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Hello World ! My blog name is Paquito Montero, an Architect by profession and licensed to practice in the Philippines. I have high interest in creative ways to improve certain circumstances as I am a true believer that "behind every difficulty i saw a lot of opportunity" Please join me as we embark in this humble journey... we call life.

Paquito Quote for the Day 43

Taking up something without any intention to let anyone knew it, is a big NO, especially if you are someone being looked upon as a role model of a law abiding citizen not only of your mother country but as to the whole world as well being recognized and affiliated with one of the favorite sports of the world.  The question lies between why and why  alone. Was it the urge of nature ? Was it flowing unto their genes ? Was it because their dumb reasoning can never be really considered as acceptable that they forgot to  process the cons of their act.

Respect the norms and the norms will respect you . – Paquito

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Paquito Answer for the Day 39

Your societal status doesn’t exempt you to go above board with anything set forth for many to abide. This was how a rule of law must be equally applied to everyone. And it also doesn’t allow us to use the platform to oppress others especially if they’re an official member of any delegation for the specific purpose of an event. Have you gone nuts or the nuts gone out of your head? Just asking, just merely asking.

We are famous when it comes to hospitality, maybe before …. only for those two perfect souls and sadly they’re both human. – Paquito

How to get to Minor Basilica of Our Lady Of Rosary of Manaoag

Good day my warmest reading public, I’ve noticed that there are plenty of views looking for the right direction or I think the most accurate way to get to the Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag which is located at Milo Street, Manaoag, Pangasinan Philippines. The following are the frame by frame instructions I’m offering to all of you who are first timer to go there and unaware or misinformed of how to really traverse the best possible route available with use of national highways such as North Luzon Expressway or NLEX then Subic-Tarlac Expressway or SCTEX and finally the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway or TPLEX which I think have reached the La Union province going up until the summer capital of the north, the Baguio City.  You can always check the Google Earth for an accurate and interactive way of learning how to get there without any room for error. Enjoy your trip in a most safest way.

mindanao ave point of origin

Point of origin for this trip shall start from the Mindanao Avenue extension, coming from Trinoma or North Avenue in Quezon City this is the highway or major on your right facing west towards Quiapo. Traverse the subway and in a couple of minutes you’ll be on the edge of the highway which is very obvious with the presence of clear signboards pointing to NLEX.. Head west or LEFT-TURN to that Mindanao Ave.-Smart Connect road to take the first Toll plaza.

Turn Right towards NLEX

TURN – RIGHT to North Luzon Expressway , if head straight you’ll miss the entry and you need to make a u-turn ahead and turn Right, now using the Cloverleaf .

Exit at SCTEX-Clark

After travelling for more than a distance of 75 kilometers, you are now ready to enter the very First EXIT from the NLEX by going rightmost lane and follow the rounding interchange road to Toll way of SCTEX, Clark Airport.

KEEP LEFT towards NLEX-SCTEX

Head straight and KEEP LEFT to continue towards direction of SCTEX and TPLEX expressways. This time the speed limit is well monitored by several mobile highway patrols, CCTV’s, and radar system which are strategically in place across the expressway. You’ll notice of some apprehension once you reach the next Toll plaza.

KEEP RIGHT follow signs for Concepcion- Hacienda Luisita-Tarlac-Baguio TPLEX

It wont be too long that you gotta keep right to traverse the expressway bearing the signboard read as Clark North, Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac, and Baguio City, TPLEX . This will lead you to interconnect with the last expressway prior to exit to the town in reaching the basilica.

CONTINUE to Tarlac-Pangasinan-LaUnion Expressway

Head straight towards the Tarlac – Pangasinan – La Union Expressway, this time you have an option where to exit as there are two exit points that were both manageable and convenient for your own decision. Urdaneta Toll Plaza exit or the Binalonan Toll Plaza. If you have plans to take breakfast or lunch at the Urdaneta town you have to take that exit but if not, then go ahead to the last and near the destination exit which is the Binalonan exit.

EXIT to BINALONAN Toll Plaza

After a more or less 182 kilometers of travelling or an hour and a half travel time, you are now on the last leg of the route. From the exit toll plaza, the basilica is more or less 9 kilometers away and you can be there with the traffic included at more or less in half an hour.

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag

 Above is the Google Earth captured image showing its relation to road coming from the exits. The listed distance was 191 kilometers with a travel time of 2 hours and 23 minutes passing thru the NLEX, SCTEX and TPLEX. I’m encouraging you to leave early in the morning and leave the place after lunch if you’re allergic to traffic… take note that there is no such thing as peak season in trekking the road or the expressway since you’ll be sharing it with those traveler’s going to their respective provinces such as Tarlac, Dagupan, Nueva Eicija and even Baguio City.

