Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dingdong and Marian Wedding

MANILA, Philippines – It's the big day for longtime couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes (DongYan to fans) and their legions of fans and friends, who have gathered to support them at their wedding.
Numerous celebrity pals are at the church to witness the happy couple as they tie the knot.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Empty bullet shells DIY Headphones Are Amazingly Made

Headphones or earphones had actually become very useful to us in this generation. As such, without which, we can’t listen to our favorite songs on the public place as many times as we wanted it to be. Even if it’s just a small thing, that may be looking useless to other people, for music lovers, it actually seemed that they can’t live without it. Are you like that too?
Talking about headphones or earphones, this video can be a great help to you. It’s about a cartridge which turned out to be a headphone or an earphones after few procedures. This one is known to be the DIY headphones. As such, if you’ll come to think of what will be the use of cartridge after it was being used, this may answer your question. Can you imagine how it was made? Watch the video below.

You’ll see in the video on how it was amazingly made, step by step. As such, we can’t deny the fact that even in our wildest dreams, we really haven’t thought that this one can actually be possible. Indeed, this is another product of a great creativity that is really very useful for everybody. At the end, you would come to think that used things can still be useful if you just have that creative mind to think of how you can make use of it again. Isn’t it amazing?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Terminator Genisys Official Trailer

"Come with me if you want to live!"
The future has arrived — again. The trailer for next year’s Terminator: Genisys has dropped, giving audiences their first chance to see the next generation of Skynet’s time-traveling robotic killers.

The debut of the trailer is the culmination of a week of promotion for the movie, which started with a “living one-sheet” showing the familiar Terminator skull crumbling to dust, followed by a teaser trailer that hinted at some iconic moments from the franchise’s past. Both were accompanied by the social media hashtag #HeIsBack. The trailer was posted to Facebook by the British Terminator: Genisys page ahead of the end of a scheduled countdown on the movie's official website (At time of writing, that clock still has two hours to go). The trailer opens with John Connor (Jason Clarke) preparing for a final battle against the robotic forces of Skynet, before sending his best friend Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to protect his mother, whom he describes as “scared and weak.” Except, as the first appearance of Emilia Clarke demonstrates, she’s anything but. (She even gets to say the classic “Come with me if you want to live” line this time around.) From there, the trailer reveals the time paradox in play in the new movie, as an older Arnold Schwarzenegger confronts his younger self from the 1984 original movie. “Everything’s changed,” Connor says — except for the amount of carnage a Terminator movie delivers, it seems.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wonderful Dubai Camaro Proposal

A wonderful wedding proposal was prepared by a man named Laji Abraham. He had found her princess named Cinderella. He was sure that she was the one. Laji made a surprise to give her princess their own version the line "happily ever after".

Dubai Camaro Proposal
Credits: Youtube - Laji Abraham

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mr. Roland "Bunot" Abante his first appearance guesting in Gandang Gabi Vice

CEBU, PHILIPPINES -- Spreading like a wildfire all over the Internet is a Cebuano guy with a jaw-dropping voice who belts out "To Love Somebody" of Michael Bolton. 
Instant celebrity in Youtube  Mr. Roland "Bunot" Abante, 36, of Cebu. Roland Abante started to became famous when a name Tricia Maricel Mendoza uploaded his video performance 12 days ago which now has garnered over one million and a half views and rapidly going up as of writing. 
Based on local news media Buena Mano Balita of GMA 7 Cebu, possible that he will be a guest in Ellen DeGeneres Show. But before it happens he appeared in Gandang Gabi Vice of ABS-CBN.

His appearance in Gandang Gabi Vice...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Vigan City Musical Fountain Show

Dancing Fountain Show
Address: Plaza Salcedo, Quezon Ave. cor.
Burgos St., Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Schedule: 7:00pm and 8:00pm everday
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 17°34'31.3"N 120°23'15.8"E



The City of Vigan (Ilokano: Ciudad ti Bigan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Vīgân) is a fourth class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It is the capital of the Province of Ilocos Sur. The city is located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea. According to the 2010 Philippines census, it has a population of 49,747 people.
It is a World Heritage Site in that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures remained intact, and is well known for its cobblestone streets, and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture.

