Archive for January 2007

Official Winners of Dinagyang 2007 Competition

January 29, 2007

The winners of this years dinagyang competition was announced on the evening of January 28, 2007 at Iloilo Freedom Grandstand. Here is the list of the final and official result.

Tribu Ilonganon (Grand Champion-Ati Competition)

Kasadyahan 2007

Over-all Champion – Tribu Kahilwayan
First Place – Grupo Ilahas
Second Place – Tribu Tultugan
Third Place – Tribu Mandurriaoanon
Fourth Place – Tribu Sa-ad

Best in Street Dancing -Tribu Ilahas
Best in Costume – Tribu Mandurriaoanon
Best in Music – Tribu Kahilwayan
Best in Performance – Tribu Kahilwayan
Best in Choreography – Tribu Kahilwayan
Best Choreographer – Julius Martin Sollesta

Ati Competition 2007

Over-all Champion – Tribu Ilongganon
First Place – Tribu Paghidaet
Second Place – Tribu Taga-Jaro
Third Place – Tribu Silak
Fourth Place – Tribu Atub-atub

Best in Costume – Tribu Aninipay
Best in Head dress – Tribu Molave
Best in Discipline – Tribu Atub-atub
Best in Street Dancing -Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Costume – Tribu Ilongganon
Best in Music – Tribu Paghidaet
Best in Performance – Tribu Ilongganon
Best in Choreography – Tribu Paghidaet

The over-all champions of Kasadyahan and Ati competition will represent Iloilo City for the Aliwan Festival. Aliwan Festival is a competition of all festivals in the country.

(I have to highlight the best in choreographer winner for the kasadyanan competition for you to notice it, because I’m so proud to say he is my classmate during high school and the same time a very good friend of mine.)

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2000 Bloggers… I’m one of them!

January 27, 2007

2000 bloggersI just check the pictures of the 2000 bloggers project of tino and I’m so glad that he had already included me!

2000 Bloggers are list of A-List Bloggers… B-List Bloggers… C-List Bloggers… All blogs in between, plus some you’ve never seen. If you want to be included in 2000 Bloggers, leave a comment here with a link to your blog (make sure your blog has your picture) and your name and Tino will take care of the rest.

Just an update, Tino is already near 1000… so hurry up and post… I’m sure you’ll be proud to be one of the featured images with a link to your blog.

Orchids Garden….Blooming with Flowers

January 23, 2007

Do you have your own garden at home? I’m sharing some pictures of our orchids garden blooming with flowers (not necessarily mine.. its actually of my mom cause I barely have time to water them). Take a look and enjoy. 😀

orchids

orchids whiteorchids alone

My New Honda Bravo Motorcycle

January 23, 2007

I’m posting some pictures of my new honda bravo motorcycle. This is cub designed by honda for modification purposes but till now I was not able to modify any of its parts except adding the side stand. I have plan to change some of its part too, hopefully before the year ends. 😀

Honda Bravo Motorcycle

Side View of Bravo

Honda Bravo Cub

Front View

Papa and Carl on Motorycycle

My hubby and baby taking a pose on our new honda bravo motorcycle

Top Ten Tips for Creating Angry Employees

January 20, 2007

I saw this posted on one of the blog when I was searching for topics related to work. I’m always intrigue posting about this topic because I can relate on the situation. 😀 Tell me later if you feel the same way too. Read on.

I’m somewhat of an expert on anger. I think I’ve had good teachers, which is to say, I’ve worked for some very bad managers who were absolute masters in the art of infuriating their employees. I’ve decided to distill all the worst anger-instilling behaviour I’ve witnessed over the years into a top ten list – the things that absolutely guarantee an angry workforce.

This is not intended as a how-to guide for wannabe satanic managers. I did briefly consider that this might be akin to distributing a bomb-making recipe (very dangerous information in the wrong hands) but I actually believe most bad managers aren’t deliberately bad. They are far more likely to be ignorant of how destructive their actions are. As Hanlon’s Razor states: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

So please, anyone in doubt, this is top 10 list of things NOT to do. So here are my top 10 tips for guaranteeing an angry workforce:

1. Don’t communicate – That’s right, don’t tell ‘em anything. Why do they need to know? They’re not the all-powerful manager – you are. Here’s a tip: if you aren’t communicating, your staff are filling in the gaps themselves. And they rarely put the most positive spin on things. Case in point: in one job the IT manager went on a trip to the branch office in India without telling anyone what he was doing. As a joke, I said he was going to outsource the whole department.

Everyone believed me. I assured everyone it was a joke and I had no reason to think we were being outsourced and everyone calmed down. Then he came back and still didn’t tell anyone the purpose of the trip or what he did while he was there. Then I started to think he really was outsourcing us.

2. Encourage a culture of blame – Things go wrong from time to time, that’s unavoidable. But if you spend more energy fixing the blame than you do fixing the problem people will know not to make mistakes again. Actually if you make people think your first reaction to discovering a problem is to look for someone to blame, they’ll stop coming to you with problems. And then you’ll never find out about problems until things are totally and irretrievably screwed.

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What Tarot Card Are You?

January 17, 2007

Here’s my result… please check yours too. Enjoy!

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.