Tuesday, November 11, 2008

RICO BLANCO: Your Universe

After his controversial exit as front man of the known Banda ng Bayan. The former Rivermaya vocalist Rico Blanco, released his new and first solo album entitled "Your Universe" it is jam packed with 10 strong and poetic tracks.

Rico Blanco (born March 17, 1973) is a Filipino musician. He is one of the founders of Filipino rock band Rivermaya, where he served as vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and chief songwriter from 1993 to 2007. Blanco has so far recorded, written and produced more local and regional number one hits than any other musician since 1994, and has sold over a million albums in the Philippines and Southeast Asia during that period.

Aside from being the chief songwriter of Rivermaya, Blanco has also arranged and written the music for the United Nations MDG theme "Tayo Tayo Rin" as well as the Philippine Department of Tourism theme "Biyahe Tayo" both of which were performed by veteran Filipino musicians, such as Freddie Aguilar, the Apo Hiking Society, Lea Salonga, and Sharon Cuneta. He has also co-written the theme song for the South East Asian Games, "Posible" and theme song of ABS-CBN news program "Bandila".

Monday, October 20, 2008

I got my Summit Pass

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Travel Light

"Simplicity is making the journey of life with just enough baggage."

Now, when i travel i learned to travel light. When i went out of town trip i only carry my blue pack bag with my selected collection of pouchbag and travelling kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant to cologne) , and of course enough budget to spend for my fare, meals, snacks and other things.

There are so many advantages to travelling light-less to carry, fewer things to keep track of, fewer things to wash, to iron, clean or repair; fewer things to buy, which means less pressure to earn and spend; in general, i will have a greater sense of freedom.

So whats the disadvantages? You're afraid you might end up needing that pink skirt or lime green dress shirt?hehehehe. Traveling light may sometimes decrease my personal choice somewhat, but it will also free me from the stress of unnecessary decesions, it increase my focus on the important things and providing greater flexibility. I may well wonder how i ever did it any other way.

Let go of the extraneous, go out and travel, go and do blogging!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

2nd Annual PENEK BUSAY

"I have great time to be with this event with more than a hundred mountain climber from different group of mountaineers in Mindanao region. Seeing their enthusiasm to conquer our common goal to get in touch and mystify the wonderful creation that we had witnessed in our journey even it was a tongue dropping -stamina draining climb."

27 September 2008, after wrestling on my work early in the morning i started to packed my things and fix myself so i can come early to our waiting area with my co-TAMAC team. Six of us departed in Tacurong at exactly 6:00 AM.

At early of 9:00 in the morning we reach Digos City, Freedom Park our jump-off area. We had our registration in their and we were delighted a breakfast in a carenderia along their market. We need to pamper our stomach to condition ourself to endure our agility and strengths for this climb.

With our conditioned soul because of full-heavy breakfast that we had, we backed to the park to prepare our things going to Brgy. Goma. The truck whom to fetch us going to the trail site was already backed after giving a ride to the first batch of rabid climbers. A 45 minutes of raging ride going to the site exhaust myself due to heavy sunlight and irritated dust ooze to my delicate and "holy skin"-whew!

Atlas! we already reach the Brgy. Goma Community, upon our arrival the first batch of climbers were started to head their walk. Us, we find comfort rooms to pee and indulge ...buti nalang at lawit ang nasasa akin, pasensya nalng sa mga may hiwa kahit papano men can easily find a comfort to relax their urinary system. Before we leave a youth representative give us an orientation about their place and after that we had a solemn prayer.

From then, we start our happing. Imagine this! I was totally driven to enjoy every scenic view that i had seen. The river, trees, mountains, the trail and the most-the water falls...whoa! It was so damn-great-peaceful things to view, to feel , to breath and to taste. The water falls is so relaxing that soothes and relaxed my oozing backaches. Every other falls that i've happed i pause, i breathe, i observed, i meditate, i give respect to unseen creatures. I bathe, i swim, i pee, i drink in the basins of water falls that we've reached. I always do take time to enjoy my moment with nature. In every climb-in every travel that i've been i enjoyed. I didn't waste any single moment to experience new things that i know i am going to treasure. A moment that i know i can be proud of. Up to know i' am still guided by my principle in my journey- and that is to " Endure, Explore, Experience life to the limits."

Up to now, i do have hangover of this event and i'am pissed, i cant finish my writings in this activity because of the unrecoverable photos from our photographer from Bukidnon "Emong. Kuya padala na ang pictures or just upload it in your friendster para may ma grab ako". Here are some photos taken by JP Pineda of DOLEFIL

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


We see this as essential for anyone on a quest for personal and professional growth through blogging.