Pangasinan City is rich in history when it comes to food and delicacies… locals will offer you “papaitan” and “tupig” , both are worth a try ! But before anything else, a solemn prayer and silent wishes is what you were there for and there’s no better way to spend it by lighting a candle in one of the sections of the holy basilica.

Planning your trip ahead is one of the best thing to do if it requires you to drive to less than 6 hours back and forth. Keep with you enough drinking water as you dont want to get upset stomach after trying those local foods which are all alien to your digestion system.

I hope these eight frame instructional guide will make your trip handy and serve more than what you are looking for, have a safe trip ahead and God Bless Everyone!

“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, ” I am the way and the truth and the life. no once comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

A short or long trip requires the same preparation. – Paquito

Kidney Care 101 Prevention is Better than Cure!

Buon giorno to all my dear reading followers around the globe and also to all my fellow bloggers especially from Europe! Lets discuss our health as the holiday season is just around the corner.

According to health stats pertaining to patients age bracket when it comes to Kidney diseases, a surge in the youth or teenage level have risen tremendously which they carefully related to the modern lifestyle, fast pace nature of doing daily things and most importantly to the trending demand to be abreast or updated with the ins and out of the society. The fast technological advancements have somehow dictated the human pace in dealing the high demand or immediate responses and arriving at solutions in a race to tucked in that business goals and keep the resource in the mainstream which according to many is the name of the game. But for every nature of speed it requires the human responses and it also has the biggest potential to take toll to our health if we fail to identify the pros and cons attach to it…,  on a long term basis. As mentioned earlier Kidney diseases has been seeing its rise in hospital and specialty clinic records specifically the utilization or application of Hemodialysis unit in treating the disease.

Allow me to share the following which were lifted from one of the social media source which are worth your time to read and be aware of , not only for your own consumption but for all your loved ones information and awareness. Happy reading and please be informed that it is FREE to share …

Common and executable ways to avert the menace of Kidney Disease

  • Stop the delayed action going to a toilet. Keeping your urine in your bladder for too long is a bad idea. A full bladder can cause bladder damage. The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine re-flux is back to the ureter and kidneys, toxic substances can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and nephritis, plus uremia. When nature calls…,  do it as soon as possible.
  • Consuming too much salt is a big NO. , 5.8 grams of salt daily -recommended by health experts.
  • Eating too much meat, especially red ones. Too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxin that is very destructive to your kidneys. More meat equals more kidney damage., but if you’re on a muscle building program just make sure you do your training.
  • Drinking too much caffeine. Caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering. You should cut down the amount of sodas, energy drinks, performance enhancing drink on a daily basis.
  • Not or unable to drink that precious water. Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don’t drink enough, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn’t enough fluid to drain them through kidneys. It is highly recommended to drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water: Look at the color of your urine; the lighter the color, the better.
  • Late treatment. Treat all your health problems properly and have your health checked regularly. Beloved and my dear, let’s help ourselves… We all do have the tendencies to seek clinical help once it turn into an enduring pain, dont delay the trip to those health facilities… the longer you delays it, the higher the accumulations of bad bacteria to your system becomes. and with this medicines try to ask your doctor as according to many  they are very dangerous: D-Cold; Vicks Action-500; Actified; Coldarin; Cosome; Nice;  Nimulid; Cetrizet-D as these contain Phenyl Propanol-Amide PPA which causes Strokes and are banned.

Adding these Important Health Tips:

  1.  Answer phone calls with the left ear.
  2.  Don’t take your medicine with cold water….
  3.  Don’t eat heavy meals after 5pm.
  4.  Drink more water in the morning, less at night.
  5.  Best sleeping time is from 10pm to 4 am.
  6.  Don’t lie down immediately after taking medicine or after meals.
  7.  When phone’s battery is low to last bar, don’t answer the phone; the radiation is 1000 times higher than the required limit.

It’s never too late to care for your health for you are unaware where it’ll end. – Paquito

How to Stay Productive During the ASEAN Summit

It’ll gonna be the longest forced-vacation ever for the students and working group covering the metropolis and some parts of the outskirts due to the country’s hosting of ASEAN Summit, an annual event aimed at strengthening bilateral ties not only in economics and security relative to terrorism and climate change holistic response. A five consecutive day’s holiday will start Saturday till Wednesday were imposed to the general public in order to ensure that the daily chaotic public order will be lessen specially the traffic congestions along the famous highway 54 or what they called EDSA.

People have booked several vacation spots and trip outside the city to take advantage of the rare chance and enjoy it with their families. You must be thinking how to spend it also in a most productive way.

Staying productive during such occasion is very challenging to those who keep to face the next 24!hours without adaptable preparation and concrete plans. We’re not to discuss here about the Plan to Fail / Fail to Plan thing but just mere suggestion which we all knew are very much accessible or available right into your nose.

