Thursday, September 28, 2006

Fucking, Austria

Fucking (IPA: /ˈfʊkɪŋ/—the "u" is pronounced like the "u" in English "put") is a small settlement (population c. 150), part of the municipality of Tarsdorf, in the Innviertel region of western Upper Austria, located at 48°02′59″N, 12°50′59″E, bordering Bavaria. [2] It is near the city of Salzburg. The village is known to have existed as “Fucking” since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. “Ing” is an old Germanic suffix meaning “people”; thus Fucking, in this case, means “place of Focko’s people”. [3]

The name, spelled identically to the gerund form of the often-used English profanityfuck,” is often found amusing by Anglophones. In German the name has no obvious associations, amusing or otherwise, although most German speakers are aware of the English word. The German equivalent of “to fuck,” regarded as equally vulgar to the English word, is ficken (IPA [ˈfɪkən]).

The settlement’s most famous feature is a traffic sign with its name on it beside which English-speaking tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. The sign is the most commonly stolen street sign in Austria.[4] Significant amounts of public funds are spent on replacing the stolen signs. In August 2005 the road signs were replaced with theft-proof signs welded to steel and secured in concrete to make the signs harder to take. [5]

On some photographs that can also be found through the Internet, below the sign with the name "Fucking" there is another sign with a picture of two children and the words "Bitte — nicht so schnell!" meaning "Please — not so fast!" Apparently this type of sign is a common reminder around the area for drivers to keep their speed down for the saftey of children, but the double meaning was found humorous to many of the german-speaking tourists. [6]

In 2004, owing to the stolen signs and embarrassment over the name, a vote was held on changing the name, but the residents voted against doing so.

Coincidentally there is a small municipality just over the border in Bavaria, Germany called Petting, which is a loanword meaning Foreplay in German.

To All My Fellow Bloggers

Thank you so much for taking time to read my silly posts hehehe.... I really appreciate it. I want you guys to know that I also browse and read your thoughts but it's just a shame that I can't post any comments since I'm already on the Beta version of blogger and I can't revert to my old account huhuhu... The beta version is cool but I hope they get to finish the renovations to this beta stuff soon hehehe....

Take care you guys! Hey I saw Dara this afternoon! I'm really glad that she's already back. Anyhow... have to do homework so 'till next time... :)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Metabolise! (Biochemistry Song)


Music: Breaking Free (Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens)

Rendition of: Edgar Vincent Peñano Bautista

We’re thirsty, hungry
Our cells are dying
And there’s no energy

If we’re lucky
We can make it tomorrow

I know what we really need

Food rich with carbohydrates

And with all those sugar
We’ll have ATP

But there are still bonds to break

Glycosidic Bonds

Chorus #1
No! Glucose
Glucose is known as an aldohexose
If we need it
Use glycolysis.
To release energy.
Wait we’re forgetting something
We need other macromolecules

Oh yes I forgot about
Proteins and Enzymes

Eating different kinds of food

So we can be healthy

Chorus #2
Troy: Metabolise!
Gabriella: We’re eating’
Troy: Yeah eating!
Eat lots of protein for our cell’s functions.
And for enzymes
and antibodies


Yeah proteins
The body’s proteins
Consists of amino acids
There are twenty
Linked with peptide bonds

Let’s name some
Essential Amino Acids




Valine, what else?


