect church in Bagumbayan (now part of the Rizal Park), which was inaugurated on September 10, 1606, and placed under the patronage of Saint John the Baptist.

In 1608, the image of the "Nazareno" was transferred to the second, bigger Recollect church dedicated to San Nicolas de Tolentino (Saint Nicholas of Tolentine). The Recollect Fathers vigorously promoted devotion to the Suffering of Our Lord represented by the image that in fifteen short years, the Cofradia de Jesús Nazareno was established on April 21, 1621. The confraternity obtained Papal approval on April 20, 1650, from Pope Innocent X.

Sometime in the year 1787, then Archbishop of Manila, Basilio Sancho de Santas Junta y Rufina, ordered the transfer of the image of the Nazareno to the church in Quiapo, again providently placed under the patronage of Saint John the Baptist.

The image survived the great fires that destroyed Quiapo Church in 1791 and 1929, the great earthquakes of 1645 and 1863, and the destructive bombing of Manila in 1945 during World War II.

Recently, however, in 1998, a replica of the original Black Nazarene was first paraded due to the repeated damages inflicted on the statue. Today this replica is still used in the processions while the original rests inside the church, and other, even smaller replicas can be found in other churches.


One day, I will be able to visit Mt. Everest and place the Philippines' Flag on it's summit. North Face will be my proud sponsor.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Mount Everest, also called Chomolungma or Qomolangma (Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ) or Sagarmatha (Nepali: सगरमाथा) is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level. The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. By the end of the 2006 climbing season there had been 3,050 ascents to the summit by 2,062 individuals, and at least 630 more ascents in 2007.[citation needed] There have been more than 200 deaths on the mountain, where conditions are so difficult that most corpses have been left where they fell; some are visible from standard climbing routes.

Climbers range from experienced mountaineers to relative novices who count on their paid guides to get them to the top. This means climbers are a significant source of tourist revenue for Nepal, whose government also requires all prospective climbers to obtain an expensive permit, costing up to $25,000 (USD) per person.

The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma or Qomolangma (ཇོ་མོ་གླིང་མ, translated as "Mother of the Universe" or "Goddess Mother of the Earth"), and the related Chinese name is Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng (simplified Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰; traditional Chinese: 珠穆朗瑪峰) or Shèngmǔ Fēng (simplified Chinese: 圣母峰; traditional Chinese: 聖母峰).[citation needed] According to English accounts of the mid-19th century, the local name in Darjeeling for Mount Everest was Deodungha, or "Holy Mountain." [1]. In the 1960s, the Government of Nepal gave the mountain the official Nepali name of Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा), meaning "Goddess of the Sky".[citation needed]

In 1865, the mountain was given its English name by Andrew Waugh, the British surveyor-general of India. With both Nepal and Tibet closed to foreign travel, he wrote:

I was taught by my respected chief and predecessor, Colonel Sir George Everest to assign to every geographical object its true local or native appellation. But here is a mountain, most probably the highest in the world, without any local name that we can discover, whose native appellation, if it has any, will not very likely be ascertained before we are allowed to penetrate into Nepal. In the meantime the privilege as well as the duty devolves on me to assign…a name whereby it may be known among citizens and geographers and become a household word among civilized nations.

Waugh chose to name the mountain after George Everest, first using the spelling Mont Everest, and then Mount Everest. However, the modern pronunciation of Everest (IPA: /ˈɛvərɪst/ (EV-er-est)) is in fact different from Sir George's own pronunciation of his surname, which was /ˈiːvrɪst/ (EAVE-rest).[citation needed]

In the late 19th century many European cartographers incorrectly believed that a native name for the mountain was "Gaurisankar". This was a result of confusion of Mount Everest with the actual Gauri Sankar, which, when viewed from Kathmandu, stands almost directly in front of Everest.[citation needed]

In the early 1960s, the Nepalese government realized that Mount Everest had no Nepalese name.[citation needed] This was because the mountain was not known and named in ethnic Nepal (that is, the Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas).[citation needed] The government set out to find a name for the mountain (the Sherpa/Tibetan name Chomolangma was not acceptable, as it would have been against the idea of unification (Nepalization) of the country. The name Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) was thus invented by Baburam Acharya.[citation needed]

In 2002, the Chinese People's Daily newspaper published an article making a case against the continued use of the English name for the mountain in the Western world, insisting that it should be referred to by its Tibetan name. The newspaper argued that the Chinese (in nature a Tibetan) name preceded the English one, as Mount Qomolangma was marked on a Chinese map more than 280 years ago


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Saturday, January 12, 2008


K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, on the border between the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan administered Northern Areas and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. However, those who climb K2 must acquire entry via Pakistan as the Chinese side is inaccessible.

