Saturday, November 28, 2009

Leave It to the Geeks!

This post was never meant to offend or degrade geeks all over the cyberworld but it's actually my way of thanking them and praising them for their great knowledge and skills. I especially am happy with the geeks at Web Hosting Geeks.

I am someone who loves blogging and should I dare say self obsessed and narcissistic (wait they both are the same right?) that's why I have a blog that is named after myself. But having a domain requires a need for web hosting and I wouldn't have chosen the right one from hundreds or thousands of web hosting companies.

Blogging used to be such a pain and was a cause of my headaches but thanks to the articles, lessons, and reviews that Web Hosting Geeks had I was able to learn a lot and was able to differentiate the difference between different types of web hosting such as dedicated server or vps hosting.

I actually used to pay a fortune with my last web host but with the help I got I was able to switch to a different web host that was affordable and yet provided me with all my web hosting needs. This is why it's always great to have a geek around.

Materialistic and Insecurities

This topic isn't new to me and I think that I have blogged about this over and over again but there are some things that never get old because these topics are regular occurring events that needs to be reflected upon. But then again this is my blog so I can do and say what ever I want.

Yes I am materialistic I admit to that but the things that excites me or bring joy and fun into my boring life are things that I cherish and find importance. Materials or worldly things can become in a sense "important" or "irreplaceable" because certain emotions and memories are attached to them thus the birth of mementos and of course idols or icons.

But to me, the material things that makes me happy are the things that I have strive for. I worked my but to get these things so to be called materialistic or an air head is truly unfair (no one actually called me a materialistic person, just saying).

I admit that I wasn't born into a rich family or lived in a luxurious home. I wasn't poor but we were able to get by and live a decent and comfortable life. It's just unfortunate that I grew up in a community or environment where everyone was stinking rich! I hated it and really felt insecure when my classmates where picked up by new cars and personal body guards and I on the other hand had to wait for my always late father driving an outdated Toyota. I was always embarrassed with our car and I especially hate it when people look down at me.

So thus I grew up as a materialistic bastard who needs to gather expensive items to make a statement and protect my pride and social status. But don't get me wrong, I may want to look impressive but I know how to act appropriately around other people. When I deal with people who are less fortunate than me who are kind and respectful, I show them the same gratitude. I never make them feel like trash and I support and approve the idea that they are my equals. I actually am uncomfortable and sometimes ashamed that I have something that they will never ever have (not to sound self important). But there are people who are trash but act like they're something so I don't even bother conversing with them. If they do interact with me I follow the Golden Rule: Be sociable and I will be sociable but be a douche and I will show you the 7 levels of hell.

I really look up to the several blessed people I know and by blessed I mean wealthy and have an abundant source of income. The rich people I know and love to associate with are people who may live big but don't have big heads. I never associate myself with uber rich people with nasty personalities because I'll just feel insignificant and insecure but wait that's not the point.

The point I'm trying to make is that it doesn't hurt to dress nice and act civilized and refined as long as you don't step on other people. So if people hate you and call you an effing materialistic loser (again no one called me this) then it's their problem! It's not your fault that they're poor and miserable, you have everything you have right now because you worked hard for it and for someone to barge into your life and call you a fucking coffee stirrer (yes someone called me this and it really hit a nerve) is a reason to dress up to show that you are actually not a poor bastard just trying his best to live a decent life (not that being one is bad). If you don't act civilized and refined then people would judge you as a fucking contract worker but then contract workers would hate you because then you're a fucking show off!

Society sucks! This is why the rich and the poor never mix well together. This social stigma will never go away because of how people operate.

Damn, this post really ended badly.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11 Year Old Mother

What on earth is happening to the world?! First was the story of a 13 Year Old Father and now this! But it seems that people aren't surprised that this is happening and some would even disregard this as something natural since it normally happens nowadays.

Call me old-fashioned but I still can't accept a minor bearing kids and raising their own family. If I had a daughter or a son, I would never let anything like this happen. They said that there is nothing that can stop love but logic and reason must always prevail especially in these kinds of situations. If they really loved each other, they would have waited and prepared themselves before finally having a child.

The father really deserves to go to jail because he should have known better than to corrupt and destroy the life of a minor. Doing the deed is bad enough but doing it with out any protection is just plain irresponsible and stupid.

