Michael Crichton Moves On

J at Filipination.com | General | Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I was shocked to find out that Michael Crichton has moved on. I still am unable to even type the D word or even the P phrase. I didn’t know he was also an avid gamer. All I know is that he wrote books, such as Jurassic Park. Perhaps I’ll go look for his other [...]


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Creative Webcam For Free

J at Filipination.com | General | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Do you want to win a Creative webcam for free? It’s super easy. All you need to do is leave a comment (not here). To improve your chances, you can also blog about this webcam giveaway. I’ll show you now, even if I know you’ll just end up adding to the competition. Hehe.


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Rebonding and Burned Hair

J at Filipination.com | General | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I had my hair rebonded for probably the third time, and I noticed that I had some fuzz sticking out near the crown of my head. Yikes, it looks like some of my hair got burned and all that was left was a somewhat circular area of really short hair fuzz. I wonder how long [...]


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Obama or McCain?

J at Filipination.com | General | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Who are you hoping will win the November 2008 Elections in the US, Obama or McCain? At first, I thought that a lot of Filipinos will root for Obama, because he seems to be on the side of the middle class. McCain, on the other hand, with his houses and high net worth, seems to [...]


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Going For A Moleskine At Kikay Exchange

J at Filipination.com | General | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Somehow, the Moleskine still eludes me. But that’s okay… There’s a new Moleskine Notebook Giveway Contest courtesy of Avalon.ph and Kikay.Exchange.PH This time, the rules are fairly easy…


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A One Sentence Moleskine Story

J at Filipination.com | General | Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

There’s another Moleskine Notebook Giveaway Contest, thanks to Avalon.PH and Infinity Less Three (blogging at Another Miyaw in Livejournal). And here’s my one-sentence story for Mia’s Moleskine contest (with 3 bonus words): It started as my tranquil midsummer wedding, but my blood turned to snow when I heard a pregnant woman’s inconceivable scream of “Stop [...]


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Yahoo and Security

J at Filipination.com | Computers and Internet | Monday, October 27th, 2008

It is better to check your Yahoo! mail, and then log off before surfing to different web sites. That advice also goes if you’re itching to visit Yahoo-related web sites. Based on security reports (Ongoing Phishing Attack Exposes Yahoo Accounts), some people can now easily grab your Yahoo username and password. All it takes is [...]


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Melamine in Biscuits?

J at Filipination.com | Health and Fitness | Friday, October 24th, 2008

While the attention of most people is shifting to elections, the global financial meltdown, and various controversies in the government, a few of us are still watching the developments stemming from the melamine issue. I like eating Khong Guan biscuits. That’s why I was surprised to read that in Malaysia, excessive traces of melamine were [...]


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I Want A Moleskine Notebook

J at Filipination.com | General | Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Moleskine notebooks are quite expensive. In Bestsellers (I think this is part of the National Bookstore group), I saw one Moleskine Ruled Notebook priced at P1,200. It’s a good thing Avalon.ph and WifelySteps.com are giving people like us a chance to win a Moleskine notebook! So, what would I write in my Moleskine? It would [...]


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Robinsons Land Super Easy Home Fixed Installment

J at Filipination.com | General | Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Found out that you can now own a condo for only P10,000 a month (for every P1 million), thanks to the Robinsons Land Super Easy Home Fixed Installment. There are no lump sum payments, and definitely no balloon payments. In short, you just pay one fixed installment amount from start to finish. So say goodbye [...]


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Melamine, Qualibet, and BFAD

J at Filipination.com | Health and Fitness | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Whatever happened to the melamine test results “released” by Qualibet last October 2? And what announcements have been made by the DOH and BFAD regarding the status of melamine tests conducted on products being sold in the Philippines? Last October 2, ABS-CBNNews.com reported in Independent lab confirms eight products contaminated with melamine the following: An [...]


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Melamine in Chinese Snacks

J at Filipination.com | Health and Fitness | Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Hopefully, the BFAD may have an initial negative-positive list by Friday, according to the abscbnnews.com report. The same report states that: Department of Health (DOH) and BFAD officials had repeatedly clarified that the products on the list are not necessarily melamine-contaminated. They said only milk products from China should be avoided by the public. Only [...]


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Are Financial Websites Safe?

