Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gold Coins

Collecting of items is a hobby. We tend to do this because it has a value to our life. Most of us choose to collect simple and cheap items, but there are rich people that would spend thousands of dollars just to collect the rarest and most precious things that few of us can afford to have. I saw awesome people featured in magazines and tv that collected luxury cars, mansions, bags, perfumes or yacht but you know, there is one collectible item that really amazed me. And if I could have enough money to afford these, well, I would love to collect or invest gold coins! Coins that are made mostly or entirely of gold! They are prized for their sheer antiquity and historic value, that many feature portraits of famous rulers. Having these are a symbol of success and wealth. Yeah, not everybody can have these.

Gold coins are part of our history, it is used since the people from early days invented coinage. Coins allowed goods to be exchanged for units of fixed value, and in a material that was universally prized and easy to store transport, also it is used as gifts. Oh, don't you know that the first pure gold coins was issued by King Croesus of Lydia in the sixth century BC? And isn't it is such a pride if you could have the very first Egyptian gold coin used around 2,700 BC or the Portuguese Gold Coin used in sixteenth century?

By the way, there are also gold bullion coins, they are coins struck from precious metal and kept as a store of value or an investment, rather than used in day-to-day commerce. One of the most owned bullion is the African Krugerrand, was introduced in 1967. Australian Gold Nugget, was introduced in 1986 by the Gold Corporation, a company owned by the government of Western Australia. It has two unique features: a "two-tone" frosted design effect, and individual hard plastic encapsulation of each coin. Bullion coins sell for a premium over the market price of the metal on the commodities exchanges. They are also typically available in various weights and are usually available in gold and silver. Well, it may cost roughly thousands of dollars, but this small shiny piece of gold is a treasure!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Warning to All Facebook Users - Fake Facebook e-mail contains Trojan

Let’s admit it, Facebook is part of our life. I myself is infected with this “facebook addiction” thingy. We can do anything there, play games -- which make me sleep for only 4 hours a day, post something whatever we’d like to tell the whole wide web. And its good, we can let everybody know whats we’re in to with just one click, and we can meet more people and find long lost colleagues.

But here is an alarming news from MX Labs. Here is CNET news:
A new variant of the Bredolab Trojan horse is attached to a fake "Facebook Password Reset Confirmation" e-mail. If you received e-mail from "The Facebook Team" that displays mail address well, the address and sender were spoofed. That e-mail is accompanied by an attachment named, " and includes the file Facebook_Password_4cf91.exe". It contains the user's new Facebook password. The security firm said that the element between the underscore and .zip are randomly chosen letters and numbers for each recipient.

Here is an alarming part…
When a user downloads the file, it could wreak havoc on their computer. The Trojan horse Bredolab executes files from the Internet, such as rogue anti-spyware. To bypass firewalls, it injects its own code into legitimate processes svchost.exe and explorer.exe. Bredolab contains anti-sandbox code (the Trojan might quit itself when an external program investigates its actions). Once it makes its way to the user's PC, Bredolab creates "%AppData%\wiaservg.log" and "%Programs%\Startup\isqsys32.exe" in the user's system files. It also creates two new processes, called "isqsys32.exe" and "svchost.exe."

After it sneaks its way onto the user's computer, Bredolab downloads a bot called Pushdo. The company found that Pushdo immediately starts "spamming out more of these Facebook password reset e-mails."

For its part, Facebook was quick to point out that the e-mail containing the virus wasn't coming from the social network.

"This virus is being distributed through email, not on Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson wrote. "The email is disguised as a Facebook password reset e-mail with an attachment that purportedly contains the new password, but is actually the virus. We're educating users on how to detect this through the Facebook Security Page."
Facebook said that users should be "suspicious of unexpected emails claiming to be from Facebook." The company also said that it will never send users a new password as an attachment.

I haven't received this kind of e-mail, I am now very cautious. This is an outbreak already. Oh, if you happen to have downloaded the file you should use anti-malware software to remove it.