I'm going to Gensan for MBS2 to meet the forward-thinking leaders who saw the value of blogs early on and turned them into a powerful communication tool. Bloggers representing a broad cross-section of industry will talk about what they do, what they write about, how blogging adds a “human touch” to their organizations and fits in their personal and professional lives.

Whether or not I am are ready to participate directly, there are some things about blogging that I need to know. How do blogs work? How many are out there? What is the source of bloggers’ trust, credibility and influence? What options does an organization have for responding to the activities of independent bloggers? What about the legal and ethical considerations?

Happy Blogging!

NOKIA (Philippines), Inc.
Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr.
Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Mindanao Bloggers
Bariles Republic

ACLC-Skeptron Ventures, Inc.

Asia United Bank
Family Country Hotel & Convention Center
East Asia Royale Hotel

Digital Filipino
Pacific Seas Seafood Market
Shalom-Crest Wizard Academy

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Sta. Cruz Seafood, Inc.
Dellosa Design Builders, Inc.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Work Hard

"i did my best ,but my best wasn't good enough"

It's been two weeks and two days already that i'm with my work.
I don't know if i could still stay on this kind of job-but i can hardly say that this work is not working for my skill. Whew!!!

But i have determination but i don't have any luck, i have a skill for it but kulang pa. Pity little me.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Concert for Typhoon Frank Victims

YOU ARE INVITED TO MAGIC 89.9 SAVE OUR SOCIETY Concert for the benefit of Typhoon Frank victims...proceeds will go to the Philippine National Red Cross, Tomorrow, July 11, 2008, 7:00 PM at Central Plaza, Eastwood Libis, Quezon City.

The Performing Bands will be Manibela, Blue Ketchup, Stonefree, Sugarfree, Callalily, Mayonnaise, Itchyworms, 6 Cycle Mind, Paraluman, Rivermaya and with the Special Participation of PNRC Chairman and CEO Senator Richard J. Gordon.

We help you help others...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

CABAL Online: My new addiction

Cabal now is one of the fastest growing online game in the country.It is an action MMORPG game, pronounced as kah-ball (From the Korean pronunciation), set in a 3rd person view perspective. Like most modern MMORPG games, it includes a skill and class system, PvP system, and a guild system. It also utilizes a combo system within its gameplay that allows players to have more powerful attacks based on timing.
The primary aspect of leveling in the game is through quests. Quests can progress the storyline, or be a "side" quest. Generally, quests involve players traveling to a location and killing monsters, either a certain quantity, or in order to obtain certain item drops, or by completing dungeon quests. This the reason why i got addicted to it, beacasue the quest are enjoyable and the music is relaxing that soothes my ears to get my nerves relaxed.

Right now i created one character though you can create as many as you can. There are ^ character where you can choose from but my choice is a "FORCE SHIELDER" The creation of the Astral Shield opened a new chapter in the history of Nevarethian armor. The Astral Shield has such high defense strength that it can serve offensive purposes as well. Some Warriors and Bladers, who desperately needed a new way to fight and defend have become Force Shielders. They wanted higher defense as well as establishing their own unique battle style.

Thus, they started using the heaviest armor such as Warrior's Armor Suit while carrying the Astral Shield. Force Shielders specialize in short-range force control, which means that they are incapable of doing long-range attacks except through magic. However, they make up for this weakness by developing supporting magic spells which increase their attack strength by manipulating outer forces near their bodies. It's these methods which match those of the Wizard's strongest asset.

If you want to be my buddy just see me in planet MARS and my name is damndanzoy - lets get party!

National Blood Services competed in the 1st South East Asia


As a region, regardless of creed, race, political affiliation or religious belief, we have one blood that we can share… We have one goal – to show humanity amidst inhumanity. With the unwavering and continuous efforts in part of all the National Societies, we can achieve 100% Voluntary Blood Donation. As an instrument of change, it is in our hands that lies the power for dynamic transformation of events in our lives catapulting voluntary blood donation as a way of life

"Giving is sharing a part of yourself… to be a part of somebody else… or SELFLESSNESS to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will.”