Chorus #3
Gabriella: DNA
Troy: RNA
They’re made of phosphate and nitrogenous bases

Pentose Sugar

Troy: Deoxyribose for DNA
Ribose for RNA
Water In
Water Out
You can change them
By synthesis and hydrolysis
Biochem is fun!
Troy: But it’s already time…
Gabriella: we’re breaking free
Troy: we’re breaking free

You must know your Biochem
To truly understand… us…

Knowing Organic Chemistry (Chemistry Song)

Knowing Organic Chemistry

Music: Start of Something New (Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens)

Rendition of: Edgar Vincent Peñano Bautista

Living in my own world
Didn't understand
What things are really made of
And how they’re formed
Encountering Organic Chem

Oh I then could see
The beauty of C & H

And all the possibilities
I know that it’s in the bonds
Always covalent bonds
And right here I know

This could be the start
Of something new
Like formaline
To preserve all things
And then adding in more C’s

Then saturate

The start of something new

Now who'd of ever thought that
Benzene is really Bad!
With its six Carbon Chain (Carbon, Carbon)
Electrons delocalized

I know it’s a carcinogen

Maybe a mutagen

I know it for real

This could be the start
Of something new
Like Aspirin
To relieve our pain

And then adding functional groups
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

I never knew that it could happen
With just hydrolysis and hydration
I didn't know it before
But now it's easy to see

It's a start
Of something new
Tires and shampoo
Made from polymers
And now cleaving of some C’s
Or repositioning

That it's the start
Of something new
It feels so right
To know all these things
And now looking through Organic Chem

I feel in my heart
The start of something new
Start of something new

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sex Sells

It really is funny how people are so attracted to the topic about sex... but what is in sex that is so likable? Before you get me wrong this topic is PG-rated as well as this blog but let us tackle this very strange controversy.

I have noticed that in every form of advertisement there is always a tinge of sex, if not, all out sexual message is seen. Pervertive acts, words, and even thoughts are already made normal in this era and it is quite alarming.

What ever happened to true love? What happened to purity? I blame the media for this. The media is what sets trends, the what's good and whats bad; the what's hot and what's not. But I also think that the people who follow these trends are stupid. Why do they have to be such stereotypes?!

I can excuse the stupid teens for being so stupid and horny but even some adults are not to be excused from this excessive lust. Whatever happened to the saying that the adults are suppose to set an example?

I think that money and sex are the roots of all evil. These are the structural sins of society... I just hope that we put an end to this soon and reclaim our souls...

I don't want to sound like a righteous Christian but really... I don't think that I am all good... I am also a sinner... I just realized my mistakes.

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

I am really happy that I got to finish watching the 70 episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura (CCS), the 2 Movies and Tomoyo-Chan's Action Video Diaries but somehow a trace of sadness is within my heart...

I can't believe that a months worth of thrilling adventure and fantasy is finally coming to an end... I will wiss you Sakura-chan... buhuhu...

Oh damn you people... don't think that I am childish for loving anime so much! If you only know the great joy it brings to me. Anime has thought me so many lessons in life and it is because of anime that I am more inspired than ever!

I really am going to hear Sakura's chant when she releases the power of the star wand and I am going to miss Li-kun's blushing face whenever he sees Sakura and his sweet voice... Sakura is really cute too!

Anyway... I don't want to summarize what Cardcaptor Sakura is and explain what I am talking about because you can only search the web using my search bar to the left and you would be amazed to know that I am not the only one tranquilized by the fantastic story line and cuteness of Cardcaptor Sakura. I am going to post a link of the site where I got hold of my CCS episodes. I really am thankful for this site. When I am rich enough I'll donate money big time to this site for making me so happy...

Hmm... the simple pleasures in life...

As Sakura-chan keepson uttering, "I will definitely be ok..."

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Xavier student charged for game hacking

