Turkish Ice Cream II


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This is the rod i was talking about! The ice cream is sweeter and more delicious after catching it from the vendors skillful and playful hands. The ice cream vendor teases you to get the ice cream from him as he hands it over. Its a funny chase if you aren’t mouthwatering. At some point you end up looking stupid in the middle of the crowd entertained by the vendors performance with you as the subject. Well I thought its cool that the “victims” are not pissed off and  didnt decide to throw the ice cream to the vendor’s face. It doesn’t actually follow that the vendor should be Turk but the ice cream tricks started in Istanbul.

So If you are at the height of craving for ice cream try this, im pretty sure its a different level of enjoying ice cream, just be ready for the game cause its part of the price!

 

The Elevator Ghost


    I work at night and ends early before sunrise. The office is just nearby so i just take a brisk walk fast home. Our pad is called Menara Bakti. I dont really know about Malaysian building’s naming convention but ive heard from a colleague that Menara means “tower”, Bakti might be a name of person or probably one of their national heroes. Like my homeland used to have named almost all of the streets in the Metropolitan Area with our national heroes and the prominent people bearing the colonial Spanish last names. The building is a towering structure, not so new, with eighteen floors and 3 male caretakers that makes me feel like they always think im homeless and just asking a friend that resides in Bakti to let me sleep in their couch to get through the day. All condos in KL provide you with an access card that serves as your resident pass to be able to enter the premises . You see im a Wonderwoman, i always wonder where i put my things cause i have chronic forgetfulness that occassionally attacks in a day. One day i forgot where i put that damn white piece of a plastic, my access card, one of the 3 sentinels suspiciously asked me, ” you stay here?”,i replied with a puss in boots smile, ” oh yes i live 1410″-you cant be mindful of your grammar here otherwise they wouldnt understand a thing you were saying. Without moving from his seat,He said,”everyone have one card here,cannot!”. I figured he wouldnt swipe his access card so i gave probably the sweetest, apologetic smile and said,”oh so sorry lah, forgot the card upstairs lah, can you(demonstrating my hand on the door access) i go up lah”. He hesitated at first, i tilted my head childishly then said,”please,laaah”. So he handed me the access card and i swiped it victoriously at the door, went in and said thank you with a vanished smile. When local Malaysians speak they attach “lah” after the sentence to make it sound benevolent and sweet.

Its 5am in the morning obviously im going to be alone in the elevator all the way up inside that claustrophobic walls. I could imagine all the Japanese horror movies ive watched while inside and its so eerie and spooky, but you know that feeling when you act like you are not afraid of anything cause you think the ghosts are watching you and just waiting for you to get scared so they could start to frighten you, im pretty good at that. I always pretend i don’t have any idea what a bloody ghost looks like, and i felt so relieved neither they(the ghosts or whatever it is thats scary) appeared nor the elevator stops and opens to a dimension never seen by human race! When the elevator door opens slightly on our pad’s level i could sense my soul running ahead out of my body.

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This happens every freakin mornin workdays but i dont mind. It makes me stronger and conquer my weaknesses. In life, if you wanna go up to the nth level you must overcome your own fears and know your timing. All along surely the bumps will always be in your way you feel coward and you wanna go back, it doesnt take you to where you wanna go. Just keep going, what matters is you have the courage.

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I want to write something today,something that’s going on in my mind. You see I have a lot. I just dont know whether it matters or Desktop Backgroundnot.When you think of things, you dont know if its worth a bit of pondering or not.Its just there hangin in your clouded brain. I want to write what’s on my mind to find out, myself, which of these things have significance. But Im not sure whether to write it or not. Where do I start, i guess would be the hardest part of it. Since I am unsure about its relevance i doubt if i would be able to do it. This is funny but right at this moment I cant think of anything to write. I just want to pour some words… i wanna be able to tell a story. Be it of importance or not. Unfortunately, I have no idea. I know i wanna tell you something. I want to entertain you with my storytelling. For now I must think. What could there be in this lonely boring afternoon to tell? Nothing.