Here is a list of security software available from CNET's.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holloween Applications

Halloween is just right around the corner! I love Halloween, the black dress, creepy decorations, spooky Jack-o-lanterns and of course trick or treat (candies). But if you want more iphone applications that is great for this seasons, here are three of my favorite apps that i recommend.

If you have a passion for film making, photography or writing, Hitchcock mobile storyboard will mean to you much more than just a Halloween app. A wide range of useful storyboard tools and a cool stand-in feature will enhance your creative activity and let you take your projects on the go. Price: $19.99

It detects small fluctuations in the quantum flux around your iPhone or iPod Touch. Once the app picks up an anomalous signal, it translates the energy activity into a few types of readings: radar blips, scrolling letters and even English words! So you can not only detect a haunting entity but try to communicate it. Be sure to include this entertaining app into your Halloween iPhone set. Price: $0.99

-GhostCam modifies your existing pictures by adding realistic-looking ghosts. Great for pranks and more. How would your boss or annoying coworker react to evidence of the paranormal in the office? Exactly. Price: $0.99

Have fun pimping your iphone!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Exoplanets - 32 New Discovered Planets

Here is interesting news I wanna share.

Ever since we discoverd other planets aside from ours, people got so curious about them. More studies, explorations and discoveries was done, and until now, we are amazed on what we found. And yet, we hunger for more informations, about aliens or other creatures that somehow as intelligent as humans and perhaps might look like us.

Exoplanets, these are the planets outside our solar system. It is estimated that there are over 400 exoplanets in the space and 75 was found. These 75 planets are in 30 planetary systems. Last Monday, the European Southern Observatory/Center for Astrophysics, University of Porto conference in Porto, Portugal, announced that another 32 exoplanets discovered outside Earth's solar system through the use of a high-precision instrument installed at a Chilean telescope. Thanks to High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher, or HARPS. They are the world's foremost exoplanet hunter. HARPS is a device that can detect slight wobbles of stars as they respond to tugs from exoplanets' gravity. That tactic, known as the radial velocity method, and has been the most prolific method in the search for exoplanets." In fact, HARPS also boosted the discovery of so-called super-Earths - planets with a mass a few times that of Earth. Of the 28 super-Earths known, HARPS facilitated the discovery of 24, the European Southern Observatory statement said. Most reside in multiplanet systems, with up to five planets per system.

Well, HARPS is one of the most ambitious searches ever implemented on a global basis. And yes, it is world's most productive astronomical observatory that could help us understand the diversity of the universe, how they are formed and we never know, we might find something more than these. They are just right there, waiting to be discovered.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Amelia Earhart Final Resting Place Found??

I've been watching movies that I'd never watched in theater for the past weekends. One of my favorite is The Night At the Museum 2 - Battle of the Smithsonian. This movie was released few months ago but I never got to watched this because of work load. Anyway, back to what I was saying, one character that amazed me so much is tall, slender, blonde and brave Amelia Earhart. I adore her so much for being adventurous and always looking for a challenge. In fact back in her days, its always the Men who has promising jobs and opportunities in the world and the Women are doomed to stay in the house. But as time goes by, Women had the chance to work and vote, but it’s different for Amelia. She aimed to do extreme job, a job that a man wouldn’t expect that a woman can do. She became the very first woman who had such courage and bravery to become a pilot. Unfortunately, when the time came that she attempted to cross the Atlantic (July 2, 1937), she disappeared with no trace. Until now, her death had been a mystery.

But just recently, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), Amelia had an emergency landing in a tropical island of southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. Author of the book "Finding Amelia," and his crew have been searching the Nikumaroro island for evidence of Earhart. It is a tiny coral atoll; in fact it is some 300 miles southeast of Earhart's target destination, Howland Island. TIGHAR would suggest that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, made a forced landing when the plane had run out of fuel and crashed on the island's smooth, flat coral reef. And eventually became castaways and died in that place.
A woman's shoe, an empty bottle and a sextant box whose serial numbers are consistent with a type known to have been carried by Noonan were all found near the site where the bones were discovered.