  • If you are a student cramming to be abreast of your classes then this is a chance to catchup and keep pace with the class lessons and projects. Speed reading and analysis is what I can humbly suggest for you, read, read, read and you’ll be amazed in the end how fast you’ve absorbed the tail of your shortcomings. Do it but wait a minute, did I forgot to tell you to start first with where you are weakest at ? Simply saying spend more time with the difficult ones and a little to those easier ones!
  • You like to keep updated with your social media accounts, post significant photos relevant to the summit. Again, read the broadsheets and stream the news but avoid fake news. At least you’re on the same page with the happenings of your country.
  • Get in touch with your old pals and keep in touch with your current group even if or special your family decided to go out of the city … the most important is.. you are well connected.
  • Time to pick up those yoga mat and wear that sweat shirts, hit the gym ! Staying or coping up in shape can be achieve with the 5-day Short Training Regimen. Come Thursday classes am pretty sure that your classmates will ask you what on earth they’ve missed with that 5 days vacation. Call me if they’ve reached more than 10!
  • The All Saints & All Souls’ Day Holiday was too short isn’t it ? Now is the best time to spend it with your loved ones, have a picnic with them while remembering the dead this time without the stress of going back in a hush for the next morning work day. Just bring scented candles to complete the deal.

See there’s plenty to do that even the scheduled holiday is too short for so many options ahead of you. Now it’s a lucky day for you since you can map out the most possible and doable activity for the next Six Days… did I mentioned it right ? YES I did for today is also a No-Classes day! What a perks you got …

It’s doesn’t require you of an outcome of tangibles to label what you’ve done as productive.. it comes also a lot in intangible ways… – Paquito

KIA – SMB Trade

It’s not that simple but an overly complicated basic decision only the team management knew of… right from the very start with respect to their rebuilding strategy and in keeping the organization’s mission to exist with the powerhouse in the league.

Decision…, simple or not is the very start of a new beginning. – Paquito

 

Getting Notice on a Wrong Note

The long overdue program for the modernization of the country’s icon Jeepney had made the government suspended it’s office operations the very first day of workweek including the school’s operation nationwide. Several groups of operators, drivers and their stakeholders have decided through an announcement of their countrywide strike to get notice of their disapproval of the (sic) modernization program.

What constitute a strike, why it’s been the prevalent mode of airing grievances, why people tend to go to the road and create disturbance of paralyzing size?

The answer has been written and rewritten the histogram of success, which is getting nothing notice on  a wrong note!

We can take the road, either to success or chaos and end up victor in our own thoughts. – Paquito

Have a safe ride going to work and returning home.

Paquito Quote for the Day 42

Hello my dear readers and fellow bloggers! My apologies for keeping it too long to up the latest article and upcoming ones as I’ve just gotten into the mainstream of corporate world once more and looking forward to it with aim in view of long term with finality of tenure… challenging isn’t it? Anyway here’s an instances that do normally a part of your daily grind and am pretty sure you’ve been finding the best answer in Goggle, fret no more as this will somehow fit in with yours too! Happy reading and again let me ask you, Do you find this helpful and relevant ? then you are free to share it thru infinity.

How often do you encounter miscues, misinterpretation and miscommunication? Does your day to day challenge forms an integral part of it? If yes, then you’re not alone who have such predicament even if you don’t wish for it. And the good thing about it is that’ll make you see yourself in a better perspective in carrying out yourself for some instances more often than not to get the best out of it.

Without it means you’re not a good person to deal with, the lack of substance in whatever you’re presently dealing about makes you an idle one and not the most sought after guy at that moment in time.

Carry on and be the best that you can be even if it means dropping some peanuts and bits of pieces of your wits just to clear things out at their own expectation.

Don’t forget the cannoli , said one guy. – Paquito

PRAY FOR LAS VEGAS

PRAY FOR LAS VEGAS

Prayers for the innocent souls lost in one of the most tragic and horrifying shooting incident in the modern day history of the United States of America. This senseless act must stop not only in America but in every corners of the world.

Security lapses and bribery played part in this bastard act with ten firearms being able to breezed through “strict security blanket” – Paquito

 

October 2017

Time really speed up whenever the calendar folded the first three quarters of the year and the next thing that we can think about is the best remaining months we got to do things in a faster and meaningful way we could.

The month of October is a great opportunity to plan the doable and achievable goals with  the more realistic ones propelling a new start for the coming year.

October is the start of one of the biggest sports event in the world, the NBA season official opening month. The annual celebration of Halloween festival is the most significant event of the month.

Lastly , your very own Paquito is an Scorpion born on October!

Legends are born on October just like when Henry Ford’s T-Model universal car went on sale for the first time in 1908. – Paquito