I just hope that stories such as this one would deter young couples from deciding to have babies. I just fear that this would actually inspire or promote pre-adolescent marriages and unions.

A Guide to the World of Web Hosting

I'm actually not what you would call a professional blogger or expert in web design and web hosting. I'm actually just like each and every one of you out there who have no clue about HTML, DNS, or what ever jargons and internet lingo that is out there.

I'm familiar with some of the terms yes but I am a total neophyte when it comes to these things that is why I rely heavily on web hosting guides. It really helps if you understand some of the terms so that you won't be completely lost when choosing your own website host. There are several things to consider when choosing your own website host such as the server's operating software, database server software, and what kind of control panel the domain would provide you with as well as other extras and essentials.

To those who don't know the concept of website hosting,  it's actually a service provided where you can store all your website data in a server where it can easily be retrieved on the world wide web when needed. There are several web hosting companies out there but it really helps if you read reviews and ratings of the top 10 websites before making a huge decision as to where you would do business with.

I highly recommend that you go over these helpful tips, guides, and articles by Web Hosting Rating before you make the long term decision of who you would trust to make sure that your website stays online on the internet.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I will be lying if I said that the movie 2012 didn't bother me at all. Well for starters, it's the end of the world! everyone is going to die and everyone is oblivious to this because the government is keeping it a secret. Second, only a select few will survive the end of the world because they either have superior genes or if they have loads of money

But whatever, the movie was actually very unrealistic and hilarious that even with the multimillion production cost, I wouldn't imagine the end of the world the way they portrayed it. But again, it is true that thinking about the end of the world is a terrifying act.

It's terrifying because you are made to reflect and do some introspection. The end itself is not actually the problem but the thought that you never accomplished anything in your life or that you have some unfinished business is agonizing.

I'm actually glad that I have enjoyed the 21 years of living here on Earth. I was blessed enough to be born into a great family (not the best but they're mine) and that I have accomplished my short term goals as of the moment. So if the world would end right now, I'm glad that I'm here at home with my family with me. I can accept the end of the world freely because I have come to accept that death is unavoidable and that if it's your time, you can either struggle or just accept it. Although one mustn't give up one's life so easily but it's the end of the world. The entire world will blow up and disintegrate so why waste your time and energy running when you can make most of the time that you have left with your loved ones.

Oh well, life is really short so we should always treasure each and every day as if it were our last one. It's so easy to say but it is so hard to follow in real life.

Getting Cheap Printer Ink Cartridges

These days when people go out and buy a printer, they would check the print resolution, the scanner resolution, the printing speed, and they would also want to check if the printer can send/receive fax or if it can print wirelessly.

What people forget to take in to consideration when buying a printer is the ink cartridges. People would check how much the printer would cost but they would never ask how much it would cost to operate that particular printer. Some smart consumers do ask how much the inkjet printer cartridges would cost and this information is important because people don't know that their ink cartridge replacements actually costs more than their printer. This is how printer manufacturers end up recovering their lost profit on their cheap printer sales.

But it is good to know that one could actually find discounted ink cartridges at Sam's Club. It's awesome that they offer free shipping on some of their ink cartridges and that they still carry certain hard-to-find ink cartridges for older printer models so one wouldn't need to buy a new printer anytime soon.

Aside from selling ink cartridges for a very low price, Sam's Club also has InkJet Cartridge Refill Kits which are perfect for businesses who wants to cut down on office supplies costs. With the refill kits, one doesn't have to replace the entire cartridge (especially for the tri-color cartridges) because one could just refill a particular color.

In an unpredictable economy, it sure helps to buy wisely in order to save for a rainy day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stinky People

I'm really quite surprised to encounter extremely foul smelling people here in Canada. And I'm not saying the regular body odour, I mean really stinky! I could actually feel my throat literally burn from their smell. It smells like milk that has gone bad with cigarettes mixed into them, but worst!

I would understand if they smell bad because they're impoverished and are homeless but these stinky people that I encounter actually have money to spare. I don't think that taking a shower once in a while, deodorant, and cologne would cost a fortune. Seriously, I would pay them to stay away from me.

It's just too bad that I'm just too nice and polite to tell them that they really really stink and I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole.