"The reason why they found a partial skeleton is that many of the bones had been carried off by giant coconut crabs. There is a remote chance that some of the bones might still survive deep in crab burrows" - was according to Gillespie (TIGHAR executive and author.)

Such promising news! Amelia's disappearance will not be a mystery anymore.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Magic Mouse

Who wants a magic mouse? I do...

Magic mouse has arrived. And it promises: one button and no scroll wheel - just a multitouch surface (a hard acrylic) across the top. You can still do familiar gestures from the Mac trackpad playbook such as two-finger swipes, but you can also do single-finger horizontal and vertical scrolling, complete with a software-based inertia. And oh hey, it has a 4 month battery life.

Price: $69.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Are you in, for some spectacular foods that you must try before you die? I have few delicacies that you might think is not eatable, but they are infact interesting culinary delicacies. Some are mostly found in remote places.

For adventurous eater, here are best and most popular you can pick.

Odori Ebi.
This food can be found in Japan, mostly found in Tokyo. Odori means “living” or “dancing prawn.” It is a type of sushi that still contains live baby prawns that wiggle their antennae and legs as you eat them. Kuruma shrimp is mostly used. The prawn is dunked in sake to intoxicate it before it’s dipped into a special sauce and gobbled down. This dish is expensive because it must be quickly prepared and require a skilled chef to keep the shrimp alive.

Rooster’s testicles.
This is one of the best served dish in Taiwan. They look big, with thin veins and a tight plump texture, this is suitable for the daredevils. It is usually boiled and eaten simple and plain, but you can ask for spicy stewed or garlic stir-fried. Happy eating!

Chau taufu.
This is not just an ordinary tofu. You can find this, in some countries in South-East Asia (Indonesia, Taiwan, China particularly in Hongkong). Cahu taufu means stinky in Cantonese, and yeah, it is indeed stinky (literally). It smells like a 2 weeks old human dung that you can smell it from afar. Typically, it consists of tofu which has been marinated in a brine made from fermented milk, vegetables, and meat for as long as several months. The brine can also include dried shrimp, amaranth greens, mustard greens, bamboo shoots, and Chinese herbs. Served cold, steamed, stewed, or most commonly, fried and often accompanied with chilli sauce.

Fried Spider.
Popular in Cambodia. Cambodians first eat this in times of dark days in Khmer Rouge "killing fields". Refugees found out that tarantula can be fried and be eaten. This serves as their food in everyday basis during the war. But now, breaded in a mixture of MSG, sugar and salt, and fried in oil with chopped garlic until the legs turn rigid, at which point the meat in the abdomen is no longer runny.

Found in Japan. Dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish or porcupinefish. And not just a fish, it is a poisonous fish, that your life can be in the hands of the person who will prepare this dish. And because of this, it is know to be the most notorious food in Japan. Fufu contains lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin in the organs, especially the liver and ovaries, and also the skin, that can paralyze your muscles while you stay fully conscious, and eventually dies from asphyxiation. Yeah, there is no known antidote for now, but still worth trying for...

And lastly,

Balut (egg).
This food can be found here in my own place, Philippines, commonly a streetfood. Basically it is unfertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. Believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack and often eaten with a pinch of salt, lemon juice, plus ground pepper. Okay, I haven't tasted balut, but i'll try some in the future.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thank You Day

Oct. 20th is a special day today, here in the Philippines. This is celebrated on different dates around the world. Anyway, its already late in the afternoon and a while ago, I found it hard to write this post. My mind is battling about who am I going to thank. All was clear in my mind are the bad things happened and the people who made it worst. But now, I had courage to write this post.

Anyway, today is the time to say thank you to everybody who had been a part of you life. Whether that person gave you heart ache, troubles or been a part of your happiness. Whoever they are and whatever they did, they contribute to make your life colorful and you learned something from them.

So for me, I'd like to say thank you to God, who made me special as I am. Whatever I am dealing with today, still I stay safe and happy. God gave me life to enjoy. Also I am thanking Him for giving me a great family and friends who stay with me thru thick and thin.

