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My First Election Experience

Today marks a significant day to all Filipinos. Why, it’s election day once again and it’s ¬†time to choose leaders who will bring the nation to prosperity. Shocks, am I sounding so austere? My apologies for that. Anyways, let’ proceed to the real deal: My First Philippine Election Experience.

Photo courtesy of the teacher in precinct 1371A. Thanks so much ma'am!

My vote counts! ūüôā

The first thing I did before going to the nearest elementary school is find my precinct number from the the database of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). I was advised to do so by my parents to avoid hassle. Upon arriving at Santolan Elementary School, the challenge now is to locate where in the said institution my precinct is.

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The school where I voted

There were precinct location guides posted inside the school premises. However, that was not so helpful. *grins* So, I have to roam around and ask questions where my room is. Fortunately, a guy pointed me to BLDG. III.

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The Ever Elusive BLDG. III ūüėÄ

I went to third floor of the said building and VOILA! This scenario startled me.

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No long ques eh?

The voting process went smoothly. My, it’s very simple. You just have to shade the circles and that’s it. I secretly hoped that our exams at school will be as easy as shading those ballots. *grins* But, I know that’s only some wishful thinking. ūüėÄ

It's says secret. So, I won't disclose the candidates I voted for. :D

It’s says secret. So, I won’t disclose the candidates I voted for. ūüėÄ

It’s more than a year now since my registration at COMELEC. As a first time voter, I am so excited to exercise my rights. However, there’s also a part of me who wants to abstain from the elections. Why? That’s because I will only do this solo as my parents are registered at our previous place. On top of this, I’ve been hearing lots of complain about long ques, defective machines, and so on. It’s a good thing I rebuffed these thoughts though and did my job as a Filipino. I am just praying and hoping that the elected candidates will truly serve the public with the best of their abilities.

God bless the Philippines.

ciao.¬†‚̧

****marj****

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Our Mother’s Day Treat to the Best Mom Ever

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My BEST Mom Ever!

Mother’s day only comes once a year. So, honoring this important day is truly a must. As for us, we treated our mom to a SUPER¬†eat-all-you-can food fest at Vikings in SM Marikina. The food was really sumptuous. But, I can’t do a feature about it right now since I was so busy enjoying the food earlier.(Next time maybe. ūüėÄ ) Here are some of our family photos:

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At Vikings Entrance

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Family Pictures with my Mama and Papa

Vikings also distributed cake tokens for mommies. The cakes come not only in adorable packages but also in yummy chocolate and caramel flavors.

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The Cake’s Packaging

The experience was totally worth it not only because of the tasty meals we ate¬†but also because of my family’s presence as I was eating. I swear I’ll return to this place soon. Maybe when that time comes, I can finally make a review about how awesome foods in Vikings are.

If you have not greeted your mom yet, it’s not too late. Tell her how amazing she is and how lucky you are that you are her child.

Happy Mother's Day!

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ciao.¬†‚̧

****marj****

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How to Recover Corrupted Files in USB

Lost your files because of corrupted flash drives? Don’t fret. Today, I am going to show you how to retrieve those precious documents in just a jiffy.

1. First, you need to download a USB Show program. Upon opening your downloaded file, a setup wizard will appear. You just have to click on the appropriate buttons until a zipped folder show on your screen. Open the USB show.exe file then click run.

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The contents of the Zipped File

2. After executing the .exe file, the USB show program screen will pop up in the screen. The instructions on the display is initially in Spanish. To translate it into English, you just have to click the appropriate button.

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USB Show Start up Screen

3. Click on the Recovery the hide files button and then indicate the location of the files you need to recover. In just a minute, you will see that your files are already restored in your flash drive device.

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The Loading Process

Easy right? Actually, I learned this method from my college professor a long time ago. I just got the chance to use it lately as my files in my flash drive were lost due to a virus.

Hope this helps you too. ūüėÄ

ciao.¬†‚̧

****marj****

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My Feedback on Nokia Asha 205

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My New Nokia Handset ūüėÄ

Meet my new phone: the Nokia Asha 205. This unit may not be as high-end as the latest cellphone models in the market today. But, I am quite happy with the features it is currently offering me. Let me list down some of my feedback about this new Nokia phone.

