Coping with Infra-improvement works adverse Effects 

North , East , South and West look around and observe the on-going progress our country have strategically embarked and deliver for the next 36-48 months. Up we must move and improve and we must do it in a shortest possible time. There are risk that needs to be taken care of particularly the safety of the people living in the nearby place of infrastructure works and the daily users of the roads with blockades and shore ups to distinguish the areas safe for public use. Ideally that’s the practical thing to do and keeping these areas safe do public use posed a big challenging task for the people involved. 

So goes the saying the devil is always in the details. A concrete Logistic Plan must be laid out and put into works to mitigate the possible occurrence of untoward incidence to anybody getting nowhere near the edges of works. Vehicular traffic buildup transform cool heads to heat up and curse the works that’s being done for the progressive country they say. To repeatedly experience the inconvenience it might bring to our daily life’s traveling routine is tantamount to not learning to plan ahead the day on how to avoid the chaotic and nerve wracking moments waiting for you in the vicinity of infrastructure projects. 

You can outsmart them by patiently doing these set of strategies and practically avoid the rigors of it. 

Reset your body clock and move swiftly with acuracy on hitting the road as early as you think advisable for you to arrive on time to your destination. Rush hours occurs during the morning and afternoon to evening time and to plan your meetings, errands out of this time will save you energy and resources. Head the opposite if needed to avoid and lessen the possible congestion in the infra-work areas. To discover new and alternate routes coming from your house is a big plus. Use your mapping apps to do this and am sure you’ll see the difference of point to point travel.

Use the Internet by looking at the official announcement given by the proper authority and the service providers website will help you understand the magnitude of work entailed to close some portions of the road and adjacent area if necessary. Always be reminded of the competing PUJ or PUV inching their way to the rightmost part of the road to pick up passengers and returning to middle lane to ply their route 24/7 so never underestimate the ill effects of high volume of foot and vehicular traffic in any given situation. It’s guaranteed chaotic and we don’t wanted to be in a stressful place anytime of the day.

The presence of heavy lifting equipments double the chance of high risk activities and better stay away than sorry. Urging people to park at their risk is a sign that you refrain trying to even if it’s for free. Splinters of stones or aggregates will put dents in your vehicle aside from covering it heavily with dust and mud.  Always put your headlight into dim when approaching work site open areas to avoid glaring and miscue to those working people with the involvement of an equipment. Be serious with their signage and pass through with critical care to ensure you won’t initiate any minor and major incident be it while your driving or walking near it.

Slowly stop look and listen to the noise as an unusual sound means incident waiting to happen or bound to happen by paying attention to those watch out overhead falling objects or keep your eyes on the road and walk only below protected walkways to ensure you gone through it unscathed. Cover your nose and mouth to avoid inhalation of dust particles and shards. 

Try to appreciate its progress whenever you’re passing a working open site to minimize your stress and educate yourself with the specific use and impact it’ll bring once it’s rolling smoothly as expected. 

To sum up things to deal the adverse effects of ongoing infrastructure major works remember the following.

  • Plan your trip ahead
  • Reset your body clock to have a better rest
  • Be well informed through the Internet
  • Do your share to mitigate incident 
  • Stop look and listen 
  • Appreciate the progress 

Be safe and be well informed.


Internet Hacking and Identity Theft the Probability of becoming a Victim without Knowing it

With the revolutionary fast changing world of Internet makes our life run through the soft touch in a keyboard through fingertips. Recidivist individual or group connive to render  their palpable work of eavesdropping to ones account and testing the vulnerable homepage they like is what seem to be unfathomable during the introduction of the Internet to the world. And the once extra-hard to penetrate softwares and firewalls were translated into an open playground of the not so expert infotech person who’s silent type persona can sow hostile effects to unaware victim especially the identity and other personal data he’s been keeping secretly. 