Second, I thank my family. They had been the people who comfort everytime I'm down, smile everytime I'm happy and celebrate with me, everytime I am successful in something and most of all cry with me when I'm down. Help me stand up when I stumble.

I also thank my friends, best friend and people who I'd met. They accepted me for who I am and understand my weaknesses and strengts.

So, how about you? Tell everybody Thank You before this day pass, whether its your Boss who always bugs you, or your wife who always nag. After all, today is Thank You Day!

Bytheway, Thank You for visiting and reading my blog! (",)

Spike TV’s Scream 2009 Awards

Twilight won the Best Fantasy Movie for Spike TV’s Scream 2009 Awards and heres Mr. Lautner won the Breakout Performance.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart both won the Best Actor and Best Actress Award, but they were not present to get their awards.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Stuff For My Friends Pet

Taking care of a pet is I think just like taking care of a baby. Its exciting, you have to give them the best care they deserve to make them feel comfortable living with you. Just like my fried who adopted a kitty last week. I think its her first time having a pet cat in her house and I promise to help her take care and buy all things her new little friend need. So I prepare some things to consider before buying. Well, online shopping for pets is a little tough, that is why it would be helpful to look for an online shopping site that not just display their products, but provide the information and guidelines about the products so that it would be easy to choose what is best for the pet.

Here are some neccesities and information when buying cats stuff.

First, cat bed. Cat experts says, cats are really wise and choosy, they tend to dislike what you give them if they feel uncomfortable. Kittens are just like a baby who just love being cuddled up when sleeping. There are lots of cat bed designs that varies from a cheap one to really pricey designs. For my friends cat, I choose a Plush Cat Play Tunnel Bag. This is best for kittens. It is warm and soft inside.

Second, Cat Bowls. For kittens it is best to choose a small, simple and shallow bowl because they hate there whiskers touch the side of the bowl.

Third, Cat Carriers. This is used when its time for the cat's Vet check-up, to a trip or just taking them out for some activities. It is important to pick a design that will be comfortable for the cat, icluding the size. I found a nice design that whould be easy to carry, Fabric Cat Carrier. With its straps, it would be easy to bring anywhere.

Then the most important is the food they must eat. Choose the food that contains all the nutriets they need, and some points to be remembered is they must eat meat, drink milk and take vitamins. Feed them foods that are especially made for cats, because feeding them that are not made for them can upset their stomache.

Other accesories are toys and dress. They look so cute being dressed-up. I am going to enjoy helping my friend take care of her new pet.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Web Applications That Creates Automatic Reminder

Last week was not a good one for me. Lately, I got busy at work and when I arrived home, I still have some homebase work to do. Because of it, I often forget important tasks to be done ahead of deadlines and something to bring at work. I had my "to-do lists" but it didn't worked on me. I know, I am being oblivious, and being busy is not really a good excuse. But, yeah, I'm busy. Now, I searched an effective way to help me manage my tasks on time. Since I always in front of my computer, I searched for a simple but very helpful web application that create automatic reminders. Here are my options.


This is a cool one! It will nag you via email at semi-unpredictable intervals.
HassleMe is unique because you never quite know when your reminder will come along.


The enterface is simple and efficient, with a very clean interface and user-friendly.

Yes, they are not so popular but would be very helpful to anybody do their tasks on time.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Voca People from Voca Planet (",)

Its not a feel good friday today... My body aches and I feel so tired, All I want is to curl up on my bed and try get some sleep. And it feels so frustrating, I wasnt able to do that. But there is something that made my day, watching The Voca People's video. They never fail to make me smile and dance to their performance. I love how they do the hilarious moves. They are awesome!

I have some info about them..

The Voca People is an international vocal theater performance that combines amazing vocal sounds and an acapella singing with the art of modern beat-box which imitates the sounds of drums, trumpets, guitars and other instruments and musical effects without using any musical instrument on stage, performed in a humoristic way and with audience participation.

