Indignus Vernula

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Alamat ng Kalabaw, Sari-Sari, Atbp… Isa na namang “random” post.

Posted by Indignus Vernula on October 13, 2007

Feeling ko bisita ako dito… well feeling ko lang naman yun. Tinatamad lang talaga ako gumawa ng post. Saka busy din pala ako. Oo, busy talaga ako. Kaya ito nagbabalik akong muli. Teka bakit ba ganyan ang title nito?

Alamat ng kalabaw… etong sa ‘yo kung sino ka man na naghahanap ng alamat ng kalabaw!

Noong unang panahon ang balat ng kalabaw ay hindi katulad ng sa ngayon. Ganoon din ang sa baka. Silang dalawa ay mabuting mag-kaibigan. Isang araw, ang kalabaw ay niyaya ng baka na maligo sa isang ilog. Pagdating nila roon, hinubad ang kanilang damit at tumalon sila sa tubig.

Ilang oras ang nakaraan, naalala ng kalabaw na tanghali na at sila ay kailangan ng kanilang amo. Sinabi niya sa kanyang kasama na mabuti pa’y sila ay umuwi na. Ibig na ring umuwi ng baka. Sa kanilang pagmamadali ang damit ng baka ay naisuot ng kalabaw at ang damit naman ng kalabaw ay naisuot ng baka. Hindi nila naalala hanggang naabutan sila ng kanilang amo, at hinabol silang pauwi. Hanggang ngayon hindi pa sila nagpapalitan ng damit.

Ano naman gagawin mo sa alamat ng kalabaw? Sa tuwing nagchecheck ako ng blog stats ko (feeling ko naman ang dami nabisita) eh laging may naghahanap ng alamat ng kalabaw. Sorry na lang dahil hindi ako ang nag-post nun. At sorry rin dahil sa susunod na maghahanap ka ng alamat ng kalabaw ay ako pa rin ang lalabas! Bwahahaha! Hehehe…

Hehehe… bakit ba lagging ganyan ang sinasabi sa mga messages?
Aba malay ko! Nakikiganyan din ako pero minsan naiisip ko na hindi kaya naiinis yung kausap ko kapag nakakakita siya ng “hehehe” sa binabasa niya? Hehehe (yan na naman!). Pero naisip ko rin na mas gusto ko na mabasa yan kaysa he3x (hahahaha!), LOLZ, lol, lmfao (nung una nahiwagaan pa ako jan!), at may mga nagtitipid na he2x lang ang nilalagay. Huuuwhaaaaatttt?! (teka nagtatanong ba ako o nagugulat?)

Bakit sa random category ako may pinakamaraming post? Isa nga ba akong random person?

Ay kabayo!
Totoo! Ang aga ko dumating sa trabaho nung isang araw. Pupungas-pungas pa ako nung umakyat ako sa unit ko. Naglalakad ako sa corridor ng pagliko ko ay nakita ko ang baklang katrabaho ko na humihikab habang naglalakad. Magugulatin talaga ako kaya napatili ako ng “Ay kabayo!” Bwahahaha! FYI, Pinoy ang majority ng mga katrabaho ko kaya naman naghagikgikan sila. I felt sorry for the guy gay kasi he was really pissed! Ang sa kin naman eh nagulat talaga ako.

What comes around, goes around…
Ilang oras bago magtapos ang shift ko, nadulas naman ako! Need I say more? Anong sinabi nung kabayo kong katrabaho — Ay kalabaw! Ang bruhang yun gumaganti! Kung alam ko lang eh sinadya nyang itapon yung tubig dun. Hahahaha nakakatawa naman talaga yung hitsura ko dun at hindi pa ako kagad makabangon dahil nanghihina ako kakatawa. Nakakatawa pa rin hanggang ngayon…

$19
Banas na banas ako nung isang araw sa bahay. Pambihira nagkaron ng virus ang laptop ko. Sa sobrang inis ko minabuti ko na lang na gumala-gala muna. Maglilibot sana ako around the island at magpunta sa mga museum at mga art gallery. Kaso nung tinignan ko ang laman ng bulsa ko Bus Pass lang ang laman at $19 na barya at tagda-dollar. Eh kulang pa yun sa entrance fee eh! Kaya yun minabuti ko na lang na bumalik sa bahay at harapin ang katotohanan na wala na ang ibang files ko sa computer… bwiset! Bulok na nga tinalaban pa ng virus… uso nga talaga ang flu ngayon.