Former Philippine president Elpidio Quirino, the sixth president of the Philippines, was born in Vigan, at the current location of the Provincial Jail (his father was a warden); and resided in the Syquia Mansion. 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Minions singing Christmas Carol

Minions singing Christmas Carol.
Disclaimer: I do not own the video
Source: Youtube - Minions Funny

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Even Adriana Lima supports Manny Pacquio

Adriana Lima's wallpost: I will be cheering for you! @emmanuelpacquiao @mannypacquiao_official 
Via her Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianaLima?fref=photo

Live Streaming for Pacquiao VS Algieri - Hungry for Glory.

Live Streaming for Pacquiao VS Algieri - Hungry for Glory.

Disclaimer: I do not own the video
Source: WatchPhTv

Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao on 2nd try

MACAU -- Chris Algieri needed about 50 minutes to make weight Friday (Saturday in China) for his WBO welterweight title fight with Manny Pacquiao at Cotai Arena.
Algieri, the unbeaten WBO junior welterweight champion, weighed 144.4 when he first stepped on his scale. After stripping naked and removing a large chain, he still weighed 144.2. At that point, he had two hours to make the weight.
Algieri said he successfully made weight Thursday night in the room of a Top Rank employee.
"Maybe something happened when the scale [got] moved here," said Algieri, who has a master's in clinical nutrition.
Pacquiao weighed 143.8 pounds, making the contract limit of 144 easily on the first try.
"I'm disappointed," Pacquiao said after he was asked about Algieri's weight. He also said that Algieri looked dehydrated when they did the staredown.
Algieri ate a breakfast of oatmeal, eggs and coffee before heading to the arena for the weigh-in.
"I'd rather be well fed and feel good than sucked out and drawn," he said.
Algieri trainer Tim Lane said Algieri did not work out to make the weight and simply used the bathroom.
He said he thought there might have been a quarter pound variance on the scale.
"We have two scales upstairs and one of them said he was 143 on the dime and another said he was 143.8," Lane said. "We thought we were where we needed to be. But he had to go to the bathroom and he kind of held onto that. He's fine. ... He just had to go to the bathroom. No exercise. That was it."
When he came back to weigh in, Algieri was 143.6 on the first try. There is no fine for missing on the first attempt.
Justin Fortune, Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach, laughed at the irony of Algieri, who has a degree in nutrition, being the one who missed weight.
"I don't have a degree but my guy made it with no problem," Fortune said, grinning.
Roach told Yahoo Sports before the weigh-in that Pacquiao weighed 143.1 last night after dinner and said he expected his fighter to come in between 143.4 and 143.8, which is exactly what happened.
That, though, didn't bother Lane.
"Pacquiao's a 126-pounder, dude," Lane said. "Of course. Pacquiao should never be at this weight. The guy walks around at probably 142. He probably ate a hamburger just before the weigh-in just to get the weight up. I'm sure he made it [easily]."

Friday, November 21, 2014

"My Dad's a coward" - Floyd Mayweather Jr. Son

It isn't a word usually associated with an undefeated professional boxer who has won championship
titles across five weight divisions. But for a son who was a witness to his father's beating of his mother four years ago, "coward" is an apt term to describe Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In an article published on USA Today, Koraun Mayweather, the fighter's eldest son with former partner Josie Harris, recalls the night his mother was attacked by the boxer in 2010.
"(My dad) said to lock my door and stay in my room," said Koraun, who is now 15 years old. "I sat there and thought about what I was going to do next. Just for like a minute."
Harris was asleep when Mayweather arrived with an associate, James McNair, at around 4 a.m. The boxer, agitated by the fact that his former partner was dating another man, beat her in front of their then 11-year-old son.
"I ran and I tried to go through the front door to go to the (security) gate," Koraun said of his actions during that night. "But then his friend (McNair) came through the door and blocked off the stairway for me to go through."
The boy then went back to his room, locked the door, and got out of the house through his bathroom to call for help.
"I just told (the guard) that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police," he said.
Four years later, Koraun is still seeing his father every once in while. Mayweather recently gifted him a golf cart for his birthday, but the boy said he is still coming to terms with what his father did, especially with the boxer's continuous denial.
"He is a coward," he said.
After everything he had seen, Koraun, now 15 years old, has no plans of taking after his father's footsteps in the boxing world.
"I find (boxing) boring. It is just like how people sit in the ring and fight for 12 rounds and it gets boring after a while," he said. "Sometimes they run."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The cute Albert Einstein of Cebu - Meet Miko 4 year old Genius

Mastering his problem solving skills to ensure that he's off a good start in Mathematics. Here's Miko @ 4 years old Calculating for the Volume of a Cone and Cube.