Xavier student charged for game hacking

A third-year college student of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro is being sued and is under investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for allegedly hacking a new online game and posting its "cheat" codes in the Internet.
A formal complaint has been formally filed in the NBI against Camilo Lozano III, described by the legal counsel of complainant Webzen Inc. as a "chronic" game hacker.
A press statement earlier issued by Webzen, developer of the online game MU, erroneously claimed the NBI has arrested Lozano this week. But Elfren Meneses, chief of the agency?s Anti-Computer Crimes Division, denied this since the case was only filed last Tuesday.
"There is no arrest made yet because we still have to send our agents to Cagayan de Oro to investigate," Meneses said in an interview, adding that computer experts from the NBI Manila office have yet to look at the evidence of the case.
Atty. Salvador Belaro Jr. of Belaro & Associates, counsel for Webzen, said the company?s technical consultants, together with NBI agents in Cagayan de Oro, conducted an initial investigation on the activities of Lozano prior the filing of the complaint.
Lozano, who uses the call sign "Camilord," is allegedly one of the country?s most notorious hackers who is on the NBI?s list for hacking into software applications, the statement from Webzen said.
Belaro said investigators said Lazano posted "cheat" programs in his personal website which other hackers frequented. "Perhaps because he?s still young, he was brave enough to proclaim to the world that he had hacked the game."
The alleged student hacker is being charged for violating provisions of the IP Code and E-Commerce Law, according to Belaro. If convicted, the suspect could face imprisonment and civil damages.
"He (Lozano) could be also liable for more damages for destroying the goodwill of the whole gaming community," Belaro said, noting the introduction of MU Online in the country has brought with it millions of pesos in investment that has created jobs for computer science and other graduates.
The same statement also said the NBI raided two Internet cafes in the same city for suspicion of operating private servers providing illegal access to an unauthorized version of MU. The raid resulted in the seizure of R2 million in computers and peripherals.
Belaro said the anti-piracy enforcement efforts were the first ever conducted by Webzen in the Philippines

Wednesday, September 13, 2006



Death may be the greatest fear of some people but to some death is what they crave for. Death may strike in many forms, accidents, murder, old age, in one’s sleep, and etc. It happens when you least expect it. A quick and painless death is what every one wants but not everyone is lucky. Death usually occurs slowly and painfully in the form of disease and one can only wait and watch helplessly as one’s life passes by and comes to an end.
Cancer ranks third in the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. It can occur at any age and in any social class, no one is safe from this disease. Cancer is like a silent killer that strikes without you knowing. You only know when the cancer has progressed to a larger scale, multiplying and spreading throughout one’s body unnoticed until it is too late to perform any treatment. It’s like being stabbed with out you knowing and you only realized this when it’s too late.
I have seen and read many movies and books of real people going through cancer. My own Godmother had this disease and I know how she really fought to live for her family and keep her family together. Cancer had changed their lives totally. They went through not only the pain while undergoing treatment but also through emotional pain, fear, and even denial. They need not only the treatment for the disease but they also needed spiritual support to keep them strong. Being alone during this time can be very hard because one can fall into a state of depression and hopelessness and will just embrace death just like that.
In the Philippines however, not every one can afford to undergo treatment so even if they have a huge chance of being cured of cancer they cannot avail of the expensive procedures and I find this unfair.
I empathize with the patients with cancer because I know how it is to be sick. Being sick is the last thing that I want to happen to me and a mere fever is already too much for me and I really suffer. So I am really amazed at the people afflicted with cancer, I am amazed at their strong will to undergo chemotherapy and endure the pain. I especially am amazed at the children with cancer.
Having knowledge of cancer and other diseases had really changed my perspective in health. It is really scary to think of the possibilities that I might acquire any of these diseases. It simply sends chill down my spine as I am made to think of a scenario where I have cancer. This is why I am more interested and more motivated in pursuing nursing, as I want to be able to save a life someday by being able to educate people of proper health practices and learn more of these diseases and how to treat them. I only hope that treatment for cancer may improve in the future and have lesser side effects and of course may be affordable even for the poor cancer patients.
Only one-third of all cancers are curable if detected early so yearly check-ups are really needed. We should invest in our health because what will money do if we are dead? But prevention is always better than being treated so one should always practice good health habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We only have one life, let us not let negligence destroy it.

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Virus Warning


Advisory sent in by LIGHTHOUSE
Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden Captured" or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.

You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached filed called "Invitation" regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch that "burns" the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. That is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it. If you receive a mail called "invitation" , though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.