The Red Cross aims to make a difference by alleviating human sufferings. Through altruistic act of donating blood, not only do we save lives of people who need us in their most vulnerable point but we also show them what the power of humanity can do. Dramatically changing their lives and their loved ones as well… giving them another opportunity to celebrate their birthdays, to walk, laugh, and enjoy every precious moment that life has to offer. Donating blood isn’t just a personal decision … it’s our SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. With that responsibility engraved in our hearts, we will create a world that is a better place to live with.
Let’s join our hands and together - as a region, LETS ALL TAKE THAT BIG LEAP TOWARDS 1OO% VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION

In line with the celebration of the World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2008, the South East Asian Region Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies held its 1st Regional Banner Competition with the theme: “Voluntary Blood Donation… We can Do!” The winning banner of this competition will be used as the prototype design for the upcoming World Blood Donor Day collaterals for the South East Asia Region Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies (Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia). The Philippine National Red Cross - National Blood Services proudly competed its two entries from the National Blood Center and the Davao City Red Cross Chapter. These two entries of the National Blood Services are the triumphed winners of the local PNRC Banner Competition held particularly for the South East Asian Regional Banner contest. This is just one of the advocacy strategies of the Philippines and the other South East Asian countries towards its main goal… 100% Voluntary Blood Donation Nation by 2010.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My Educational Philosophy

"I am not a teacher; only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead–ahead of myself as well as of you. "

My teaching philosophy is to be an advocate for learners of all creeds and backgrounds by offering a diverse and nurturing learning environment. As a teacher I believe in assuring that every student develops confidence, competence and independence through the education they receive in my classroom. My mission is to offer a challenging, safe and secure learning environment that promotes high academic standards, fosters self-esteem, and empowers students to be well-rounded individuals who are life long learners and productive members of society. I am student centered in my approach to teaching and I believe my role is a guide along the trail of learning.

While studying the many different philosophies of education I related most to Social Reconstructionism, Progressivism, and Existentialism. I believe that these philosophies are student centered and more progressive than the other philosophies. After reading about Essentialism and Perennialism, I realized they were very different from how I view the role of teacher and schools. The ideas related to students learning key things and enjoying the learning process I did believe to be true. I feel my philosophy puts the learner first and allows for new an innovative ways of teaching.

There are three main philosophies that I share many common beliefs with. I want to look at each one and then some of the statements I related to most strongly. The first and highest scoring amongst the three was Social Reconstructivism. The main concept that Freire focuses on in this philosophy is that school can be a place where people can gather education and rise above their socioeconomic status and then turn around and offer a hand to others who are in need of help through education and reform. Freire wanted to rebel against-institutions that create oppression and treat the elite as if they deserve wealth and the poor as if they deserve their situation. Freire believed if we do not learn in school how to change the world for the better, where will we?

The statement from the philosophy I most identified with from Social Reconstructivism was, “Education should enable students to recognize injustices in society, and schools should promote projects to redress social inequities”. I do not think there is a subject that a good teacher could not tie to that statement. Math teaches the numbers and statistics of our poor and mistreated, language teaches us the way to express ourselves in order to reach out to other cultures and groups. Education can help us make the world a better place for ourselves through success in education and for others by what we contribute to society.

The second philosophy I related with was the Progressivism philosophy. I think education should be about progress and giving the learner the tools they will need in an ever changing world. As I watched the news I saw a great example of Dewey’s real world experience learning on television. A local school had a smashed car on display to show teens the negative effects of reckless driving. This was teaching the kids a real world lesson that could save their lives. In education if we can give the student the experiences that can create great thinkers it is a valuable way to teach. You can have gravity explained to you a thousands times but the first time you try to fly from your roof it really sinks in. Personally I am a strong believer in real life experiences. After college I traveled Europe for 3 months and learned more there than I had in many a classroom. The concept that best describes my take on Progressivism is, “The gap between real world and schools should be bridged through field trips, internships, and adult mentors”. This becomes painfully obvious to fresh from college graduates who sit in an interview and are asked, “What experience do you have?” This gap between the textbook and the real world is often wide and deep and it should be a main objective of teachers to fill it.

The third area I encompass in my own beliefs is Existentialism. This philosophy is learning through self-direction. No one can tell you what you value but yourself. This teaches you to decide for yourself what you want to do with your life. This is very important. Too many times people wake up at age 40 and say, “What have I done with my life?” It would be better to be guided in this question at an early age with the help of an experienced teacher. “Effective teachers help student to discover and develop their personal values, even when those values conflict with traditional ones”.

My philosophy of teaching is concentrated around the goals I would like to accomplish as a teacher. My ambition is to teach learners to use higher-level cognition is every subject I teach and take these skills with them in every aspect of their life. To help learners develop creative thinking and learn to be self guided will be a valuable tool they can carry with them as they develop. I do believe that reflection and adaptation of my teaching style will benefit me and the learner. I love to learn and teach and plan on sharing this passion with every student every day in my classrom.

Friday, June 13, 2008

i will graduate on time no matter how long

I've been wrestling with the decision for a few days and would love some second opinions from those who've either GRADUATED a delligent student. Thoughts?

Well, it in fact this is my 10th year waiting for luck and miracles seeing myself holding a diploma to show to the world that i owe a degree. But where?

Now i'm running as a "suma" in our school- sumasampung taon na po akong nakikibaka upang makatapos sa aking pag-aaral. Congratulation!