Here are some videos of Miko solving the problems & reciting the Capital of 164 Countries.
Disclaimer: I do not own the video.
Source: Youtube - Philip John Secillano

Countries and Capitals were Miko's first favorite Geography subject. When he was 3 years old he was able to recite 141 Countries and their Capitals, now he is 4, he still remember all of them plus 23 Countries and Capitals more.

Miko's Father from Bicol and his Mother who hails from Cebu.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gov't employees to get 13th month pay starting this week

Manila Philippines - Government employees will get the remaining half of their 13th month pay and cash gift starting this
week, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced Sunday.
Under Budget Circular 2010-1, which was first issued on August 28, 2010, government personnel are entitled to a year-end bonus equivalent to a month's pay, as well as a cash gift of P5,000.
"For the past year, government employees have been working quietly and without fanfare for the good of the nation. It's only proper that their efforts and hard work are given fair recognition. The year-end bonus and extra cash should help them prepare for the holiday season and its demands," said Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad.
Government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs) will tap into their corporate funds for the bonuses, while local government units (LGUs) will source their perks from local government funds.
The budget circular covers civilian and uniformed personnel across all government departments and agencies. It also includes regular co-terminus government employees.
Abad noted that the budget for the 13th month pay was already released at the very start of the year as part of the General Appropriations Act.
"The General Appropriations Act-as-release-document ensures that funds are sufficiently available to the agencies from the very start, so that they can roll out the year-end bonuses and cash gifts at the appropriate time," he said.
Government employees already received half of their 13th month pay and cash gift last May.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monster Energy: Ken Block Nagoya Experience with D1

Ken Block and Monster Energy took the Gymkhana Experience to Nagoya, Japan on July 6th, 2014. Run in conjunction with the D1 Grand Prix, Japan’s most elite drifting series, the event brought together two different styles of driving for a final head to head battle. The winner of the D1 Grand Prix faced off against Ken Block for a winner takes all race.
Monster Energy brought their Monster Girls, Freestyle MX Riders, including Taka Higashino, and Ken Block. The D1 Grand Prix brought the 12 best drift drivers from across Japan. Throw in a helicopter, a few polar bears, and a host of celebrities for a tire smoking, high octane weekend like only Monster Energy knows how!
Courtesy: Youtube - Monster Energy

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Cebuano Crooner "Jem Cubil" - The Voice of the Philippines Blind Auditions 2

The Cebuano crooner Jose Emmanuel "Jem" Cubil is the first Cebuano who made it in The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 auditions, under the care of legendary Team Lea(which was also the team of Michael "Mitoy" Yonting, another proud Cebuano, the 1st ever The Voice of the Philippines Grand Champion).

Jem Cubil is from Cebu Institute of Technology-University. Congrats, Jem and VIVA, CEBU!
Disclaimer: I do not own the video
Source: John Richard Amparo / Youtube

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sexy Chinese teacher Deng Yuanyuan is given ‘goddess’ status, biology students fall in love

Ms. Deng Yuanyuan is a teacher at the Jilin City middle school and she’s been getting a rise out of the internet recently. Deng teaches biology, the study of life and living organisms including growth, function and reproduction. She educates her students on the miniature world of microorganisms to the complexity of the human anatomy. Deng mixes in fun facts about how the human heart beats and pumps more than 100,000 times every day. Did you know that not only do humans have unique fingerprints, but each person has unique tongue print as well? Deng also likes to go deep into lessons about DNA helicase and their burning desire to unzip genes. She offers hands-on lessons for her favorite, fungi. These mushroom tips have been around a lot longer than your junk. Fungi appeared just before the great Cambrian explosion that took place 540 million years ago. Most of the major animal phyla of our world appeared during this short period of evolution. They evolved into some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, including Ms. Deng.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Badass Porcupine Fights Off Pride Of 17 Lions In South Africa

Who's the king of the jungle now?