And it says that Voca people are 8 friendly aliens from the planet Voca, a musical planet that has no verbal communication but use vocal expressions only. They have heard the music from earth for decades now and with their imitation abilities they have decided to pay a one evening tribute to humanity and to perform the songs they love as musical- gratitude. Amazing!! They're the best alien we you could ever meet.

I like them so much and I hope I could watch them perform live.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reservatrol Benefits - Anti-aging and Antioxidant

It is a routine for me to read health articles before I start to work. About natural ways and tips on how to have a healthy body, lifestyle and younger looking skin. Of course we can't deny that we always want to look young and in fact, most of us are afraid or hate getting old. Stress, pollution, no exercise and the unhealthy foods are basically the main reason why people tend to look older at a young age or we can't maintain our young looks and beautiful skin when we reach the age of maturity. And the bad news is our average life span is getting shorter.

Recently, I read about an article about this natural substance discovered that is produced by several plants called Reservatrol that according to the scientists, can be an answer for our long search on how to slow the aging process. One of the Scientist that study this substance said, "some kind of a rejuvenation drug that would turn a 70-year-old into a 35-year-old".
Reservatrol can be found in skins of red fruits, red wine, grapes, seeds, peanuts, berries (especially, mulberries), various herbs, and propolis (a natural honeybee product) and is a constituent of red wine. Studies shows that it can be use as treatment for everything from heart disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer especially skin cancer. It is also known to improve the functioning of estrogen hormone and act as an effective enhancer of the neuroendocrine system. This particular property makes an excellent remedy among women, as women usually witness reduced estrogen activity in their system after menopause and suffer from many adverse health effects due to this shortage.

For now, research into the potential benefits of reservatrol is continuing and this could give us a great help in curing many diseases.

Join the March

I found this from a blog...

The One a Day brand, is helping for a good cause. Pls join the virtual march and One a Day will make a donation to a breast cancer cause of your choice.

Breast Cancer is one of the notorious killer for women, more and more are getting infected by this disease. Lets participate to prevent and give more awareness to everybody about this.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This is Computer science professor Marc Levoy of Stanford shows off his prototype "Frankencamera". He is the son, grandson and great-grandson of opticians, so he comes naturally by his interest in things visual. He imagines a future in which the camera is able to make adjustments that better mimic what the human eye is capable of. What He is holding "is big and ugly". It's made from recycled parts, but just for now...

This "Frankencamera" is just like an iphone that can be altered in nearly infinite ways, depending on the applications downloaded to it. So, this is made to beat even the best SLR today.

Mr Levoy and his colleage, developed a program that instructs the camera to take two rapid shots if a frame has both dark and light parts. One shot exposes correctly for the dark; one shot exposes correctly for the light. The program then merges the two images into one, taking the best parts from each. These are just a couple of examples of how programmers could change the future of photography with the Frankencamera. The camera, use Linux operating system, which is "open source," which means the camera owner can change everything about the electronic guts.

Frankencamera is only a prototype for now, and Mr. Levoy says they will not compete with Nikon and Canon, just to try and push traditional camera makers to incorporate more of these flexible ways of producing images in their cameras. Presumably, it will become smaller and more elegant over time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Aerography Artworks On Cars

I am not an expert about cars but I am interested in artworks. I found cool, jaw-dropping examples of Aerography Artworks On Cars. They are so stunning. But first, Aerography is a surrealist method in which a stencil, which would have been used in spraypainting, is replaced by a three-dimensional object. This artwork is grabbing quick attention for enthusiasts.

Take a look at these photos and click here for more... Men, these are awesome!

These are one of my fav, I like goth, tribal and emo designs.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More New Moon Casts Photos

Untagged Photos of Robert Pattinson in TU Magazine

17 years old Taylor Lautner - Rolling Stone photo shoot on a LA beach. He was doing back flips, tossing a football. After this, He attended Taylor Swift’s concert last night at the Allstate Arena in Chicago.

Friday, October 9, 2009

You Can't Handle the Tooth Fairy

I like Dwayne Johnson. This big guy, is so flexible. Equipped with massive muscles, he can be a mighty Scorpion King, or a hilarious hockey player who turned to be a tooth fairy as a punishment and can make your heart melt when you see him smile.