Shattered iPhone 4 Glass Repair


            If you think that an iphone 4 glass repair is      almost impossible,fret not for there are shops that offer high quality fixes! A friend once shared a video on my facebook wall about cellphone drop tests and iphone was amongst the vulnerable gadget you will find.

Iphone 4 glass repair is not included in Apple’s hardware warranty. Accidental damage is not covered also but you can search the web for a couple of companies that offer iphone glass repair or replacement.

The repair varies with models so Iphone 3g/3gs and iPhone 4 glass, digitizer and LCD are completely differrent and cannot be used interchangably. The iphone 4 glass repair is more expensive compared to the earlier iphone generations simply because the material is a fusion of the glass, the digitizer and the LCD. You cant possibly reuse the parts separately since it is manufactured together from the factory.

The iPhone 3g/3gs versions have separate LCD screens, hence you can use the undamaged part on refurbished phones making it a less expensive repair for earlier versions. If you have, not much of an inkling about your iphone’s anatomy let me give you a pinch of the information.

The iPhone 4 is a touchscreen smartphone that runs an iOS operating system controlled by a user’s fingertips on a glass slate. A successor to the iphone 3gs the new design in iPhone 4 is noticeable with its uninsulated stainless steel frame that acts as the device’s antenna and the chemically strengthened aluminisicate glass in the front and the back.  The so-called Gorilla glass display nowadays is a feature that a smartphone couldnt go without. It is said to be unscratchable, unshatterable material that gives protection for your mobile window. It is said to be durable and that the glass is 30 times harder than plastic. A part of the iphone 4 glass repair is the digitizer which is fused or glued under the glass cover. It is very important in the process of replacing a shatterred glass since it is the electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger and which is the input of the device that allows the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. So if you have an unresponsive screen that means you also need the glass to be replaced. Thats the reason why the iphone 4 glass repair/ replacement is more expensive than fixing its predecessors. There are so many options for iPhone 4 repair services and it could be confusing. Some online service centers provide good deals like free shipping and a faster repair turnaround time. The iPhone 4 glass repair may cost you around $90-$120 for the LCD/ display & touch screen while the replacement back cover ranges from $20-30. I remember going across a site that offers $99 for unlimited sevice for the life of the iPhone. Its a pretty good deal but you must also check if they use originally manufactured parts from Apple otherwise its not a good idea to put a cheap part on your $600 iPhone. Good service centers ensure that a skilled technician is assigned and that they use high quality parts. There are also companies that offer DIY or Do-It-Yourself repair kits but you have to keep in mind that these are for advanced users and its not as easy as it looks, although some have successfully installed them, it is recommended that you leave the job to the very techically inclined.

In case your iphone did not survive that sudden impact, stop being a worrywart cause there are lots of stuff in the web that offer iphone 4 glass repair and insurance companies who offer warranty that also covers damage, lost and theft protection, you can choose from.

iPad a Touchstone to Digital World


Today I scanned some tech sites and wasn’t surprised by the web contents. The long awaited launch of the revolutionary tablet from Apple iPad is drawing customers from around the US to pile up infront of retail stores to be among the first hands to own the digitally hyped device.

Different opinions arise as to whether this 499-dollar be the mark of the death of a PC as rumors say Microsoft is about to come up with its very own dual screen mini-tablet called the Courier and is said to be multi-functional. Unlike the iPad’s inability to run programs simultaneously

As a digital journal, it appears to have numerous advantages over the iPad. While the iPad mainly functions with its intuitive 23cm-touchscreen feature, the mini-tablet from Courier flaunts its stylus input mode. 

Although this device has been the talk of every technology-driven websites only a few understands the use of iPad. The  ability to connect to a wi-fi is a major interest to consumers but the the incompatibility with Flash Media Player which is used to run most online videos could be a hold back. What is compatible with iPad is the newer video standard called HTML5 , which can be found in some iPad ready sites like BBC, Netflix and Pandora. Among the techies squabbles are the lack of port connector to monitors and USB slots, comes with its own power adapter, though.