Footage posted on YouTube last week shows a pride of 17 lions surrounding a single porcupine at the Londolozi Game Reserve, a private reserve bordering Kruger National Park in South Africa.
"This is not an ideal place to be, especially if you feature on the menu of a lion!" Lucien Beaumont, who captured the footage, wrote on the reserve's blog.
But, as it turns out, the porcupine wasn't planning on becoming dinner that night. Beaumont wrote:
"The porcupine began to run backwards into any lion that would come too close for comfort, a common defense mechanism for a threatened porcupine. If the porcupine manages to get close enough to a predator, it does not shoot its quills as many people may think. Rather the quills have micro-barbs, which hook into the face or paws of a predator that may get too close. The quills simply pull out of the porcupines skin without causing damage to the prickly creature. The predator then has to deal with a painful quill."
The lions eventually gave up and disappeared into the night. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either

 If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids?

Steve Jobs wouldn’t, and for good reason too.

In a Sunday article, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton said he once assumingly asked Jobs, “So your kids must love the iPad?”

Jobs responded:

“They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
Especially in Silicon Valley, there is actually a trend of tech execs and engineers who shield their kids from technology. They even send their kids to non-tech schools like the Waldorf School in Los Altos, where computers aren’t found anywhere because they only focus on hands-on learning.

There is a quote that was highlighted in The Times by Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and a father of five. He explains what drives those who work in tech to keep it from their kids.

    “My kids accuse me and my wife of being fascists and overly concerned about tech, and they say that none of their friends have the same rules…  That’s because we have seen the dangers of technology firsthand. I’ve seen it in myself, I don’t want to see that happen to my kids.”

If our current addictions to our iPhones and other tech is any indication, we may be setting up our children for incomplete, handicapped lives devoid of imagination, creativity and wonder when we hook them onto technology at an early age. We were the last generation to play outside precisely because we didn’t have smartphones and laptops. We learned from movement, hands-on interaction, and we absorbed information through books and socialization with other humans as opposed to a Google search.

Learning in different ways has helped us become more well-rounded individuals — so, should we be more worried that we are robbing our children of the ability to Snapchat and play “Candy Crush” all day if we don’t hand them a smartphone, or should we more worried that we would be robbing them of a healthier, less dependent development if we do hand them a smartphone? I think Steve Jobs had it right in regard to his kids.

So the next time you think about how you will raise your kids, you may want to (highly) consider not giving them whatever fancy tech we’ll have while they are growing up. Play outside with them and surround them with nature; they might hate you, but they will absolutely thank you for it later, because I’m willing to bet that’s exactly how many of us feel about it now that we are older.

More: TheUnboundedSpirit
If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids? - See more at: http://theunboundedspirit.com/why-steve-jobs-didnt-let-his-kids-use-ipads/#sthash.ffely2ou.dpuf
If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids? - See more at: http://theunboundedspirit.com/why-steve-jobs-didnt-let-his-kids-use-ipads/#sthash.ffely2ou.dpuf

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A “Speechless” Romantic Love Affair.

As we all know, there are lots of love stories in the world that started out from a myriad of incidents or situations, a simple greeting or just an eye contact and so much more. You name it. This is quite a romantic story that don’t normally happen everyday.

Who would expect that a beautiful romantic relationship could happen in a diner, and in an awkward way like what happened to Laura.

Laura, a diner crew, loves to write and sing songs. She would always sing in front of their customers, kind of like entertaining them while dining. Something happened that changed the course of her life, her love life at least. One night, as she sang, a guy comes in to eat. He would go there every now and then to have dinner. Laura obviously had feelings for him the moment she first saw him, but she noticed that no matter how good she sang the guy didn’t even look or just listen.

The familiar scene would take place more than a couple of times, but destiny came in shimmering, as if it’s telling them that something good was going to happen. A person whom everybody despised, but she showed goodness to, was the one who gave her the key to her lasting happiness, because all those occasions that the guy would eat there, nobody knew that he was mute. He was not able to hear what she sang. That was it. The book that she got from the homeless man helped her a lot to meet the man that she had feelings for. And that was the beginning of a romantic love affair. Little did we know that the homeless man who gave her the book about sign language was Cupid after all. 

Astonishing Hot BABE Challenges NISSAN GT-R On A DUEL.

