Archive - November 2007

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Where’s George?
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Philippine Passport Online Application
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The reason why I don’t like Blogspot.com
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Pinoys Travel ban in Afghanistan – Latest Update
5
Batasan was bombed!
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Reminiscing Kuwait – Part 1
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Pinoys Travel ban in Afghanistan – Update
8
Pinoys in Afghanistan want travel ‘ban’ lifted
9
Pinoy Bloggers exchange links Page
10
Online Photography Course – Yes or No?

Where’s George?

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I heard you!  You were asking what’s the title for.

Okay here it goes.  I was in a store and the cashier gave my change. As I was putting my paper bill on my wallet I noticed a stamp on a one US dollar bill where it says “See where I’ve been, track where I go next.  www.wheresgeorge.com“.

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Philippine Passport Online Application

side_salad.jpgI sent an email to this website and a certain Mr. Bryan Zarzuela replied to me promtply and amazingly he answered all my questions.  Don’t you feel good when you inquired to a blog or website and you received a prompt reply?

The reason why I sent an email to this website is that my Philippine passport (anyway, I only have Philippine Passport hahaha) is running out of pages.  I think I only have two pages left though the expiration is on 2009.

Okay let me summarize the information that I got from Mr. Zarzuela so the OFW’s out there can benefit on this. Read More

The reason why I don’t like Blogspot.com

blogger.JPGI guess some of the bloggers out there will react with my post title, especially the bloggers from blogspot.

I don’t hate Blogspot.com because the truth is I have blogs that are hosted by it.  I guess, it’s the blog owners choice why it was customized like that. 

Here are some of the reasons: Read More

Pinoys Travel ban in Afghanistan – Latest Update

Here’s a latest update regarding the Travel ban to Afghanistan.

“For OFWs going to Afghanistan, Brion said “ang ating mga OFWs na employee ng coalition forces at ng mga recognized international organizations like United Nations, mga ahensya nito, Red Cross, iyon pong mga katulad na organisasyon ay papayagan po natin ang ating mga manggagawa na ma-deploy diyan.”

To read the full report from ABS-CBN, click here.

Batasan was bombed!

batasan.JPGBatasan Pambansa or the House of the Representaives was bombed last night, killing Basilan Governor Wahab Akbar and two other civilians and wounding seven others after the House adjourned its plenary session a little past 8 p.m.  Read the full report here.

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Reminiscing Kuwait – Part 1

It’s been three months since I left Kuwait for a job opportunity that can’t be ignored.  Who would ignore a chance of going to the US of A to have your medical examination and other processing before your deployment to your work site?  And the chance of seeing your love ones after 120 days of working continuously for an R&R (Rest & Relaxation)?  I guess nobody right?  Or, maybe few will….  The insane ones! 🙂

For an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker), an R&R or vacation (on a simple term) every four months is rare.  Because the majority of the OFW’s in the Middle East are having their vacations every 2 years.  Hey, if you’d like to go frequent to Philippines it will cost you a lot!

Anyway, back to the topic! 

Sometimes, I think of going back to Kuwait.  Why?  ‘Coz I missed the Kuwaitis?  Ngeeeekkk, wrong answer! Read More

Pinoys Travel ban in Afghanistan – Update

I don’t know if this is an update since the news article below is dated October 30, 2007.  But, it’s always nice to know that there’s some development on the plea of Filipinos who works in Afghanistan.

Here’s the article from RMN.ph.

“Tiniyak ni Vice President Noli De Castro na aaksyunan nila ang apela ng OFW’s mula sa Afghanistan hinggil sa ban na pinatutupad ng gobyerno para sa pag-trabaho ng OFW’s doon.

Gayunman , nilinaw ni De Castro na pinapayagan pa rin ng gobyerno na makabalik sa nasabing bansa ang OFW’s na nag-re-renew ng kanilang kontrata.

Tiniyak din ni De Castro na pinag-aaralan nila ang pag-alis ng ban sa pagpapadala ng Pinoy workers sa Lebanon.”

Pinoys in Afghanistan want travel ‘ban’ lifted

afghanflag1.jpgMany Filipinos were affected on the travel restrictions to Afghanistan that the Philippine Government (sorry to say, my government) has implemented.  Why I said sorry, because I am one of the affected Filipinos who are currently working in Afghanistan.

Sometimes, the thought of changing my nationality would come to mind. Hmmm, let me Google it and search which is the best Asian country that has few restrictions for their citizens.  Maybe Sri Lanka? Or Vitenam?  sigh….

Anyway, a while ago an article from GMAnews.tv was forwarded to me by Leonor, a former colleague of mine who was trying her luck to find a job in Afghanistan.  But to no avail, the travel restrictions came first before she got here.

Here is the article.

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Pinoy Bloggers exchange links Page

link_love.jpgHey guys, I’ve created a dedicated page just for the bloggers out there to exchange links.

All you have to do is to drop a comment on the Exchange Links Page, Shoutbox or in this post. Tell me about your blog and I’ll add you up. That simple!

But there’s only one thing that I need you to do for me, add me up to your blogroll too!  🙂  Or you can create a dedicated page just like the one and add me. 

Is that fair enough?

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Online Photography Course – Yes or No?

A while ago I’ve seen an advertisement from Darren Rose Photography School site; the ad is about a website that teaches photography online.  When enrolled, you’ll be having your dedicated tutor through out your online course; and here’s the catch, which other online schooling does not offer.  There’s no time limit; you study at your own phase and time. Now the question is, is it worth it to spend USD $84.60 (used to be USD $114.20)?  Will I have a time to finish it?  With the blog sites that I take care of and of course my job that requires 12 hours a day from my time.  What am I thinking?

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