Where will be my next vacation?

Last September 25, 2006 to October 9, 2006, I spent a vacation in the Philippines to attend an SEO Contest awarding and also meet up with my family as well. It was cool but there was 2 major typhoon storms and trees were falling down due to the strong winds and made some areas of Metro Manila to down south of Luzon in the Philippines powerless with on electricity as some electrical post fell down. 2 weeks was a bit short and the storms made my vacation even shorter. Now I’m back in the US and it is getting cold again. Here in San Diego, people love weather since it is not as cold as other places in the US. But I grew up in the equatorial country of the Philippines and it is pretty hot over there, way hotter than San Diego. And when I look for a vacation spot, I like the warm areas as well since even the cold months of being in southern California is too cold for me.

I guess next year I need a tropical beach vacation. I heard the Caribbean is great, along with a cruise ship package. But I’ll do that when I have a mutually convenient time scheduled with my wife and family so it will be even better. There are even more island options for a Caribbean vacation that I have read about on this website. It makes you even more prepared for a vacation, so you know where to stay, what things there are to do, what to eat while you are there, what to see in each tropical island. One thing I like about this Caribbean vacation site is they have a forum where you can learn more about the vacations from people that have been there already. On their site you can learn more about other vacation spots as well such as: Hawaii, Bermuda, Bahamas, South Pacific, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and more.

I guess the Caribbean islands is just so great that even the previous Search Bash was held there with Search Bash Jamaica! I guess this is a good idea that other events should also start trying to have them in any of these wonderful Caribbean islands.

College Sports

I am not really into Basketball, I do not play the sport and I grew up in the BMX world and Martial Arts. Although I always watch college basketball games when I was in college. That was always fun for me. Now that I have already graduated from college long time ago, I still try to keep up to date sometimes. I go to UAAPGames to be up-to-date. But this is only news that already happened and it would be nice to see it live. Now that I am in the US, a web-cast would be great. If the Philippine Web Awards can do it, and also the last Manny Paquiao fight, I also watched it online. The Atlantic Coast Conference does this on ACC Sports, they have a live web-cast of the games and their most watch sport is soccer. The most watch soccer game is between Maryland at Wake Forest. Now, if the UAAP can do the same, I’d probably watch their games too.

ACC Sports

Vacation Over, Back to Work

Vacation: Over. Back to work again. 2 weeks is to short and I lost a day in travelling from east to west over the International date line with 14 hours of air flight. (Which is 12 hours when done west to east since it rides along the rotation of the earth.) But it was still good well spent quality time with my family.

SEO Contest: With last minute efforts, I was already number 10 that night. But was dancing at 10 and 11. And the top 10 win a prize. And when it was the official results time to refresh it, I moved to 11. Nyhahaha. Some of my friends told me it sucks, but all I can say, the SEO lessons in the contest are priceless. There’s a lot that I have learned in this contest. I have some photos of the Isulong SEOph SEO contest event here.

Michael Turner of HarvestSEO got some photos too and said something about me attending the event. He’s probably right. 🙂

Christine, who is one of the SEO Philippines members wanted to take a photo of everyone and took a picture with my daugher Jamie. and also took a picture with me.

Anton Diaz had a nice photo with me in the center, and also with my wife in the group photo. 🙂

The Storm: The day right after I came to the Philippines was when typhoon Milenyo passed by and knocked down a bunch of trees and electrical post. We had no electricity for 2 days while other areas were worse, up to today, some places in Bicol have no power and even phone lines are dead too.

Photos/Videos: I will try to prepare them and uploaded one by one. I still got to catch up with emails, voicemails, IM’s, snail mails, all waiting for my attention.

Back to Work: Yes, and I miss my family already. I drove my daughter everyday to school, and went with my wife everywhere. I came to the US Tuesday 12am, sorted my stuff, slept at 4am, went to work, came home, slept and… wow, I slept too long! I woke up at 3:30pm and called up the office right away. Well I will get a lot of sleep now, so I can catch up. At 4:40pm, I decided to pass by Einstein Industries just before they go home at 5:00pm and talk to a few friends and leave some dried mangos. Tomorrow is all work again.

Is this a Vacation?

My Vacation: Going back to the Philippines, and attending an SEO Contest awarding and an excellent time to be with my family. And… design projects, development projects, SEO projects, hosting accounts, SEO contest, rooms a mess, legal stuff, quality family time, maybe seminars/speaking engagements coming up, arrggg. Maybe it may not feel like a vacation. But aside from attending the SEO contest awarding, being with my family is the best, nothing beats that.

SEO Philippines

Looking for a job with the government

A lot of people say working for the government is well paid and has many benefits. If you are interested in getting one, there are tons of opportunities you can find online. Like the listings below, some are a bit redundant, but try searching yourself. Try in the job you like and choose the state where you want to work in.

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NASCAR, I Like

Actually I like watching all kinds of car racing, from F1, to Rally, to NASCAR, I must say I am a bit bored with Indy 500 since it keeps going in the same direction in an oval. At least NASCAR has some lefts and rights and not only left. Not that I am saying NASCAR is better than Indy 500. It is just my personally preference.

Bladder Infections and D-Mannose

My wife once had UTI, which can be brought about through Cystitis. She was really in pain. What she was feeling was having a hard time urinating and she always had to urinate often which was always painful. With this kind of feeling she started to have a high fever as well and was getting the chills because of the pain in the pelvic area.

Although there are several types of Cystitis, the most common cause is by the bacteria Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. Coli, that when found in the lower gastrointestinal tract, this is where the Cystitis problem starts. Treatment always recommends doctor attention and in most cases of bacterial infection, an antibiotic is prescribed. Although there has been several side effects known with the use of antibiotics, there are some recommended alternatives such as D-Mannose.

There is natural and synthetic D-Mannose and D-Mannose can be naturally found with simple sugar since this is a stereoisomer of Glucose and can be found in small quantities in fruits like cranberries. Although our bodies had D-Mannose, this is abundantly excreted into urine. This is know to work well with bladder infections such as Cystitis, as this can flush out E.Coli. If I have know this when my wife had UTI, I would have recommended this treatment to augment her antibiotic medication. It’s safe and has no known side-effects. And D-Mannose can easily be purchased online.

Disclaimer: I am no doctor and if ever you have Cystitis, UTI or any type of bladder infection, don’t just listen to my advice and take D-Mannose. Consult your doctor and seek their advice.

Cool pendant, I am getting one for my wife!

This pendant is actually a part of history too. Since it is 25 cents in Philippine currency which is no longer used as the flora and fauna coin series were already changed. And only coin collectors probably have these coins of the past. This coin is silver and gold plated. Looks like a cool pendant to me. I bought mine from this online store. If you want one too, I link the photo to the store.