Snapshots and Tidbits

A chronicle of life experiences, write ups, articles, of my thoughts, travels and anything I think of.




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30 Indicators to Know That You’re Definitely 50 Yrs Old and Over

YOU KNOW YOU’RE 50 YRS OLD AND OVER WHEN… 1. You don’t even remember when you last got carded. 2. Instead of baby photos, your Facebook friends are all about their kids’ college graduation. 3. …and posts about lowering cholesterol and uric acid… 4. You go to a mall, andRead More…

Totanes Family Cars, Through the Years

Hino Contessa 900

I was searching the internet a couple of weeks ago and I stumbled upon a photo of the very first family car we ever had in the Philippines. The photo brought back memories of my childhood that I decided to write this note. Basically, recollections of my thoughts as IRead More…

My Oldest Searchable Internet Post

NCSA Mosaic

I came online via dialup BBS (300 baud modem) around 1985-86, then email around 1993 with my employer at that time (Micronics Computers Inc). But I truly became an Internet web surfer on WWW in 1994, first using dialup (9600 kpbs) via Linux shell (Pine text browser) and then eventuallyRead More…

The Manager

old hands

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview. The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent. He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships inRead More…

Google Affiliate Network: Going, Going… Gone.

Google Affiliate Network

After checking my email today, I saw this message from Google: An update on Google Affiliate Network Important updates for Google Affiliate Network publishers and advertisers Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing hasRead More…

My Sleep Apnea and CPAP/CEPAP Machine

Do you snore very loudly that even your dog wouldn’t sleep next to you?  There are millions of people who snore heavily, and many of them have this potentially serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and are not even aware of it.  If your answer is yes to theRead More…

Song to Celia

Ben Johnson (1572-1637)

One of the poems I still remember from my high school days. It was an assignment in our English Literature class which we had to memorize and recite in front of class the following week. What a harrowing experience, since the girl I liked was  sitting not far from theRead More…

Google Analytics April Fools Joke

Google Analytics’ April Fools joke: I went to see my Google Anaytics stats and then I was surprised to see web traffic coming to my sites from… the International Space Station! Then I realized it was an April Fools joke by Google. LOL. See pic.

Lessons Life Taught Me by Regina Brett

A friend sent me this via email and thought of sharing it. This is something we should all read at least once a week.  Make sure you read to the end.  Written by Regina Brett, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio. “1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.Read More…

What Exactly is an LED Television?

by B Totanes Lately, there have been a lot of advertisements hyping about LED televisions. What exactly is an LED television and how can it benefit you, the consumer? First of all, let me get a few terms defined, so you can understand the big picture: LCD – this standsRead More…

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