The anti-cybercrime policy seems to be no match to those infotech-villains who can extract whatever they seem to think they need or helpful in their own interest would do it anytime anywhere and in the magnitude they’re only satisfied with. Does our personal data really safe in this high technology age? Are Firewalls efficiently protecting our data saved in the so called internet vault run by the largest internet domain? So many questions and chilling effect it brings to us once we fell to these braggarts. Does a faster internet speed do the trick of getting away safely from these cyber criminals lurking around the World Wide Web of everything and effectively do the unwanted transaction to your bank and personal needs. In this age of digital technology we should exercise with utmost care our transactions with any financial institution to avoid being trap in a black hole of identity theft and be surprised with a huge bill of credit card paid expenses your wild imagination could ever make. 

We are all fascinated with the breeze results of our searches in the bar that we forget to check some important symbols to look at in the same bar to check the authenticity of the information spread right in our face. We reluctantly forget that it is twice dangerous to make your transaction in the Internet than haggle a piece of apple in the market. In the market the fear of getting a rotten apple is highly probable and the fear of getting your information hacked is at highest since we are being watch somewhere else simultaneously a thousand times. So how do we fight this is a question that needs a better and in a laymans term solution. 

With the world interconnected transactions and communications it became a good fishing ground for the hackers watching events unfold right in their mischievous minds gifted with high mathematical IQ and strong drive to commit the acts motivated by the weaknesses of the infotech world. 

Changing password in your own convenient cycle will create an unpredictable pattern to their monitoring system. Lifting out of all browsing history including downloads leaves no print to select and scrutinize or analyze for their own means. Thinking before you click is the one of the most deterrent with high impact results. Social media coming from the word itself doesn’t tell to you to go so much in your personal level and doing so will reciprocate into a simple but hard to solve problem big time. OTP or one time password should be treated with care and responsibility at high level to avoid being the unwanted victim. 

Hackers lurk around 24/7 and they’ve investment in this activity enough to run a digital office and continuously trained and extracts or lifting information at a random basis. They do have a preset software that they’ve manipulatively improve for their own use. Identity theft is just a part of the whole wherein they can discover or invent data eating program or crushed and crashed your efiles sparingly. What is most disturbing the propagation or increasing number of young individuals who finds the rewards it brings to be a certified one. Does password protect question really makes our personal sites safe and indestructible? Creating your questions in your own vernacular language will somehow do the trick as what we’ve heard from the US $ 81,000,000.00 bank heist done to an Asian bank institution. The simple misspelling of a word have provided the turning point of flagging then the transaction. 

I bet most of the passwords being used is already incripted and randomly tested to find its email address match. Eavesdropping is one of the most common type of hacking we are unaware of, have you tried logging off and found yourself stuck in your seat for a longer than usual sign offs? Had your earphones resonates foreign language speaking voice as if talking to someone? And another way to normally detect that your site is hacked is when you find your new email address locked in a new domain asking followers from Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Vine and Facebook. Don’t panic but study the link bar and there you’ll find the open door you’ve left the last time you’ve logged out in the web. Erase after restoring all the browsing history to secure your hardware at safe mode. You doing the geeky thing without being geeky. 

Though we have the slowest snail pace internet speed in Asia it makes us the most susceptible and an easy target. Single coverage return the same protection unlike with the presence of a DIGITAL HIGHWAY where all domain can ride and pass on with strict protection and authenticity check before reaching its destined receiver of point of connection. The multiple belt of authentication of ensuring it was created by a human user and not as the pre-set one is one of the modest way to survive this digital world or Internet safety and healthy use. 

Our Drainage System 

When you hear the word drainage what’ comes into your mind, most of us are easily unaware and neglect the importance it brings to a municipality and the bigger crowded city. The world is consider as biggest free flowing drain system with its oceans leading to rivers, valleys of waters, tributaries and canals and vice versa. It’s a self cleaning system with the aid of weather storms and rains to introduce movement in some stalled bodies of water. It was from the same principle that humankind lifted and adapted the idea to have a free flowing neat and clean easy to maintain system that makes the public places sanitary clean and a great place to live in. That’s the ideal while the opposite is the reality. 