“Top Gear” always likes to give answers on important social issues. This time Jeremy Clarkson, the host of the most popular car show in the world, arranged for a unique race at the Top Gear Festival in Sydney. Jeremy wanted to find out who is faster – a woman or a Nissan GT-R. In the role of a woman was the ​​famous Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke.
Terms of short race came down to the shuttle run. That is Jenneke had to run 50 meters, turn around and come running back to the starting line. The task of Clarkson was that at around 50 meters he had to stop the GT-R, and return driving in reverse. What came of it, see below on the video.
In addition to her achievements, the Australian athlete in the hurdles became known for her ritual – the warm-up before the start, which is a kind of merry dance. It is a pity that it did not help Michelle win Clarkson.

Credits to: TOPGEAR Australia
Which is Faster? Nissan GT-R or a Woman? :) 

Fast and Furious 7 Official Trailer

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

The Most Awaited Movie after the death of Paul Walker. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Semen Found In Starbucks Drinks Nationwide; FDA Currently Investigating

SEATTLE - it has been reported that the coffee selling giant Starbucks has allegedly been
including semen in their products for the last 3 months, after semen samples were found in the back of Starbucks stores.
Apparently human semen added “more flavor” to the beverages on sale. The FDA is currently investigating the company as there are many questions to be answered.
The FDA is currently trying to find out where the semen is coming from. It is currently unknown if the semen is from humans or animals; and if from humans, is it infected semen?
“We can not believe this” says FDA inspector Jamison Fields, “this is disturbing, if i wanted to consume semen I would just do gay pornography, who would’ve known i was consuming semen through Starbucks” concluded Fields. However, not everyone thinks semen in their coffee is exactly a bad thing; according to Starbucks daily consumer Jackie Sultana, “if they’re using semen then they should keep using it because it’s so God d*mn good, I might just try semen alone to see if it’s that good”. Starbucks is yet to send out a public apology, however, we are expecting it really soon.
It is also speculated that the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte, which is only sold at Starbucks in the autumn, is not only loaded with semen, but cockroaches as well. The FDA plan to shut down Starbucks production tomorrow across the nation. We will update you on Starbucks here on huzlers.

via: Huzler

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Remove a Ring That Won’t Come Out

We've all been there, you try on a ring and go to remove it only to find that it won't budge. Or Maybe your fingers swell, whatever the reason - a stuck ring can cause panic.

In the video a man helps someone remove their ring using only pliers and a piece of string with a clever trick that involves creating a spiral of string for the ring to unwind on.

The man begins by using the pliers to get underneath the tight ring and push the string through it so it sits underneath.
He then continues by twisting the string around the finger towards the tip in a tight spiral until the string forms a tight coil from the base to the center of the finger. He then firmly secures the string at the centre of the finger by tucking the loose end under one of the folds of string.
Then returning to the base of the finger, the man takes the start of the string and simply unwinds the tightly wound coil that has been secured to the ring, bringing it clean off the finger.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The World's Greatest Drag Race 4

It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with 10 of the world's best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's field includes all 10 contenders from Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car Powered by Mobil.

