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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

8th Manila Auto Salon 2014

Last Sunday Nov 23, Off-road projects and souped up, modified cars showcase
the various customization talents of Filipino tuning companies at the SMX.
with more than  150 entries at SMX , the MAS2014 proves itself once again that
filipino car modifiers and tuners are part of the booming customized car business.

With the 8th installation of the popular Manila Auto Salon, Modified, souped up cars
and trucks once again grace the halls of SMX, MOA,  the Manila Auto Salon
started last 20th of November, 2014 until the 23rd.

I went there on a sunday, (last day) with my friends, sibblings Keren, Jemai
and Archie. the event brings together an array  of souped up coupes, sports cars,
modified tricked out ordinary sedans and off course my favorite, the 4x4 off roader
trucks all under one big convention.

visit to the money museum

Last Monday I was toured by a friend  who is the grandson of  the former
BSP Gov. Jose B. Fernandez, Jr. (19 January 1984 - 19 February 1990 ),
through him I got the rare opportunity to enter the museum and got an exclusive
private tour with no visitors.

the museum, located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex along Roxas
Boulevard near Pablo Ocampo Street (formerly Vito Cruz). its across the
Manila Yacht Club and diagonal to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Monday, November 24, 2014


a few of my friends know this, but am a philatelist since 1983. me and my brother inherited
my mom's collection and as kids my age enjoyed streetfights and brawls on the streets outside
Grace Park, we were exposed to playing Chess and collecting stamps at an early age.
fast forward to 2014,  I started to join Lawrence Chan's group called the
Philippine Philatelist and Collectibles , here  I met a group of wonderful people and friends
philatelist, bloggers who have helped me a lot in this journey.

trivia that I learned this year from Lawrence's Walk with Chan tours.
first stamp: London(1840) second stamp: Spain (1850), PHil. (1854)
The stamp was first adopted by the Philippine Islands in February 1854, with the first 
adhesive stamp printed in Manila featuring Queen Isabella II of Spain. About 120,000 
copies of the stamps were produced in P10 denomination and another 5,000 pieces 
of the special souvenir sheets printed in sand varnish.

As we approach the end of 2014, the new sets of  stamps released for postage and
collectors use is featured in the event called "#2015 Stamp Calendar launch" me and
my blogger friends attended, we were invited by Lawrence and I confirmed with
Marla Espiritu that Im attending the event at the 2nd floor of Bayleaf, Intramuros.(Muralla)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

a visit to the national museum

The National Museum of the Philippines (Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas)
is  the official repository established in 1901 as a natural history museum of
the Philippines. its located next to Rizal Park and near Intramuros in Manila.

the National Museum housed the national arts gallery,  found in the old congress
building. The building was originally intended as a Public Library before.
On July 16, 1926, the building was formally inaugurated. During the World War
II, the building was heavily damaged. it was rebuilt after the war.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Philatelist night@philpost

If you follow my blog regularly you have probably noticed that, recently, I haven’t 
been blogging about Philately. well, because am sad of how Philippine Philately
has evolved, from the time my grandparents, parents, aunties, teachers are collecting
to the turn of the century , where most of  the young generations care about are
gadgets,  getting famous, early relationships, online pffporn, socialmedia, early 
Exesperience, and concerts.

The month of November was declared as the National Stamp Collecting Month by 
virtue of Presidential Proclamation 494 signed by then President Fidel V. Ramos.
since the first Collectors night held last yr at the same venue, its now a yearly event
for philatelist, dealers and enthusiasts.