Drainage system helps the waterways flow into connected discharge points and maintain a flood and dry free road and walkways. Imagine a place where there’s no working drainage system installed. Sooner there’ll be propagation of moats and a wet and slippery road and pavement is quite dangerous to step into. Study shows that a proportionate sizes of a certain number of users or census in a given place or community must be consider with a future demand also taken into account to have a working system in place.  In the Third world country’s lack of a working drainage systems produce diseases and unsanitize surroundings with the easy propagation of insects and rodents. It’s a sickness in the place where garbage are left to rot into its own and finding its place in waterways such as rivers doing harmful effect of a clogged and stalled bodies of water. Rainy season adds dilemma through floods and causing  fatal results to the community. 

Here in our country especially the metropolitan Manila you’ll see a lot of diggings and drainage improvement works going on and it’s naturally difficult for them the service provider to finish it in a flash due to lack of planning and innovation to do it. I’ve witnessed the same methodology of replacing a pipe lines of smaller size to a bigger one but with the same methology. Engineering science must’ve improve it as there should be somebody to tell them let’s do it in a way it’s done with a QRMW or Quick-Replacement-Methodology-Work. Putting out the use of backhoe to dig the good pave sidewalk creating a larger cost to restore things like this prolong the schedule that also prolong the agony of the common people. An introduction of a interconnected performance specs concrete box lines where a pipeline made of a material that can be recycle into a bigger one due to a future demand will save money, time and agony. We have the best chemist to formulate a type of pipe that can withstand the melting effect of acid, oil, crude which should have  been handle with utmost care in the first place but the who cares attitude add burden to the existing problem. Our drainage system needs big time improvement if we are serious in addressing floods including the integration of pumping motor stations to pre-identified low-level areas with a road elevation lower than that of a sea level. We keep on improving the system but of the same method and material and it’s an eye opener to the new leadership to tinker and provide advance solutions on a long term and effective way to the benefit of the community. It’s doable and viable. Whoever say it’s not must give his position to others for the love of the country. We are rich in historical culture credible to be a part of our tourism industry but outside the walls of this richness lays the eyesores of dug-earth, huge concrete pipes and heavy equipments  making our roads a good source of accidents and slowing down traffic resulting to a chaotic city we are. 

Again it’s a D2D for us which means Discipline to our Drainage to bring us a cleaner and sanitize surroundings free of clutter and unblocking traffic of human and cars. A clean city reflects the true discipline of everyone of us so don’t forget but make it a habit to participate even your smallest way of putting candy wrappers in your pocket or throw it in a trash bins. Kick those litters away from drain system to ensure it will not add up to clog the system and promote individual discipline at home to assure every Filipino people to be educated about proper sanitation. We don’t need to spend billions for TV commercials to promote it, instead it can be donated to improve the physical facilities and reap the fruits of a better drainage system for the next 50 years. 

I am calling you to participate without a avarice in promoting good sanitation in managing our trash continuously and never let ourselves to be trap in a ningas-cogon culture and convince our neighbors to do the same. The road and the streets belongs to us including the holes under it and nobody will take care of it except us. 

Navigation How Important it is to humans 

Since the first expedition of humanity navigation has been an important part of the people’s life. When Moses led the people to the promise land he has the Gods voice as an instructional navigation. Columbus, Magellan and even our modern world circumnavigators uses the navigational equipment or tools to maintain the direction on tract. Now, can you imagine if our life has no known navigation? How could we live in today’s modern world without is a game changer for sure. 

We should be thankful to those brave souls who’ve navigated the world in search for answers to their question if a there were existence of humanities in the other side of the vast ocean of high and low seas that they’ve set a series of trips with the stars in the universe as their primary guide apart from the strong memory recall of a certain place even the height of the waves as basis for a right direction. So how do we navigate our lives? Are we in full throttle or a pace we are in control of or someone has to control it for us? We are all captains of our dear life and we should know best where we are heading for? Perhaps heading to, we are all gifted with a strong sense of thinking to lead us into our wants and needs. In navigation there must be two points to consider the start and end of it and the distance in between those stretches comes the different challenges to make it on the other end. 

So I must say its not merely indulging yourself to navigate things without being preferred isn’t it, as there must be a purpose or target to achieve for this will make the distance more relevant and important. Preparation in a way of equipping yourself for the extreme unexpected challenges ahead besides we all must manage our expectation in every aspect of our life. How about those people who are navigating the high seas of problems and grief. It’s not easy to continue if a burden is too heavy to carry that concentration and focus are at low level and disturbing. It’s quite difficult to navigate life it involves emotions and culture. 