“The iPad is so fast and light, the multi-touch screen so bright and responsive, the software so easy to navigate, that it really does qualify as a new category of gadget,” says a critic from New York Times. One of the applications I like about the iPad is being able to read hundreds of ibooks conveniently stored in 16,32,64gbs of memory.

The fact is, that the way we use computers is outmoded and many are getting ready for the digital world’s revolutionary tablet-computer generation as iPad become the mark of death of a pc era.

The Womb


Last night I watched the local show XXX hosted by Pinky Webb and Anthony Taberna. The featured show was about an old woman in her late 80’s imprisoned by her own daughter and son-in-law. The scenes were heart breaking. The videos taken from the window of a neighbor were not as vivid but it would clearly display how the geriatric was maltreated. The scene was very inhumane for the old woman was placed in some sort of cage. In the middle of approximately two-square meter cage was a bare white plywood where the old woman would sit and lay to sleep. The cage has a padlock. From the footage of the hidden camera set up after the incident was reported by a concerned neighbor, you will see her frail face. Her old hands clinging in the cold bars and shaking it as if she wants to break free. At some point of the video the daughter was reaching and smashing her with a broom yelling at her to lie down. She stood up weakly trying to be elusive of the whips. The most disheartening scene was when the son-in-law took a mop stick and hit the old woman in the knees, the hands and in the stomach! Each strike creates a cry of pain from her audible enough for you to pull the trigger if you were a sniper pointing your gun at the beast attacking a defenseless, superannuated, senile Mother. I normally shed a tear when I see old people desperately surviving the cruelty of old age. This time I felt infuriated by this two people thinking what could their Mother have done to deserve this kind of ill-treatment. The old woman was rescued and sent to Golden Acres -a home for the aged people in the Philippines. She then had a conversation with one of the Social workers while eating a piece of bread. When asked about why her daughter treated her that way, she seemed to forget all the pain she obtained from the psychologically ill couple. Lola has an Alzheimer’s disease. I felt relieved, somehow, knowing that she doesn’t have any memory about the pain inflicted on her. She casually said “ganun sila eh…”.When the show had ended, I imagined my folks being shriveled and weak. My tears cascaded feeling my heart squeezed by the emotion that streamed within me. I imagined  my very own Mother whose womb was my first cradle, from her body I took my first breath of life, from her hands I learned the way of life and from her embrace I learned the meaning of love, being old, weak, wrinkled in her second childhood. It’s a sight I refuse to behold nonetheless will happen. I will let her feel the love she had given me since I had the first beat of my heart. Make her feel dear and so loved that she would forget all the pains and sorrows of bringing me up.

Bald and Proud


India is the world’s largest importer of wigs. In six out of ten women in US experience hair loss and that’s what makes them India’s biggest market. It is a very serious condition to most men and women who are overwhelmed by different remedies, treatments, products and information on the on the web in search for possible solutions for hair loss. Generally speaking, hair loss is not only about losing hair from the head but also involves loss of hair from the head down to the body. Well that could mean a different thing to women, except for the fact that using fake eyelashes all day the might be a bit of a problem! Losing some of them would be great, but all of them..I doubt it. There is nothing more disheartening to a woman who had lost her hair for some unknown reasons. It is a definition of being a woman itself. In fact, gays wear wigs just to look more effeminate. At some point where a lot of women having diseases with treatments causing hair loss they were able to cope up because it was pointed out to them beforehand and so they could find the courage to accept the adversity. Some women experience losing only a spot in the head and that makes it look more awful. There are number of things affecting hair loss to women. Hormonal changes may contribute to the illness. Women who just gave birth after 2-3months exoerience excessive hair fall. Some are brought about with wrong use of treatments or hairstyles. Stress could also trigger this kind of a disease. Good thing is these can all be remedied by product treatments and medical breakthroughs you could possibly search in the web. I wouldn’t mind having a bad hair day everyday as long as its there, it sure needs some makeover but it still is my crowning glory!