Bih-Zahr RestoBar

bizarre - the word is pronounced as Bih-Zahr, meaning unusual.   
2 nights ago, on Nov 8, I was invited by my blogger friend
lifestyle blogger Axl of Axlpowerhouse, to check out a new  hangout
area for barkadas, for car clubs, for bigbike clubs and for friends to
just chill out and have fun. this is my first time to blog about a
restaurant-bar, its called the Bih-Zahr Restobar 

located in #6 Sct Boromeo cor Quezon Ave(the side going to EDSA) its open
from 6pm - 4am. call 0917 806 4806

they accept events for mini carshows , mini carshow babes sexy pageant
@ 30k consumable. they have live bands, and a schedule of what crowd
they have everyday.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Save El hogar

Responding to a call to save El Hogar from getting demolished by evil
we gathered today to support this cause. for the first time, at 2pm, Ive
met famous personalities in social  media heritage fighters, conservationist,
panoramic photographers, celebrity tour guides, and celebrity admins of
heritage historical Old manila social media pages like Manila Nostalja
and Memories of Old Manila.

Question: How many are the heritage infrastructure in Metro Manila that Heritage
Conservationists before us wanted to preserved yet was ordered to demolish by
either developers? or the new evil businessman-owners?

ancestral heritage houses in San Nicolas

Today, We talk Ancestral houses in San Nicolas. one of the sixteen areas in 
Manila located at the west central part of the capital, on the northern bank of 
Pasig River.
bloggers note: full of pictures, i appologize in advance 

This community has kept its 19th-century ancestral houses, well, around 20% of it, intact.
which symbolizes the wealthy lives of the people who used to live there just like the 
ancestral houses of Vigan City.

Join me, as I share what I saw through the lens of a crappy camera phone.
the Starmobile D1

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Anzahl: The choice of winners

Im planning to have my daihatsu Feroza Repainted as a reward for all the years of
service as my delivery truck, as a weekened heritage tour vehicle, it can go to places
other cars cannot. it can bring adventure  only found in action films.all in one package!
Ive heared from TopGear that  Century Chemical Corp is having a contest for the most
shares and likes via Anzahl facebook page on Social media and the winning car will be
awarded a 25,000 paintjob hows that? should I join?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Shopping tips for the Holidays

Early Christmas shopping doesn't have to be last-minute. 
If you have a plan set you can be more effective, save 
money, enjoy this yrs Christmas 2014.

Pay in 1000 bills cash. if you have loose 5hundred bills, accumulate them,
and go to the bank and change your accumulated 500 and 100 bills to newer
crisp sounding 1000.00 bills. i promise you, you will think twice in spending
those. accuulate your 1000 bills every week, to lets say 50k 100k and bundle will control your spending bundle it in such a way that you will think twice
in opening that 250k bundle youve saved in 3 months.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Special: NDE & OOBE

Before the Halloween season ends today, I'll  talk  about  OOBE and NDEs.
during the early days of (Bulletin Board systems) or BBSing, before proboard
forums exist, thers offline mail readers, and there are messaging threads,
one such thread is about the unknown and I have learned alot about two
things I fear the Out of body experiences and nightmares, "Bangungot " and
the  Near Death Experience.

Nov 2: Tracing All souls day

did you enjoyed the Halloween week? How are the Costume parties and trick or
treating a few days ago? today marks the last day of  the Halloween season.

Some readings I have found on the internet about Nov. 2 and I quote

"Although there is some evidence for a Christian liturgical feast akin to our All Souls 
Day as early as the fourth century, the Church was slow to introduce such a festival 
because of the persistence, in Europe, of more ancient pagan rituals for the dead
When we discuss the Feast of All Souls, we look at a liturgical commemoration 
which pre-dated doctrinal formulation itself, since the Church often clarifies only that 
which is being undermined or threatened. The first clear documentation for this 
celebration comes from Isidore of Seville (d. 636; the last of the great Western 
Church Fathers) whose monastic rule includes a liturgy for all the dead on the day 
after Pentecost. [4] St. Odilo (962-1049 AD) was the abbot of Cluny in France 
who set the date for the liturgical commemoration of the departed faithful on 
November 2. "

Today, Nov 2, our All souls day happens to fall on a sunday, which is an unusual thing.
for Catholics, what does this mean in the catholic faith? Ritual Masses are forbidden
on All Souls Day. that means if you celebrate baptism, confirmation, anointing of the
sick, ordination, or a wedding you must use the readings and Mass prayers for All Souls.