Story Plot:

Dwayne Johnson is “The Tooth Fairy,” also known as Derek Thompson, a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek “can’t handle the tooth” – bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers’ homes…doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams.

The movie will be release this January 2010.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Still of Jacob Black

Another new Still Photos of the hottest werewolf. *swoon* I'm glad there are more and more wolf photos are coming, thanks to the Summit!

This is part of an article in Fango Issue#288


Taylor Lautner is all wet in L’Uomo Vogue (Italian Vogue for men).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chako Paul Village

Sweden is one of the most beautiful place in Europe, this place has its stunning beauty that drives tourists around the world. This country was home of the Vikings long ago, possess great story about their rich culture and traditions. I myself is dreaming to visit this place one day. But I have a very interesting news to share with you:

Chinese media have confirmed what we in the West suspected all along: that concealed in the northern Swedish woods is a city of 25,000 women, many of whom have turned to Sapphic love to satiate their natural Scandinavian sexual desires. According to news agancy Xinhua, the all-female enclave is called 'Chako Paul City', and was founded in 1820 by a 'wealthy widow'. The city is guarded by two blonde sentries who prevent men from entering. Those chaps who do unwisely attempt to force the issue risk being 'beaten half to death' by Nordic gender police.

This is the most intriguing news I'd ever heard today!

Is this really true? I think its difficult to make a village with 25,000 people remain a secret, I mean explorers are able to get to the most isolated and weirdest place on earth successfully with the help of gadgets and science, we've even reached the outer space. Chako village would be certainly a big city. And for 150 years I think will be impossible not to be entered by an outsider. Another thing that made me so curious is the "beatings". I think what they mean is "dead".

Hmmm... this is so bizzare that "women who decide to leave the town to fulfill their carnal desires are only allowed to re-enter Chako Paul City if they agree to bathe and undertake several other measures designed to ensure that their out-of-town trysts don’t negatively affect the mental state of other women in the town". Amazing, because this report attracted large amount of tourists and still, no evidence that this place is real/existed. Perhaps just a myth.

Anyway intriguing enough that made me decide to add this place on my "list of places I will visit before I die", I mean just for curiousity. I surely won't join them, nah-ah.

Oh, I heard that there is a "place" like this(chako village) somewhere in Europe, it is in Greece but it is not a secret..., with great, friendly and amazing people to meet. Its amazing to think that We(people) sometimes cross our boundaries or do the weirdest things to obtain our deepest desire and happiness and sometimes it can be considered as taboo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Best Place to Live

I wake up this morning feeling tired, tired of life I'm leading. And when I arrived at the office, I was welcomed by piles of piles of paperworks, nagging supervisors - over reacting on something (sorry but I have to be very honest - I know they might be reading this...). Yeah, I am leading a nerve cracking life, and hoping to go somewhere, go to a far place where there is no traffic, no noise pollution and live in a cottage near the lake, sorrounded by thick pine trees and with a mountain capped with snow. It's a stress free place to live in, for me.

I think I have to go to Norway! Norway is the best place, in fact ranked one, in the annual United Nations human development index. Yeah, there are lakes and snow capped mountains there, a stressfull place with clean water and air...

Other options that are in the Top ten best places to live are Australia, Iceland, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Japan.

Let's go and have a peaceful life there!

What's in a Cup of Coffee...

A little trivia about one of our favorite daily companion - coffee. When we take a cup of coffee for breakfast, snacks or for some reason that makes us in the mood for a coffee, here are few that we get... (aside from water and caffeine).

Creates a tarlike, medicinal odor in your morning wake-up. It's also a component of cockroach alarm pheromones, chemical signals that warn the colony of danger.

Quinic acid
Gives coffee its slightly sour flavor. On the plus side, it's one of the starter chemicals in the formulation of Tamiflu.