Chinese authorities officially refer to K2 as Qogir; simplified Chinese: 乔戈里峰; traditional Chinese: 喬戈里峰; pinyin: Qiáogēlǐ Fēng. This name is derived from Chogori, a synthetic name made up by Western explorers early in the 20th century from two Balti words, chhogo ('big') and ri ('mountain'). Other names include Mount Godwin-Austen, Lamba Pahar ("Tall Mountain" in Urdu: کے ٹو), Dapsang, Kechu or Ketu (both derived from "K2").

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Alan Paul Rouse (b.December 19, 1951 - d.August 10, 1986) was the first British climber to reach the summit of the second highest mountain in the world, K2, but died on the descent.

He was born in Wallasey and began climbing at the age of sixteen, soon climbing many of the most difficult routes in North Wales. He attended Birkenhead School from 1963 to 1970 and Emmanuel College, Cambridge until 1973. At Cambridge he was distracted from his studies by climbing and by his hedonistic life-style. He was a highly sociable, but heavy drinker; by his own admission he was a 'womaniser', and liked to 'live on the edge'. As a result he only managed to gain an ordinary pass degree in Mathematics, despite showing early promise in the subject. On leaving Cambridge he worked periodically in teaching but was often away on climbing expeditions. He eventually became a professional mountaineer, lecturing, guiding, writing and acting as an adviser to the outdoor equipment trade. He moved to Sheffield in easy reach of the rocks of the Peak District. Rouse became a highly experienced climber in places as far afield as Scotland, North Wales, Patagonia, Peru, the Alps, the Andes, New Zealand and Nepal. He was also elected vice-president of the British Mountaineering Council.

In 1980, Rouse, Dr Michael Ward and Chris Bonington were among the few Europeans to visit the high mountains of China, reopening some of these to foreign mountaineers. In the winter of 1980–81, Rouse led a British expedition to attempt Mount Everest by the west ridge, without using oxygen or Sherpas. The trip was not successful, but in the summer of 1981 he climbed Mount Kongur, a hitherto unclimbed peak in western China, with Bonington, Joe Tasker and Peter Boardman.

K2 is regarded as a much more difficult climb than Mount Everest and has a high fatality rate. In 1983, Rouse made his first attempt on K2 with an international team by a new route up the south ridge.

In 1986, Rouse returned as the leader of a British expedition and obtained a permit to climb the difficult West Ridge, instead of the conventional Abruzzi ridge. After they had made several unsuccessful attempts to establish camps on their chosen route, the British team members – apart from Rouse and Jim Curran, a cameraman – left.

Rouse's expedition was not the only one facing difficulties that summer on K2. An American expedition to the South-South-West Ridge suffered two casualties --John Smolich and Alan Pennington were killed in an avalanche on June 21, after which their teammates left the mountain. Lilliane and Maurice Barrard, French climbers, disappeared on their descent on June 24 after successfully summiting. A Polish climber, Tadeusz Piotrowski, fell to his death after a successful summit of the Central Rib of the South Face, on July 10. On July 16, Renato Casarotto fell into a crevasse, after an unsuccessful attempt at climbing the South-South-West Ridge, and died later that day after being pulled out. Wojciech Wroz, a Polish climber, died during his descent on August 3-4, after a successful ascent of the South-South-West Ridge. On August 4, Mohammed Ali (Sirdar, or leader ,of a South Korean expedition's high-altitude porters) was killed by stonefall on the Abruzzi Ridge. Difficult weather conditions caused many other injuries and near-fatalities throughout the summer.

While Rouse and the British expedition attempted the West Ridge, other expeditions had also been trying various routes, with and without oxygen. After his fellow team members left the mountain, Rouse and six climbers from these expeditions decided to join forces to try the conventional route without a permit. There were four Austrian men, a Polish woman, Dobroslawa Miodowicz-Wolf, and a British woman, Julie Tullis.

They reached Camp IV at (8,157 metres, 26,760 feet), the final staging post before the summit. For reasons that are still unclear, this impromptu team decided to wait a day before trying the final stage to the summit. On the following day, it was obvious that the weather was deteriorating, but Rouse and Wolf set out for the summit. Wolf quickly tired and dropped back, whilst Rouse continued. Because he was breaking the trail alone, two of the Austrian climbers, Willi Bauer and Alfred Imitzer, caught up with him and the three reached the summit together on August 4, 1986.