Experts are still mapping out the world including the universe, oceans are fastly changing due to extreme unpredictable weather pattern changes. Life threatening voyage in air, land and sea and the universe are still far from perfect and never will the so called experts could find a perfect tool and equipment to smooth sail the vast oceans and traffic airspace and the infinite universe that’s keep on expanding to zillion light years. 

We are all gifted with the greatest tool and equipment to carefully navigate our daily life, practice of common sense and right and just decisions will lead us to a proper and better direction while in full appreciation of challenge it imposed during the trip. Straight line belongs to Man while crooked line belongs to God.

You can start mapping out your life and navigate it as it pleases you and your soul. In Four hundred meters there’s an accident prone area to the left said the garmin VOP and this guide me to navigate  accordingly. Drive your life and car safely dear readers. 

A Vacation that Simply Enjoyable and X’citing to you and Family

Many of us am sure are on a rush or in a panic not to buy school things for the kids but to booked a price down sale of rooms in any part of tourist destination in the country. This phenomenon always happen once these tourist spots are not yet able to reach their target sales for the summer months. Bright and favorable ideas comes up to filled their places. Even for those offering small rooms at single or sharing accommodation are up for sale. It’s truly amazing how learnings are taught from these situation given the parameters of challenging pressure to beat the last few days of summer.

Currently am staying in one of the simplest yet presentably clean and serving good food here in the downtown south to contemplate and re-immerse myself to the true results of the planned life aspirations ahead the next six months. Solitary stay somehow gave me the chance to be at my best productive state. Social media posts are full of huling hirit sa tag-init where people were able to bond and catch-up with their loved ones.

Seasons always creates the people’s mood to be productive, happy and extraordinary to whatever things they have in mind purposely. We are in for another wet season and it’s time to prep-up again the kids and the olds not to get sick and not able to enjoy the rainy season. Little did we know that the same tourist spots are offering the same blast of ideas and events but this time in a more subtle and formal way. Have you tried to spend wet season in the beaches? Mountains and even hot spring resorts? These same spots are more enjoyable and an apt place to sip coffee while writing those big ideas you have for your business and also the best place to re-establish family plans and expectations to the young ones as this is the best and easy time to tell them to focus with their studies and so on. As for those seeking their very first child, wet season makes our hormones warmer and livelier and haven’t you notice that women are also best viewed in their tops and pants even in jackets sporting their long and short hairs to compliment their lovely faces.

Tis the season to be jolly refers to all the season we have not only for when abundance is with us but must be all throughout the year. It’s the bondage and warmth of every member of the family that count most. How would you like to drink your hot chocolate after a window with the view and sound of a rain and the windy air kissing your face. Have a nice and enjoyable wet season ahead folks!

Maintaining your Scraps profitably right

You can find it anywhere in your house, from kitchen to backyard to an attic which was once a great space to play at during your childhood days has become the terminal place for things you’ve enjoyed before. Even our mothers and grandmothers have so much spare left that needs to be dispose off and de littering those shelves of invaluable items are fun and sometimes profitable. 

How do we do it where to start and for how long we should do this? Will it be better to leave it as is since it has so much significance to our lives that it sometimes left untouched for decades even if the rightful owner is singing hallelujah in heaven. That is where you have to start right away by asking questions to yourself and define and decide at once to make it rolling. A one time visit to scrap buyers is a basic idea of high impacts or try to look for those identifying themselves as pickers who makes a living out of collecting memorable items from toys to tools even for a not so famous items such as ice maker, old chopsticks, pans and anything they can add up to their antique shops where these will be put on display and sold at a valuable price. Ukay-Ukay, is one of the best example of a systematize garage sale the same with junk shops and scrap buyers and seller shop located in the vicinity of industrial zone areas of the metropolis. Is it hard to sell something you’ve valued most? It’ is both yes and no while to some it’s maybe, we need to rethink for a second why we are disposing? There should be a simple and acceptable reason to consummate it. Are you into home improvement mode or remodeling a corner space as these are one of the major reason to make the move to dispose comprehensible. Perhaps you’ve reached the peak of use of your couch or bed maybe an outdated linen of curtains are still neatly tucked inside your walk-in-closet eating up so much space that could be more useful than ever. 