Disclaimer: I do not own the video
Source: Motor Trend Channel

37 Ways To Save Money Right Now

We all want to start saving. But when money is already tight, it’s hard to find any extra money
anywhere that you can put away in a savings account. So to help you out, we’ve found 37 ways to save money right now.
You don’t have to do all of these (and we wouldn’t want you to — there is such a thing as being too frugal). But implementing even just a few of these tips can have a dramatic impact on your finances. Find out which tips will suit your lifestyle the best, and you’ll be saving money in no time:
  1. Cut your cable. Not only will you save at least P3,600 a year (assuming you had the most basic Sky Cable plan at P299/mo), you’ll also have more time to read books, learn a craft, or go outside and get some exercise.
  2. Reduce eating out to once a week or less. The money you spend on one dinner at a decent restaurant could easily be used for a whole week’s worth of homemade meals.
  3. Make your own coffee. We’ve all heard the cliché about yuppies wasting their money on P200 lattes, but it’s a cliché for a reason. Stop going to Starbucks and start only drinking coffee if you made it yourself at home, or you got it for free at work.
  4. Quit expensive vices. Whether that’s cigarettes, alcohol, or sodas, cut down drastically or, better yet, quit it. An average smoker spends P10,800 a year on cigarettes; one beer a day — imagine how much interest you would have now if you put it in a UITF instead.
  5. Buy generic or store brands. Grocery stores and drugstores offer cheap generic brands of almost anything. (Learn how to save even more on your groceries with our guide.)
  6. Before buying something, see if you can borrow first. If you need some tools to fix something up, or a video camera for a day, or a movie you want to watch, ask your friends first to see if they have one you can borrow.
  7. Use free software. Search the internet for free alternatives to software you need. For example, Microsoft Office is crazy expensive — try OpenOffice instead, or Google Docs. Instead of shelling out for Photoshop for minor editing, get GIMP.
  8. Get rid of your landline. You probably have a cell phone, and never use your landline. Get rid of it and you’ll cut costs. (If you have to provide a landline for credit card applications, use your work’s.)
  9. Sell your unused items. Go through your clothes, check your garage for things you don’t use anymore, and sell it online or have a yard sale.
  10. Start paying for things with cash only. When you use cash, spending it hurts more than it does when you use a credit card, and makes you think about your purchase more.
  11. Buy things in bulk. Split a warehouse club membership with a few friends and save on your groceries by buying things like toilet paper, toothpaste, or soap in bulk.
  12. Buy second-hand things. Used book sales can be a treasure trove, and will add up to much less than if you bought the books new. Thrift stores can yield great clothes for a much lower price.
  13. Wait at least 24 hours before making big purchases. This gives you time to price-check and find the best price for your big-ticket purchase.
  14. Wait at least 30 days before buying an unnecessary item. If you still want it after 30 days, you can buy it. If you forget about it, no sweat.
  15. Ignore your bonuses. You’re used to living without this money; put it in savings, an investment where it can earn interest for you, or use it to pay down your debt.
  16. Ladies, give yourself mani/pedis more often. If you go to the nail salon twice a month, cut it down to once, and do it yourself the other time instead.
  17. Guys, learn how to use a straight razor. The upfront costs can be steep, but once you’ve made your investment, you’ll never have to buy cartridges or blades for the rest of your life. But before you start putting a sharp blade to your neck, ask somebody who knows how to teach you how to do it.
  18. Avoid the vending machine. Not only are the items in there way marked up, they’re also terrible for you. But if you absolutely can’t get through the workday without snacks, have your own secret snack stash, preferably filled with healthy treats you got from the grocery store for low prices.
  19. Meatless Mondays. Giving up meat entirely would save you so much money, but if you’re not ready for that step, try going one or two days a week without meat.
  20. Get a roommate. If you don’t mind sharing your living space with someone else, you could cut your utility bills and rent in half.
  21. Collect your loose change. You’re probably sitting on thousands in coins right now, so take it to the bank. And whenever you’ve amassed P500 in coins, deposit it in a savings account.
  22. Cut down on your entertainment costs by looking for free or cheaper alternatives. Universities and institutions have free movie showings, so check these out instead of spending P250 on whatever cheesy flick is at the mall cinema just because it’s there. Instead of buying albums, use Spotify Free.
  23. For Christmas, limit your spending on gifts. If you’re good at baking, give cookies instead of buying expensive gifts. Or if you have free time, provide your services as a babysitter to your harried, married friends. You can also stop buying wrapping paper and use magazines or newspapers you have lying around instead — be creative! Find out how to save even more on Christmas with our guide.
  24. Cut down on your power bill. Unplug appliances when not in use. Replace your lightbulbs with energy-saving fluorescent lights. Here’s 12 ways you can save electricity.
  25. Keep a budget. You can use these smartphone apps, these desktop apps, or good old pen and paper. Knowing where your money goes will make you more conscious about spending it.
  26. Check your tire’s air pressure. As we said in this article, underinflated tires can waste your gas. A simple check on your tire’s pressure can save you money.
  27. Sign up for all the free loyalty programs you can. This way, you can enjoy rewards for things you already buy a lot of.
  28. Have house parties instead of going out. Going out in Manila can be pricey. Instead of paying P200 for one bottle of light beer, invite friends over to your apartment or house and have a fun night in.
  29. If you do go out, take advantage of happy hour. You don’t have to be a hermit to save money. A lot of establishment have great happy hour deals you can get if you go there before their peak hours. Do a little research so you can have a fun time out without spending too much.
  30. Make meals out of whatever’s on sale at the grocery store. Once a week or so the grocery puts different things on sale. (For example, there was recently a buy 1 kg chicken lollipops, get 500 g free deal at Rustan’s Fresh.) Plan your menu around the sales.
  31. Freeze! You can freeze extra stock, gravy, pesto, tomato paste, lemon juice, and wine in ice cube trays, and toss it in your cooking to add extra flavor. You can also freeze herbs so they don’t wilt in your crisper. On-sale frozen vegetables will also last longer. And keeping your freezer full will actually use less energy, because it takes more to keep an empty freezer cold than a full one.
  32. Find alternatives to retail therapy. Instead of taking out your anger on your credit card, think about what else you can do. You could go for a run, which reduces stress; meditate, which is free; or hang out with people that give you good vibes.
  33. Use cloth diapers. Not only will you spend less, you’ll also save the environment.
  34. Clean with vinegar. Martha Stewart says “a one-to-one solution of vinegar and water makes an effective, economical multipurpose cleaner.” You can clean floors, bathroom tiles, and glass with this, so you won’t need to buy floor cleaner AND glass cleaner any more.
  35. Take care of your clothes. Make your clothes last longer by closing zippers, fastening hooks, and turning items inside out. This way, the zippers and hooks don’t get caught on another item, which could ruin your clothes.
  36. Search the web for promo codes. Just searching for “[online shopping site]” + “coupon” or “promo” can give you codes that you can use to get a discount on your online purchase.
  37. Treat yourself. Trying to live frugally is hard. So every once in a while, spend a little bit of money and get yourself something nice, to reward yourself for the hard work you put into saving money.
So what are you waiting for? Start saving right now!