Blame it on your genes. According to some online surveys, approximately 25 percent of men begin balding by age 30. So if you’re a guy in your late 20’s and you see some of your relatives in one of the family get together with hair scarcity, chances are you’ll get your own share of genes. That’s 4 in a 7 chance of getting the baldness gene. Now, in any case you don’t know anyone from your bloodlines with Alopecia (medical term for baldness-not too scary for a term) and you are probably bewildered and wondering why you are experiencing this serious condition, take a look at it at the brighter side of life. Most bald men belong to some level of status in life where you could find the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and others. Not to mention the ones you see when you walk into the boardroom of any successful corporation. You’ll be amazed with the numbers of shiny plates. And remember as the saying goes- I don’t really know where it came from- bald men make better lovers! So if you are an impoverished gentleman when it comes to hair don’t fret that means you have just reach the peak of your career success. Impoverished but rich!

The Lost Droid


It was past 9m so hurriedly i strode on the bus last night and felt a relief when i found a seat just near the doorsteps of the Don Mariano bus (i will always hate this liner). On our way the bus stopped for some passengers in Roosevelt Ave (Munoz is the popular name of the area).Since where i was seated was for three and we were only two i moved to let the “mama” sit beside me. He was wearing a hat with a jacket in his hand and on my peripheral vision was clearly ogling me and as he was sitting beside me. I observed he looked at my hand, my bag and finally looked at the side of my face. I understood that he seemed amused when he looked at my bag because several people have already noticed it because of its unusual style which looks like im carrying a part of a bear since its coated with furs. As i stood up to get to the doorstep he was sitting a part of my jacket so i had a hard time standing up then i looked nudging at him to get his behind up. He stood a bit and was trying to be conversational but i didnt give him a chance to say another word by looking away from him.As i stood up, the man from the back end of the bus hurried infont of me. I looked up for some bars to hold on to and when the bus stopped there were already four men standing around me.One of them was standing with his back infront of me as if he was about to step out. The other two were on my right side and the culprit on my left where my bag is within his reach. I tapped the back of the man infront of him to let him know that we need to go down since the bus already stopped paid no attention to me instead he kept looking in the front of the bus and on the doorsteps as if he was afraid of being ran over by another vehicle. For a minute the bus has stopped and we were all still stuck in the bus’ doorsteps. After that the man infront of me looked behind and asked me ” bababa ka ba mam?” i replied swiftly and he stood out of the way went up in the bus again. I took off the bus on my way to the MRT station’s escalator and pulled my headset upon realizing the music has stopped. A part of my brain says the headset might have been pulled off the phone but the thump on my chest grew faster as soon as i saw my bag opened. When i searched for my phone inside my bag i began to feel nauseated and weak in my knees and felt my stomach pushed all of my blood though my muscles while the incident on the bus flashed on my mind. I was the only one who took off the bus despite the crowd on the doorsteps. What a perfect crime. I didnt check my phone while on the bus. They dont know i have a brillliant gadget yet these people knows who to victimize. I consider myself lucky though I wasnt harmed.

At some point im inclined to believe that the world is still full of good people, that goodness is innate in each person and that the bad will suffer with what they deserve, eternal hell in the lake of fire! but this incident has let me learned something, no matter how good you think about other people as the good is innate in each person so as the evilness in him.

Please be careful always. Let this not happen to anyone again.

Smells Like Hell


I was asked by an interviewee thru the phone about my opinion on what is the social issue the Philippines is facing today. I recalled my way to the office and having to pass by that area is really kind of annoying because of the rotten smell that makes you hold your breath. None other than garbage not disposed of properly is my answer. If only people would really care for the surroundings we would have a better place to live in. All we need to do is to be aware of the consequences our actions towards our environment takes effect. If we cant help but smoke then do it in the right place and throw the butts in the bins. It’s as simple as that but a lot of people doesn’t seem to care. This task is so easy for any individual to do without any help from the government where we always put the blame why our country smells like a piss and decomposing rat.