So where’s the money trail here you must be asking. It is waiting underneath your kitchen cabinets, walk-in-closet, in the garage or at the storage room. Practicality counts if you wanna get rid of things you don’t really needed for the next 6 months. Thanks to the countless options available to small and large department stores that offers new and similar things you have but a better version in terms of power consumption or space saving sizes will give us without a second thought to upgrade and enjoy life without clutter. 

We must bear in mind how the world of innovation evolve to what it is today and we must continue to adjust to enhance our way of living, practical thinking and decision making. We are all sure that innovation is not bound to end but will continue to re-invent itself via-a-vis with the primary needs of all human in his continuous survival in the modern world. People must regenerate the means of their existence through valuable disposal of the pre-owned things and convert it to something more useful and much needed to his consumption. 

What are you waiting for try to start sorting all those stuff and start being supportive to our environment conservation without hesitation and put your planned action into work and money. 

Traffic, Clogged-Streets and EDSA short and long term solutions right in our nose

Morning rush hour they call it, noontime standstill some complains about and the after office home-bound rush drives these all made up the daily lives of the people the rich and the poor unless the rich opted for an aerial transport and landed safely in a high-rise buildings helipads. There seems to be some sort of immediate resolve that can be done with the perennial self-inflicted problems the society is experiencing, i say self-inflicted because it all needs a determined individual to start the rebuilding of a free-flowing roads, disciplined pedestrians and road guide enforcers and the correct imposition of make-up cost to those who made an un-intentional infraction. Lets break down and fragmentalize  the real solutions to our problems.

It’s D’ D’ and more D’s – Discipline of the entire community starting from the children above 4 years of age up to the vibrant 70’s seniors who are once in a while go out and do their chores or errands. Once someone go out of his home portal we should wear the badge of a ‘disciplined individual” without any exception to our status in life. In this manner the community will be filled with overflowing disciplined population respecting every common law and order and exceptionally move with grace and wisdom on the proper quorum or dealings above one self. How do we motivate people to be like this? is it through strong calls of harsh penalties and punishment? or somebody are suggesting to reward them an incentives but that is too remote to be done and put in the mainstream outside world. Another “D” stands for Determination, this character has to be running in all genes as this is free as in no single centavos to pay for to be as determined as you can be. It is in the exaggerated desire a man can reach the half of his wants and being determined means sacrifice in some aspect of desirability to do to follow and to unknowingly put into daily grind. We must include Direction to this matter to realistically make or strikingly smooth our pedestrian and vehicular segment of our environment friendly road. Getting out of our homes with a clear list to do and planned activities to follow get the people to be more productive in a sense that clutter thinking were eliminated. It is too important if you were driving a vehicle to achieve this as your  focal point to road is a must once you seat behind the wheel to avoid minor or major accident.

Defined Political Will – as the looming change in type of government hangs in the air, there is an urgent need to establish a well-defined local and national traffic by-laws with specific implementing rules and regulation in unison to all cities and adjacent municipalities to take control of the smooth utilization of major and minor roads in Metro and Greater Manila spanning as far as province of Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite and also the simultaneous implementation of the same traffic law relative to commerce controlled zone. An updated audit to existing fleet of long-bed delivery trucks and its end users common daily point of pick up and drop off points to map-out the sequencing dispatch time of every business model with a delivery of goods being as part of their backbone of business. We can’t find and feel the success of a certain traffic solution overnight, it needs tremendous patience from every user of road and public pathways from the immersion period up to mainstreaming the adjustment to be made and make the people’s lives easier and comfortable as compared to the current situation.