Monday, October 27, 2014

How To Speed Up iOS 8 On Your iPhone Or iPad

So iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched with new and modern iOS 8, and oh how iPhone users were excited. New phone, new OS, the world was beautiful again! Well iOS 8 was launched for some pretty old devices as well, namely the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5. Of course these users felt welcomed into the arms of Cupertino at the time, but once they were through with the upgrade, users, especially those with iPhone 4s or iPad 2, began questioning their judgment. Pretty much akin to how every new major release of iOS slowly eats away at, at least one generation of supported devices, the iPhone 4s and older-gen iPads have fallen right into that infamous generation of ‘too slow’ devices. If you have upgraded your older device to iOS 8 and are really feeling that slowing down of time, there are a couple of steps you can take to speed up your device. Read on after the jump for the details!

Turn Off Spotlight Search

Settings->General->Spotlight Search
Spotlight does a lot of background indexing of your files and other content system-wide. In iOS 8, it uses plenty of data sources from the internet too to get you your desired result, such as Wikipedia, News, Suggested Websites, App Store and more. All this can take up some major chunk of memory and storage on the older devices and it is recommended that you turn it off. If you really want to use this feature, just turn off the sources you do not want information from.
Turn Off Background App Refresh

Settings->General->Background App Refresh
Present in iOS 7 as well, it worked fine for older devices, but try turning this feature off in iOS 8, and you may feel a difference in the overall speed of you device. Apps refreshing their content automatically in the background takes it’s toll not only on the battery, but processing power as well. Essentially this is multitasking, and older devices will have trouble doing so in the face of an already heavy iOS 8.
Turn On Reduce Motion

Settings->General->Accessibility->Reduce Motion
The moving wallpaper and the added system-wide animations are indeed beautiful, but now with iOS 8, it is taxing on your devices performance. You can disable the effect by turning on Reduce Motion in the Settings. You will have to trade off this effect for running iOS 8, so make your choice.
Clear Storage Space

Settings->General->Usage->Storage->Manage Storage
As if having to remove almost all your media files from your device wasn’t enough for that iOS 8 upgrade, if your device is low on storage, apps may crash or you may see some odd behavior or glitch here and there randomly. Make sure to keep a couple of GBs of storage available on your device free for smooth functioning.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why we LOVE Germany

1. No Limit on Fun
In Germany they'd rather have you pass out on the streets than drive drunk. Pretty cool!

2. Painted Shorts
Ah yes, Germany: Where it's totally cool to walk around naked as long as you have paint on your goods. Just one reason why we love this country.

3. Children are better off
We love Germany because even if you get lost there's always someone sexy to help you out. ALWAYS. Don't argue with us.

4. The Woman pull their weight
German women are tough! Beer needs to be transported? They get the job done

5. Always on the go
In Germany, people always have somewhere interesting to go. But they don't waste time getting there in an uninteresting way.