It's not that I'm being elitist or being snobby, it's just that there are certain smells that my nose can't tolerate and stinky people is one of those smells I would never want to sniff. I really wonder how they can tolerate the way they smell. I wouldn't last a week with out bathing so if I were somehow be transferred into their body, I would go take a long bath and drown myself with cologne.

To those people who don't believe in personal hygiene, I respect your decision. But please understand that I also have the right to breath in fresh, clean air. So before you go out of your house and mingle with other people, please take  ashower or at least wear some cologne to mask your stench.

This is a very touchy topic indeed and a common reality indeed so I just want to speak out my thoughts on this matter.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Move Me

As the day of our move fast approaches, all I could think of is the headache of moving. Well it`s actually my mom who should do all the worrying with our move and House Conveyancing but I just can`t help but feel that I have some share of the responsibility.

The date of our move isn`t a great one too. We will be moving in the middle of winter so I`m already imagining knee deep snow and freezing temperatures. it`s not a pretty sight so you could really imagine why I`m stressed out. I`m not really happy with the thought of having to carry all our heavy furniture so I`m glad that I know of a way to save me from my moving dilemmas.

To lessen the anxiety of moving, I`m actually checking out the website Move Me. It has absolutely everything that you need to know about moving. Knowing what you actually need to do on the day of your move makes everything look so simple. There are tips and information on how to go about transferring your utilities, changing your mailing address, home insurance, and even Property Conveyancing.

Move Me even provides you free quotes and links you to several companies (like a removal company or utilities for example) that will give you the best deal. Imagine, Move Me actually creates a move planner for you. Everything that you need to do is all laid out on a calendar so you don`t have to stress yourself out worrying on what you should do or what you forgot to do. And the best part of it all is that Move Me doesn`t charge you a single cent.

We've actually gotten hold of  a Conveyancing Solicitor so all the paper works and  legal aspects of transferring our old property to another owner. So far so good, everything is turning out great! So wish me luck on my move!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1 Year and 6 Months

In all honesty, it doesn't feel like 1 year and 6 months has come to pass since I first set foot in Canada. I can still remember vividly the last days that I spent with my friends and family in the Philippines, the goodbyes, and of course the family friends who welcomed us to Edmonton. I can still remember the chilly weather and the smell of spring in the air. I can remember the dread I felt as I looked out the airplane window.

So many things have happened in my life, both good and bad. It used to be mostly bad. I was really depressed and was about to give up but I'm glad that my life has finally become better now. I am happier and I now have hope for the future.

Time really flew fast this time and I can't believe that it's almost time to enter a new chapter in my life, school.

I'm amazed how I was able to survive the past few months of mental torture but I guess taking things slowly and surviving each and every day is the way to go. Because if all I do is wait for the distant future, it would really make the waiting unbearable and I wouldn't be able to focus on what is important in the present.

On wards to the future!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lovey Dovey

Hello world!

I know, it's such a bad way to start a blog post but this just shows that my head isn't screwed right as of the moment. I am once again in my weird and stupid state. All my thoughts and sanity seems to be misplaced somewhere so I seem to be aloof and out of it. Well I only have anime to blame.

Yes these past few days I have been obsessing over anime that's all about the slice of life. Well to be honest, they are more about the daily romance of high school couples. I've been enjoying Bokura ga Ita and Lovely Complex.

I don't know why but right now I feel like a high school teenager desperately looking for love. Just watching these anime makes me kind of jealous of their happiness and it makes me kind of think of how wonderful it would be to have someone who you love more than anyone else and that someone shares the feeling of love mutually. I know that these kind of things only happens in the movies and they are totally fictitious but it doesn't hurt to be hopeful.

But real life isn't as beautiful or colorful as you may think. I had my own share of experience with love and I have to say that I totally suck at it. I could never say that I've never loved someone truly nor did anyone love me back. It was either I was being used or I was the one using someone. Either way, wishful thinking plays a major role in finding happiness in the charade called a relationship.

In my past relationships, there are so many things I regret but there are also things that I am thankful for. In the end, it's either I hurt someone or I get hurt. But love is a hit or miss kind of thing. You just have to try and try and find that someone that would really make you happy.

I wonder what the future holds for me?