Descriptive de-sizing of existing franchises of public utility service providers will definitely de-clogged the 30-year-old roads as locally manufactured including the assembly type vehicles which we can considered unsafe of unfit for public use due to the absence of quality standard checks as required under the Lemon law. One great example of vehicle to road ratio is Cuba. It is quite obvious that it has the highest maintained old-fashioned type of cars which are still in good running condition as they have left no choice but to take extra care of their current load of cars due to embargo. Now that the long-standing political conflict have been ironed out we expect an influx of brand new vehicles to flood the Cuban streets but also we have to expect the phasing out or extraction of their old models vehicles to hit the yard to give way to a new and powerful one well within the environmental and mechanical standards set forth by the US Transportation Services. This has a great disparity in terms of culture when it comes to owning a car here in our country as compared to others since it’s the innate sentimental value character everybody have in his genes that also prolong the service of an old, reboot or resurrected vehicles to stay on the road thus making the vehicle-to-road ratio before we embark to a more expensive road widening option to support the program aiming to provide better use of road.

Deliberately revisit the existing ingress and egress of complex buildings accessible through major spine of the metropolis roads as these has a high impact in terms of increasing or decreasing the vehicular flow in specified time such as rush hours, commercial sales, events and others. Growing numbers of commercial buildings generally sitting right in front of these major highway are also the best option to temporarily unclogged a portion of it to prevent standstill while maintaining a running road. The idea is to make it a run even at a minimal speed of 15-kph to 25-kph day in day out. Another reason of slow-running traffic is the unfamiliarity to places connecting roads. This should’ve been avoided if everybody will plan their trip at its minute details to eliminate confusion and a lead to a minor or major incident waiting to happen within a tick of time. Our lives are easier with the advent of applications including navigational aspect to use roads, find places and learn or educate yourself what to expect in terms of road current traffic direction if it is two or one way giving us the best available option to reach a certain place. Replace all those small font written way directional signage’s, by maintaining a single standard applicable to the entire country. Make it user-friendly in terms of mounting height, place of positioning and illumination during night-time.

And then there was the truth as to how and why we are experiencing this horrendous traffic nightmare. What we need to do is to put our actions unto it, start it now not tomorrow nor yesterday but now. Enough of politicizing the issue as this will just prolong the agony and continuously battered our fellow countrymen who are losing precious time of their single lives and suffering from the problems it recreates. It requires us to do our part to achieve it even if it will be a sacrificial sort of thing to us we need to do it as we have all been aspiring to live a normal and comfortable life and be productive through the proper and ideal utilization of the most sought after traffic-free road outside our home.

Traffic will always challenge us to be at our most disciplined frame of mind character as it lies to every one of us the success of any system we will be using or chose to apply that we firmly believe will lessen the burden within. Systematize, Technologically controlled traffic lights, localize participation of road worthiness usages implementors,  user-friendly covered people pathways, safe and affordable public parking community to prevent street parking, stronger implementation of traffic violation citation tickets both for non-contact and on-road apprehension, elimination of all accident-courting temporary removable barrier to re-utilize the needed space it occupies, clean and clear way directional signage’s, round the clock road patrolling of the major roads to extend urgent help to minor and major road traffic accident, real-time or just-in-time traffic re-establishment of control to instill passable intersections and lastly implementation of strict adherence to RFID when passing a toll station to avoid the extra minutes spent just for a loose change.

These are just several suggestions available but still i believe that all of these will put to waste should we neglect to put Dedication to do it wholeheartedly.



DPWH Leadership

I was quite baffled with the trending words regarding the appointment of the congressman from the southern metro manila who hailed from a respectable and honorable family whose devotion in active participation in the national political arena with great vision and mission to serve the huge needs of our countrymen in promoting to achieve a better life to every-juan. The appointee have not yet started or lifted a finger to perform his duties and responsibilities to ensure all project program run smoothly relative to his position and yet he was being put down and judged by a throng of negative thinking populace whom are conclusive to utter a word without giving the humble man the benefit of the doubt.

In fairness to him the position was offered by and not asked from the future leader of the country. Without anything in mind but to serve and promote the best interest of the country he accepted in humility the challenges to bring change to a department considered to be as one of the busiest in the nation building.

