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KD's Chess Workout

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Kurt has been a great chess enthusiast and his overwhelming fondness with the sport encouraged him to join a 3-day training from October 27-29 at LICS' (La Immaculada Concepcion School) chess room. It was also their one week school break in commemoration with "All Saint's Day" or "Halloween" as popularly known.

I fetched him to and from school as he personally requested so the school service was not necessary and it's a perfect bonding moment for Mye and KD.

The training took 4 hours a day from 12nn to 4pm. For three days, he wanted only "Dunkin Donuts" for snack; 2 Choco Sprinkle donuts, Choco Icy Cooler on the first day, Grape on the second day and Iced Coffee on the third day. I just watched him satisfy his hunger after few hours of mind-boggling checkerboard game. The game I never learn to play.

He got 1 win, 1 loss and 1 draw. Now, he's ready to fight for opponents willing to checkmate his King and who else is willing but his…

Traffic in the Internet

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Millions of web sites are made available for public view and taking a minute or just a glimpse of any of those existing pages in the Internet create ranking. The most popular and visited site is the "cream of the crop" while millions of others require a diversity of techniques in order to increase web traffic.

DEFINITION OF WEB TRAFFIC
It is simply the statistics gathered from a particular site as to the quantity of visitors and page visits made for a given period.

Its Importance : Web site traffic is a major factor in determining whether a site can generate income or feasible for online business. Like in TV ratings, the higher the rating, the more advertisers and sponsors will generate income for the TV program.
Its Data Monitoring : Types of information being considered in measuring popularity of web sites and evaluate the data collated to establish traffic rating as to the total Internet usage. Such figures for analysis are:  The number of visitors The number of page …

Why Blogging?

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After almost 15 years of idyllic yet a little obnoxious stint in an office environment, I found myself in front of our computer most of the time because of my newly discovered world: the blogosphere. Well defined as the "world of blogs" or a collective whole of all the blogs in the Internet.

I started blogging last May of this year and I am truly delighted with this experience. Firstly, writing is my passion though I considered myself not that professional like a novelist or lyricist, playwright or journalist. I just know how to write but I'm not any "master" of this academe. Secondly, through writing, I can convey what goes in my mind and put them in words. Thirdly, I can freely express my innermost feelings about what I see, what I hear, taste and even the most aromatic scent that can touch my sensitivity.

Mye Domain will be turning six months this coming November and I am in fact very grateful for my family for being so supportive of me. This is what m…

A Very Special Love

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"Rain, rain go away
Come again another day
Little children want to play
Rain, rain go away."




Who doesn't know this song? I guess everyone of us heard and sang this song once in our lifetime or maybe have taught the same song to our children just to keep the rain from falling. Raining is such a "kill-joy" season which hinder them to play and have real fun outside.
But have you heard of a "sun dance" to prevent the rain from pouring? There's this Filipino movie entitled "A Very Special Love" which stars John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. It's a romantic-comedy motion picture from Star Cinema and Viva Films


SYNOPSIS by WIKIPEDIA

Laida (Sarah Geronimo) is a modern-day Belle. She works hard to provide for her family while believing that someday she will meet her prince charming and they will live happily ever after together. That prince charming is none other than Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz), the youngest of the Montenegro c…

The Pursuit of HAPPYness

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It was only when I search this film in Google that I came to know, there exist a compelling movie which premiered in 2006 earning $27 million on its first week, grossing a total of more than $304 million in box office and accounted an additional $89 million in revenue sales of DVD in 2007 and I only got the chance to watch it on TV under HBO channel with my two kids together with our house help for almost five years, Bebeth who seemed to appreciate it as well. Pye who's more of an action/detective aficionado preferred to be in bed early.

I was teary-eyed... emotive. Where is happiness if you are left homeless? Where is comfort if you are left with an empty pocket?


Even in subway restrooms, in buses or in the streets... just to shelter his son.

Even up to the last cent... just to feed him.

Even in the streets... just walking with him.

Even it takes a dream to make his son believe.

Even if he knows that dreaming is a struggle... an ordeal.

Even if life for his son means sleeping…

Huling Kabanata

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Napapad kung saan
ang tanging pangarap ko.
Tinangay ng hangin
tinaboy sa malayo.
Nasaktan ang damdamin
takot nang mabigo.
Natitirang pag-asa'y
bigla pang naglaho.




Ilang beses nang bumuo ng isang kastilyo.
Inakalang matatag
matibay ang pagkakatayo.
Nadaanan lamang
ng mahinang bagyo,
nabuwal ang haligi't
kisap-mata'y gumuho.




Kailan ba matatapos
matagal na paghihintay?
May dahilan pa kaya
ang magtiwala ng tunay?
Matatagpuan pa kaya
ang tinakdang kaugnay
nitong pusong sadyang
nawalan nang malay.



(Photos from the web)



Magkapalad

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biglang bumilis ang tibok ng puso
nang tayo'y unang magkatagpo.
sa kaba at lito ay nalimutan ko
itanong man lang ang pangalan mo.
mula noon ay di na natahimik
ang ngiti mo ang laging nasa isip.
kailan kaya muling masisilayan
ang ganda mong kay hirap talikdan?
pati sa pagtulog, napapangarap ka.
ewan ko ba... anong nadarama
ibaling man sa iba ang pagtingin
ikaw pa rin ang hangarin
ngunit dumating ang di inaasahan
ako't ikaw ay nagkabanggaan
nagkatinginan...
o kay liit pala ng mundo!
di man ituro ang daang patungo
kung magkapalad ay talagang magtatagpo
ang pag-ibig sadya ngang ganito.



Kapara

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ika'y mistulang dagat
na kay lalim arukin.
sa 'yong kababawan,
lagaslas sa dalampasigan.



sa pag-ihip ng hangin,
alon mo'y naglalambing.
laman ng 'yong isip
ay kay hirap sisirin.




taglay mong katangian
ay likas na kayamanan.
dulot ay kagalakan
sa tanang nasisilayan.




subalit kung marungisan
ng salot at karimlan,
sadya ngang kalupitan
ang tinamong kasawian.




isang bangkang naglalayag
sa pusod mo'y napadpad.
kalinga mo'y di sumapat
lumayo at tuluyang umusad.




kay gandang pagmasdan
ang iyong kalawakan
salamin sa kalangitan
lihim na sinulyapan.




sa paglubog ng araw and tana'y naghihintay.
buwan ang kaulayaw
hanggang sa bukang-liwayway.





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China Crisis

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Other than being the world's most populated country, China is also the world's third largest country by area with Beijing as its capital. It's official name is the People's Republic of China. Their republic was proclaimed on October 1, 1949 by the Chinese Communist Party, which set for itself the awesome task of uniting and mobilizing a population impoverished and exhausted by 37 years of domestic chaos, war and foreign invasion in the construction of a modern industrial socialist society and the achievement of great power status.

Imperial China had been a civilization, technologically sophisticated, economically and culturally self-sufficient, living in self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world. Chinese culture is an integral part of Chinese society acclaiming it as an important achievement of the Chinese civilization and its national identity.


But came the 21st century, China marked global records of catastrophe dating from year 2000 up to present breaki…