When I started college I promised that I'd see my degree all the way through, and chose a course I'd like -so that I would have the best of both worlds. As my studying progressed and I learned what the course was really like, I began to get frustrated with my choice of majors, but held to my promise. Now I'm finally getting into my production courses in my final year and it's been a total love-hate relationship with my degree. But I'm sticking it out. So whats the problem?

Yea, I probably should have considered my attitude this a long time before I came creeping up. I was pissed by the events that came in my life during the times that i'm in school. I lost my self control, I let my self deduce by a freakin-hog problem. to be continued...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bob Ong 6th Book "McArthur"

"Bob Ong Shall Return"

Na Prove naguid ni Bob Ong nga mag balik guid sya'- with his greater creation of his 6th book release intitled MacArthur.

i hav'nt yet read this book but according to my kabobo's in Bobong Pinoy university Classmates. The book is again a great masterpiece of Bob Ong displaying filipino values and it's enigma.

i'm just hoping that ASAP i could have this book!

Friendster - dan danzOY's Photos

Friendster - dan danzOY's Photos

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Search for the New 7 Wonders of the World

"If we want to save anything, we need first to truly appreciate it"

Saturday July 7, 2007 The New 7 wonders of the World announce its declaration of the Search at Lisbon, Potugal.

With the New 7 Wonders of the World, humanity has created what we are calling Global Memory, seven things that everyone can remember
When Philon of Byzantium declared the Ancient 7 Wonders, the then-known world was very small, spanning around the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Today, of course, we are aware of the 7 continents that make up the globe—our world is much larger than that of 2,000 years ago. Should this mean that there should be, instead of only 7, maybe 21, 100, or why not even 1,000 New Wonders of the World? This logical question has been asked often over the past years. However, it is not only in tribute to the original Greek concept that New7Wonders has stuck with the number 7 in the first campaign and now in the current campaign … there is another very interesting and important reason for this. It is a fact that 7 is not only a magical number, but also a very practical one: 7 things is exactly the number of things that the average person can remember

When people are asked to choose a number between one and 10, the most popular choice is 7, all over the world. 7 is a number that appears in nearly every facet of human life. Here are just a few examples: 7 is the number of periods (or rows) of elements on the periodic table in chemistry. On a more aesthetic level of science, ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) are the 7 colors that make up white light—these are also what we marvel at in each rainbow. With very few exceptions, all mammals’ necks have 7 bones. In addition to the traditional 7 seas in many cultures, 7 is also the number of stellar objects in the solar system visible to the naked eye: the sun, the moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. There are also 7 external holes in the human head: two eyes, two nostrils, two ears and one mouth.

Every religion and culture assigns a special place to the number 7. The Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament recount that God rested on and sanctified the 7th day, and in the Roman Catholic belief, there are 7 sacraments. Of course, the 7 Deadly Sins and the 7 Virtues that are well known in Western culture may also come to mind. Further East, Buddha walked 7 steps at his birth. And in the North American heritage, 7 is the definitive number in Cherokee cosmology. In Islamic tradition, 7 is used to symbolize infinity and is also the number of heavens and earths. Ancient Egyptians saw the number 7 as a symbol of eternal life. In Japanese mythology, you will find 7 Lucky Gods. In Hinduism, the cycle of rebirths goes through 7 stages before the soul attains moksha, or salvation, and in everyday Indian life, the 7 levels of consciousness play an important role, connected to the 7 main chakras of the body.

Musically, 7 is the number of notes in the traditional Western major scale. Throughout world music, literature, film and television, as well as in the sports world in many cultures, the number 7 has featured frequently—a sign of how powerfully it appeals to people everywhere and during different eras. Looking at modern communications, 7 is also the number of digits in an American or Canadian telephone number, excluding the area code. We use a 7-day week in the vast majority of today’s world. And many people say they are "in 7th heaven" when they are really happy.

7= memory + challenge

But beside these manifestations that are part of and deeply rooted in the cultures around the world, 7 is simply a practical number that makes life easier for all of us. Since George A. Miller, a respected professor of psychology at Princeton University, introduced his theory of "the magical number 7" in 1956, our short-term memory is generally considered to have the capacity for around 7 elements. While some scientists may speak of even less than 7, what this really means is that the average human (children included) can remember 7 digits, letters, words, or other units with just a little brainwork. This small effort is what solidifies it in our memory. So a system of 7 elements, such as the New 7 Wonders of the World, is something that every human can follow and remember by challenging his or her brain a little bit.With the New 7 Wonders of the World, humanity has, for the first time, created what we are calling Global Memory, 7 things that everyone can remember and in which they can participate.