J at Filipination.com | Computers and Internet | Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Is the financial web site you keep logging into safe? Is it secure? If you’re feeling smug about the HTTPS symbol in your browser window, or if you feel safe about secure servers, you’ve probably not yet heard about cross-site request forgeries or CSRFs. In Nasty web bug descends on world’s most popular sites, Dan [...]


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Bailout Rejected

J at Filipination.com | General | Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Well, congress rejects the $700-billion bailout or rescue of the US of the financial industry, and this has sent stocks plunging. Economist Jeffrey Miron writes that bankruptcy is the solution, not bailout. David Callaway, on the other hand, believes that the rejection of the bailout has cost the American people $1 trillion. If it costs [...]


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Melamine and New Zealand

J at Filipination.com | Health and Fitness | Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Don’t look now but according to The New Zealand Herald, “one of the world’s biggest exporters of hugely expensive dairy protein lactoferrin has suspended exports in order to clarify how it was contaminated by melamine.” Kent Atkinson writes in Melamine scare sees NZ firm suspend exports about Tatua Cooperative Dairy Company Ltd. [Found out about [...]


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Melamine and Milk From China

J at Filipination.com | Philippine News | Thursday, September 25th, 2008

We’re now avoiding all dairy products from China because of the melamine contamination (which has reportedly sickened 53,000 babies/infants in China because melamine caused the formation of kidney stones). The question that remains, though, is this: what other products in the market are contaminated with milk from China? Several SMS text messages have been floating [...]


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Contact Lenses vs Laser Surgery

John | Health and Fitness | Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Contact Lenses vs Laser Surgery Every choice carries benefits and risks. Weighing them can be tricky. But the pros and cons of buying contact lenses versus having laser surgery can be boiled down to a few simple guidelines. Any decision made between getting contacts or laser surgery on your eyes should be made in consultation [...]


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How Contact Lenses Work

John | Health and Fitness | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

How Contact Lenses Work A clear, relatively hard mound of tissue called the cornea sits in front of the pupil of the eye. Behind the pupil is the lens that focuses light onto the retina, which creates reactions that stimulate the optic nerve to send signals to the visual cortex in the brain. That, in [...]


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Is Your Stress Causing Heartburn?

John | Health and Fitness | Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Managing your stress is vital to your health if you want to lessen the heartburn symptoms you endure on a daily basis. Scientists haven’t been able to link stress directly to heartburn, but we do know that there’s an indirect connection. Stress can cause us to eat too much, choose the wrong foods, lose sleep, [...]


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Learning The Fundamental Principles Of Acne Control

John | Health and Fitness | Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Acne control for some is easy, while others with severe cases of acne struggle on a daily basis to keep outbreaks under control. Still others fall somewhere in between the two groups of extremes, suffering only from the occasional outbreak. No matter which category you fall into, acne is not pleasant and finding the one [...]


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Types Of Acne Care That You Can Live With

John | Health and Fitness | Sunday, September 21st, 2008

No matter what your age, acne care can be tricky business.  What works for everyone else might make your acne worse.  Plus, there are a lot of half truths concerning acne, as well as myths that keep people from using proper acne care.  The fact is that acne can affect your self esteem, as well [...]


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Dealing with Toenail Fungus problems

John | Health and Fitness | Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Nail fungus is caused by the tiny organisms called dermatophytes. It usually lives in wet areas or moistened places including the shower rooms and natatoriums. Nail fungus has enhancive concerns as well as potential wellness concerns. For people who have diabetes or a weakened immune system, nail fungus can present serious risks. Nail fungus is [...]


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How do contact lenses improve your vision?

John | Health and Fitness | Friday, September 19th, 2008

Correcting Vision With Contact Lenses Eyeglasses are great for some people. Laser surgery works for many. But millions now enjoy the comfort, ease of use and sharp optics given by contemporary contact lenses. Because of the way the eye and visual system work, it’s relatively straightforward today to design contact lenses that correct most vision [...]


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The top 4 diet lies

John | Health and Fitness | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

When you decide to go on a weight loss diet you expect to get help and support to do well. I have been dieting all my adult life and having finally succeeded this year I now know that most of the diet schemes and gurus are telling lies. Here are the top 4 weight loss [...]


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Mangosteen is the Real Wonder Fruit Today

John | Health and Fitness | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

All and sundry these days are talking about how to eat and drink hale and hearty that it is hard to keep up with the tempo of products that are out there waiting to be consumed. From all kinds of exotic berries to green tea and even coffee, it appears that practically every kind of [...]


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