Let us look on the positive advantages it will give to our country, first and foremost He comes from a reputable development company who have witnessed first hand its humble beginnings up to its current stature. With the experience being the best teacher the learning curve to establish proven leadership is eliminated which is beneficial to our country’s urgent needs as one of the ideals the coming administration are selling were to put “great minds” of sophisticated thinking that is useful in bringing excellence in service. We should be glad that the department is given to a gentleman like him who is still young, knowledgeable, with strict adherence to quality and with strong background to works related to his beginnings will surely improve the health of infrastructure for the next six years.

The current secretary have a dedicated working roster whose technical and management capability are all proven in the implementation of past and current projects and it is in the form of new ideas and infusion of dynamism that are deemed important to throttle the safe and of global standard projects in order to sustain the highest expectations we are all counting.

Your old books are new to others’

School opening is just around the corner and most of the parents are busy spending time and money in preparation of their child’s’ needs and wants. I say wants because there are still a lot who at their young age has big deal preferences in whichever tools they need in school. But wait a minute, we are all looking forward and feel great about it and its done! have we had think about the “previous” things our kids used during their lower years? have we ever wonder how it can be helpful again and indirectly share the burden of those people struggling to keep their children at school even in the tiniest way of book donation. Private schools are the number one consumer of new books every year at every grade and year level. it is very encouraging to set up a program that will cater to the basic needs of our dear parents as this noble idea will help them choose between new and used books excluding workbooks of course, just the textbook! Discipline and Economical Virtue will be highly develop inside the classroom by encouraging the students to utilize each references with extra care neat enough for next years use. Programs are abound and uniquely conducted in every school institutions and with the common goal of getting rid of destruction of our struggling forestry environment this is one of the best way to recycle a paper product for at least 2-3 years worth. During my younger years as a public school student i remember how we put extra care for every book issued to us that we were all amazed to see how neat looking and almost as new the books are before returning it to the class adviser. Private operated schools have grown out of huge proportions that resulted to more book distribution demand to every year level. These leave a simple problem of clutter in ones house once the school classes is over. Every parent have a hands on experience to this and must be thinking of a proper way to dispose it and earn a dime from it and add to their new books requirements come purchase time. Several fast-food chains have launched programs in book re-acquisitions and donate it to Catholic run school serving the poor and indigent marginalized sector of the society.

As an old saying goes, to judge a book by its cover is as pleasant as sharing the leanings and experiences from the book we came across with even if it is a small book of sorts, the humble interest to learn something new is best realized through ones kindness and teaching our child the lessons and virtues of sharing, consideration, understanding and compassion at a young age is one for the books.


Travelling NOT for Russel Westbrook read why!

In OKC Thunder’s win against the Golden State Warriors in  Game 1 of the best of seven  Western Conference Finals held at The Oracle Arena in Oakland California, star guard Russell Westbrook obviously committed a travelling violation while being pressured defensively by Warriors’ Klay Thompson. It was a clear infraction that should’ve been called for as the game was in crucial situation in under 17 seconds of the regulation lifting his pivot foot sliding backwards in front the Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr holding the ball and calls for a time-out, the referee granted the time-out and gone in favor of the challenging team resulting to 108 – 102 final score.

In the new era of basketball rules, slow-motion post violation double checking somehow helps the arbiter in coming up with a more acceptable calls or decisions that’ll be a make or break for one possession no matter what the game situation is. The question was, why they  did not seek the slow-motion check and correct the miscall made? Apart from a poor view angle of the referee who give a time-out to Russell Westbrook, He is the only referee who had witnessed the act and decision Russell did thus its not meritorious to seek the committee table to take a second look of the play. The game was so intense that the referees have controlled it fair and square for both teams and they deserved due credit for a great job in Game 1. The true gesture that merits the non-call was the theory of chicken and egg wherein, Russell Westbrook decided to asked for a timeout that his hand-gesture for a players-time-out CAME IN FIRST prior to his mis-steps that’s equivalent to a travelling violation, fairness and equity were also evident when Russell Westbrook shoot for a Free-throw where he steps above the free-throw line before the ball touches the rim and a lane violation was called sending the ball to Golden State Warriors possession. With the prestige of new record and a possible back-to-back title at stake for the Golden State Warriors we expect the series to be full of drama, actions and intense emotions to unfold creating an exciting Western Conference Duel between two of the four standing Duo’s in the NBA.