6. Champagne
Did we mention that the painted ladies douse each other with champagne until all that paint starts to drip off? What a country! 
We <3 Germany :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Miss Universe 1965 Looks Pretty Much The Same After Five Decades. Unbelievable!

A couple of months after pictures of a sexy 41-year-old Taiwanese mom floated around the web, more evidence of the ‘Asians don’t age’ allegory surfaced, this time in Thailand. And by all means, it’s even more astonishing than the one in Formosa!
Miss Universe 1965 Apasra Hongsakula intended to stay out of the spotlight after being named the planet’s most beautiful woman but photos of the beauty queen began to circulate lately and they will blow the brains off of everybody. Hongsakula basically looked the same–and for some standards, even prettier– than the day she was crowned the first Thai Miss Universe ever!
If you’re not paying attention to the freaking year, it’s 1965. Fifty long years (almost) and she hasn’t aged a day.

Here she is in a clearer photo.

Swirling talk accuses the now-67-year-old great grandma of optimizing her looks through plastic surgery, but she claims the only procedure she has undergone is simply straightening her way hair.

They say talk is cheap and I know there is more to this than meets the eye.

The woman must have sourced her home water lines to the fountain of youth; there’s no other explanation. Or maybe, it’s the  moisturizer.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Caesars Seeking to Build $1 Billion Casino in Philippines

Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR), the largest operator of U.S. casinos, is Asia.
Gary Loveman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corp.
seeking a license from the Philippine government to build a $1 billion resort in the country, betting on luring gamblers from across 
Chairman Gary Loveman and Steven Tight, president of the Las Vegas-based casino owner’s international development unit, held preliminary talks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino last month in the U.S. to discuss the possibility of building the resort in the Southeast Asian country, Tight said in a phone interview yesterday.
“There’s no major international brand currently in Manila,” he said. “There’s a chance to create something that will drive tourism, that will really put Manila on the regional tourism map.”
The Philippines awarded four licenses in 2008 and 2009 to casino operators owned by billionaires including James Packer, Lawrence Ho and Enrique Razon to build resorts in the 120-hectare (297-acre) Entertainment City, a Las Vegas-style complex designed to compete with Singapore and Macau’s gambling markets. Each Philippine licensee agreed to invest $1 billion over five years. The country’s gaming regulator hasn’t granted any new licenses under Aquino’s term, which started in 2010, said Philippine Amusement & Gaming Chairman Cristino Naguiat, who this week confirmed Aquino’s discussion with Caesars.
Caesars approached the government to seek a license and approval for the lease of the land next to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, about 4.7 kilometers (2.9 miles) from Entertainment City, Tight said.
“We’re in the process of evaluating everything,” Naguiat said when asked if the regulator will give out new licenses. The government may consider raising the investment requirement of new entrants to $1.5 billion, he said. “If we will bring in someone new, there has to be value added,” Naguiat said.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer earlier reported on the talks. President Benigno Aquino, in a forum with reporters, said today the government is reviewing Caesars’ application.

Koreans, Chinese

Caesars is seeking to build a resort with shops, restaurants and an entertainment district that could showcase international performers such as Celine Dion and Elton John, Tight said.
The company hopes the project would complement a casino resort it’s building in South Korea, Tight said. Caesars plans to build a network of casinos in Asia and is also interested in the market in Vietnam, he said.
A Philippine resort would benefit from the increasing number of South Korean travelers to the country as well as tourists from southern China, according to Tight. More than 20 percent of tourists in the Southeast Asian country came from South Korea in the first seven months of the year, according to the tourism department. This was followed by the U.S. which contributed 16 percent of the total, while China ranked third with 9 percent.


Caesars is working with a local company on a possible casino project and is seeking a “large scale” domestic partner for the resort, Tight said.
Entertainment City will have four casinos including Solaire Resort & Casino by Razon’s Bloomberry Resorts Corp. (BLOOM) City of Dreams Manila, a venture owned by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. and Philippine billionaire Henry Sy, is slated to open by this year.
The two remaining licenses are held by an affiliate of Kazuo Okada’s Universal Entertainment Corp. and a venture of Genting Hong Kong Ltd. and Philippine billionaire Andrew Tan. If Okada’s group doesn’t complete its casino project by March, it may forfeit its performance bond of 100 million pesos ($2.2 million) to the Philippine gaming agency, Naguiat said.
More @ Bloomberg