Dimethyl disulfide
A product of roasting the green coffee bean, this compound is just at the threshold of detectability in brewed java. Good thing, too, as it's one of the compounds that gives human feces its odor.

That rich, buttery taste in your daily jolt comes in part from this flammable yellow liquid, which helps give real butter its flavor and is a component of artificial flavoring in microwave popcorn.

Ever wonder what makes spoiled meat so poisonous? Here you go. Ptomaines like putrescine are produced when E. coli bacteria in the meat break down amino acids. Naturally present in coffee beans, it smells, as you might guess from the name, like Satan's outhouse.

Chemically, it's a molecule of niacin with a methyl group attached. It breaks down into pyridines, which give coffee its sweet, earthy taste and also prevent the tooth-eating bacterium Streptococcus mutans from attaching to your teeth. Coffee fights the Cavity Creeps.

Trigonelline is unstable above 160 degrees F; the methyl group detaches, unleashing the niacin—vitamin B3—into your cup. Two or three espressos can provide half your recommended daily allowance.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Teacher's Day!

Happy Teacher's Day to all the teachers around the world.

And to the best teacher I ever had, my Mom. She's teaching in high school, and 2 years from now, she's going to retire. She teaches me not only academics, but the most important things in life.

I learned from her:

  • how to deal with life.

  • How to be compassion and humble in the most difficult situation.

  • To be positive in everything I believe in.

  • To have faith.

  • How to be a good friend

  • How to learn to be patient, and never get tired to wait for something I desire.

  • How to accept even if it hurts most of the times.

  • How to forgive, even if I insist its the most difficult thing to do, ever.

  • How to work hard and expect nothing in return.

  • To smile in my saddest moments, in times of failure and frustration.

  • How to stand up when I stumble.

  • Lastly the most important, how to love, even to those that I think doesn't deserve to be loved

My Mom is the most humble person I know, even if she's facing hard times, she's still calm. I know that when the time come, and I become a mother, I surely teach these things to my kids and grandkids.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Illustrated Photos from New Moon

For my twi friends, these are few of 95+ scans from the New Moon Movie Companion in HQ. You can find more here.

Minnetonka Moccasins - Sterling Leather

Love leather products? I am fond of collecting leather goods like wallets, bags and shoes. I love them because they look so elegant and stylish. And it is great to find vast collections of leather products in Sterling Leather site. They have all for everyone from Minnetonka Moccasins, fringe, sandals, shearling, boots, slippers, hats and accessories. One of the best they have, and that I am wanting to have are Minnetonka moccasins and Frye boots.

Minnetonka Moccasins originally are slippers worn by Native Americans way before Columbus discovered their land. They are stylish, casual, decorated with bones and animal hair that makes the footwear warmer and comfortable to wear. Moccasins are soft, closely fitted, and have no heels. They may be ankle length or extend to the knee.
Sterling leather produce these kinds of footwears since 1946 and now they are known around the world.

Another Sterling leather's best are Frye boots. They are producing these fine quality boots since 1863 and one of today’s most popular brands of boots. Frye boots are offered in a number of styles including Frye harness boots.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Newest Technology that Set Self-Destruct Data

Are you bothering about your secrets to be revealed? Lets say, confidential e-mails, text messages or even photos and videos that you know (scandal blah blah)... sometimes we go beyond our limitations, just for the challenge? And the next day, you'll find it in the world wide web, watched by the whole world...!

Well, I think this is a great news for you. University of Washington introduced a new technology that is called Vanish, and it is designed to make your electronic messages just literaly vanish.
"With self-destructing data, users can regain control over the lifetimes of their Web objects, such as private messages on Facebook, documents on Google Docs, or private photos on Flickr," the researchers wrote in the paper announcing their work.

The self-destroying data is a seductive idea for people concerned about privacy. Imagine, just like what we see in a movie. But yeah, we have to take some few considerations like some people can use it for wrong purposes. It could be easy for criminals to do something and can't be detected. And for legal purposes, some relevant data that can be use as evidence could not be retrieved. This is perhaps can be helpful for us, but can do great change to create great problems.