On the way down, they found Wolf asleep in the snow and persuaded her to descend. They also met another of the Austrians, Kurt Diemberger, and Julie Tullis on their way up and tried to persuade them to descend. These two also summitted but very late, at 7 pm. On the descent, Tullis fell; she survived, but both Tullis and Diemberger had to spend the night in the open.

Eventually, all the climbers reached Camp IV, where a fourth Austrian, Hannes Wieser, waited. The seven waited for the storm to pass. Instead, the storm worsened with much snow, winds over 160 km/h, and sub-zero temperatures. Tullis died during the night of August 6–August 7. The other six climbers stayed for the next three days, but remained barely conscious. On August 10, the snow stopped, but the temperature dropped and the wind continued unabated. The climbers, although severely weakened, decided that they had no option but to move.

Rouse, when conscious, was in agony, and the other climbers decided to leave him to save their own lives. Blinded, Imitzer and Wieser did not descend far before succumbing. Wolf vanished later on the descent after they had found that Camp III had been blown away. Only two, Diemberger and Bauer, of the seven climbers who had originally reached Camp IV on August 4 and August 5 reached Base Camp. Diemberger and Bauer both suffered severe frostbite and lost many fingers and toes.

Alan Rouse is presumed to have died on August 10, 1986. He was survived by his girlfriend, Deborah Sweeney, who gave birth to their daughter, Holly, three weeks later. The library of the British Mountaineering Council is named in honour of Alan Rouse.


Google PageRank Explained
How many links do you need to get a certain pagerank?
PageRank as explained by Google
PageRank Technology

Factors that can increase your Google PageRank

Now the Google PageRank algorithm can be very complexed, but yet friendly invention. Here is a list of things that could help boost you Google PageRank, with a rating scale beside it of how important we think it is.

* Update Pages Frequently 2/10
* Add Pages Frequently 4/10
* Good Neighborhood Directories with high PageRank Levels 7/10
* Monster Websites 7/10
* Quality Inbound links 8/10
* Quality Relevant Links 9/10
* No Broken Links 5/10
* Article Submissions (this can increase your PageRank by getting more inbound links)
* All these put together 10/10

Factors that can decrease your Google PageRank

* Bad inbound links such as Poker, Porn, Sex, Drugs, or anything to that nature
* Link spamming
* Bad Content
* Lots of broken links
* SEO Black Hat Techniques

How Google PageRank is Calculated

Okay now we are to the Google PageRank Calculations, this is very simple so pay attention, I learned it over night, not really. The factors about Google PageRank Calculation is that no one knows exactly how it works, but people have discovered over time somewhat how it works, but lets get into an example.

PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + ... + PR(tn)/C(tn))

Above is a Google PageRank algo. that was released in the development of Google algo. Thats right the actualy algo equitation . Which google is not telling us what it does, but that does not matter because the equatation is good enough.

In the equation 't1 - tn' are pages linking to page A, 'C' is the number of outbound links that a page has and 'd' is a damping factor, usually set to 0.85.

A more simpler way to think of it is:

a page's PageRank = 0.15 + 0.85 * (a "share" of the PageRank of every page that links to it)

Share = The linking page's PageRank is divided by the number of outbound links

A page "votes" an amount of PageRank onto each page that it links to. The amount of PageRank that it has to vote with is a little less than its own PageRank value (its own value * 0.85). This value will be shared equally between all pages

Therefore; it would be better to get a page linked to you that has a PageRank of 5 with 2 outbound links then it would be to have a page linked to you with a PageRank of 8 with 500 outbound links, but don't get me wrong. It would be better to have both pages linked to you, but if you was to take your choice, think about it.

Now the Google PageRank algorithm is based between a pr of 1 to 10, but many people believe that numbers are set to a algo logarithmic scale. Which there is a very good reason to believe this, but no one knows for sure outside of google, now there has probably been people that have figured it out somewhat, but to be sure, you would of had to write the Google PageRank algorithm your self.
Who invented the Google PageRank Algorithm

Google PageRank was developed at Standford University by Larry Page, and Sergery Brin. This was part of a research project for these two individuals. The project was started in 1995 and then was led to a functional prototype. In 1998, Google was founded.