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Nokia Asha 205 in Baby Pink (Image’s color is much closer to that of the actual unit)

The Good:

  • Asha 205 comes in trendy and hip colors: orange, gray, blue and pink. ( as you can see, my handset is in lovely pink color)
  • The unit can support dual SIM functions. So, users can connect with their contacts using two different SIM cards.
  • Its VGA camera can shoot “decent-enough” pictures
  • It also has pre-installed¬†Facebook¬†and Twitter applications that makes users access the aforementioned social networking sites conveniently.
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The Side Portion of the Lovely 205 Model

The Bad:

  • The handset cannot detect hot spots as it has no¬†WiFi¬†facility.
  • It is no android phone too. So, applications are very limited.
  • Many especially those who are used to the basic keypads may find adapting to its QWERTY keyboard challenging.
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The Rear Part

Verdict:

The Nokia Asha 205 is suitable for people (that includes me) who are looking for stylish handsets that can perform the basic cellphone functions such as calls and texts. 205 is more than the typical basic handset because it can also function with dual SIM cards simultaneously. Aside from this, its pre-installed Facebook and Twitter apps helps its owners stay updated with the latest happenings at all times.

Thumbs up to this wonderful handset.¬†ūüėé

ciao.¬†‚̧

****marj****

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Which is better: Generic or Commercial Drugs?

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Yesterday, I had my abdomen cramps once again. So, I have to take a pain killer medication to ease my discomfort.  My cousin bought ibuprofen from a Botika ng Bayan, the nearest drugstore to our place. This pharmacy was put up by the government to sell generic drugs at much cheaper costs.

Are generic ibuprofen medicines effective? Sure, it is. However, my only complaint about these drugs is its efficiency. That’s because it took a while before the drug worked and eventually alleviated my cramps. This is of course contrary to the fast relief action commercial ibuprofen medications do.

Finally, generic drugs maybe cheaper and as effective as the branded medications. However, I am not advising others to take them for appeasing pain and discomfort. Perhaps, it is much better if sick individuals use them for maintenance purposes instead. This way, they will be able to enjoy the same benefits that branded drugs offer while saving a lot from their medicine costs.

ciao.¬†‚̧

****marj****

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Orange Lips for Summer

Sun-loving days will be over in just a few weeks. So, I am trying to savor it by applying the colors of summer in my makeup. Today, I used an orange lipstick to complete my casual summer look. In order to put emphasis on my orange lips, I also made my makeup very light and natural-looking.

To achieve this very simple yet chic summer makeup, I used a Rimmel Kate Lipstick (12) and Match Perfection Blush (Medium/Dark 004). What I love about the Kate lipstick is that it blends naturally with the orangish color of the lips. Also, the three skin tone shades of the Match Perfection Blush gives a natural finish to the face.

My Partners in Crime: Rimmel Kate Lipstick and Match Perfection Blush-ons

My Partners in Crime: Rimmel Kate Lipstick and Match Perfection Blush-ons

 

ciao.¬†‚̧

****marj****

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Day 1: D&F Biggest Loser Challenge

Last time(April 30th to be exact), my friends and I have agreed that we will have a biggest loser challenge to trim down our waists. I don’t know whether the others are serious about this but I am. So, here’s a run through of my activities for my first day:

Yummy Goodies for a Healthier Lifestyle :))

DIET:

I’m taking my diet one baby step at a time because reality check says that I can’t instantly remove things that I have been used to (like yummy snacks and desserts for my sweet tooth). So, how am I accomplishing this “one-baby-step-at-a-time” diet? I merely¬†substituted things that I like¬†with much healthier goodies.¬†For instance, instead of taking creamed coffee and biscuits for breakfast and snacks, I decided to ate sliced melons and apples with fresh milk (which I drank only for breakfast.)

WORKOUT:

Okay, reality check again. I am not the athletic type of person who loves stretching his muscles out. *winks* So, I have to think of other ways to sweat out without doing the typical workout routines. Guess what I did for my first workout in the challenge? I cleaned our toilet! =)) Scrubbing the bathroom’s surfaces for an hour is really toilsome. Plus, I get to stretch my arms and legs while at the same time staying productive inside our home.

MOTIVATION:

Aside from monetary reasons (the biggest loser challenge was some kind of a betting game :p ), I wanted to shed some pounds because it is my long time dream to go to the beach in a very charming two piece attire. Yay! Can’t wait for that. I’ll keep updating about my conquest.

ciao. ‚̧

****marj****