May Friendster na ang nanay ko!
Seryoso! Nagulat na lang ako nung pagka-log in ko nakita ko yung mga Friend’s Update at nakita ko ang Ninang ko (na may Friendster din) na nag-add daw siya ng new friend at yun na nga ang nanay ko! At ito pa, hindi man lang ako ininvite! What the…. ganon na ba kauso ang friendster? Hindi na ako magugulat na kung sa susunod ay may Multiply na ang tatay ko.

Juice…
Nung nakaraang buwan ang init dito, sobra. Kaya naman bumili ako ng mga juice. May bisita kaming Bisaya nung isang araw. sa init, inutusan ko yung kapatid ko na magtimpla ng juice. Eh itong bisita namin nahihiya ata sabi niya siya na lang gagawa ng juice. Eh may iba’t ibang klaseng juice ang nasa kusina… may orange, apple, powdered juice at ibang nasa lata. Eh na-confuse ata kung anong titimplahin kaya tinanong niya ako, “Uy sis, ano ba titimplahin ko? Yung orends (orange), ixtra (extra), o yung nasa lata na lang?” Nagtaka ako kung bakit may iba siyang sinabi kaya tinanong ko na “Anu-ano yung mga sinabi mo?” Edi inulit niya at positive.. may binaggit siya na extra… Kaya tanong ko “Anong extra?” “Ito oh, yung nasa pakiti ba..” Pagkakita ko, hawak niya ang isang pakete ng Extra Joss… ayun eh! Joss nga naman…

Joke lang!

Sige balitaan ko na lang kayo sa susunod, inaantok na ako eh! :-)

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In My Eyes: Daniel Razon’s 1st Solo Photo Exhibit

Posted by Indignus Vernula on September 15, 2007

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Commonly known as a media personality, public servant and an educator, Daniel S. Razon was seldom referred to as a photography artist. Although closely related to the living legend of Philippine photography and Dean of Philippine Portraiture, Roberto “Bob” Razon, he had never shown his photography works in public until the benefit group exhibit, The Hands That Feed.

 

His exposure in the said group exhibit prompted his upcoming first solo photo exhibit, In My Eyes. As Mr. Razon exposes his camera’s viewfinder anew with this exhibit comprised of his works on familiar places and landmarks in a distinctive approach giving the viewers a close-up on the sentiments and perspectives of this artist’s inner man.

 

In My Eyes exhibit will run from September 19, 2007 until October 9, 2007 at the Tintero Art and Design Studio with gallery hours from 9 AM to 7PM.

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Fake $100 bills… and how to spot them!

Posted by Indignus Vernula on July 24, 2007

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When I read the article on a newspaper, I remembered my own experience as a drive-thru cashier at Burger King. There are even fake $5 bills! At first sight, they look real, but with a closer look, you will know that it is counterfeit money.

The U.S. Secret Service is warning merchants to beware of “high quality” counterfeit bills circulating in Hawaii.

The bills are being distributed by a street gang from Los Angeles called Crips and the Bloods. The same bills are connected to other arrests in the Los Angeles area where more than $4 million worth of bills that turned up. About $150,000 worth of bills were passed in the last week in Hawaii. These bills are scattered all over the islands.

The suspects purchase items and will return it for legitimate cash… Smart huh? Yes, why? Because merchants were fooled that even if they use a counterfeit detector pen, the mark will turn out to brown, this means legal or genuine money.

The bills were printed on a “high quality” printer on paper that is close to the material used for U.S. Currency. They have also sprayed with a chemical so that counterfeit detector pens will not detect or identify these bills.

How to spot a counterfeit bill

How To Spot A Counterfeit Bill (s)

- Look for currency security threads. There should be a 100 USA on the thread. These are made of thin polymer thread that glows RED when you put it under ultra-violet light. Certain bills has different colors, like the one on $5 bills that glows blue. For other bills, there should be a 50 USA, FIVE USA, and so on.
- Genuine currency has blue and red fibers in the paper, not just printed on the paper.
- Look for distinctive and sharp printing in the border, portrait, and the treasury seal.
- Check the watermark by holding the bill up to the light. Real money should have the face of the person in the portrait that can be seen both sides. Some bill may turn out real when you mark with a counterfeit detector pen but when you hold the bill up to the light, the watermark image is different from the one on the portrait. Why? It is because…

Fake $100

- Some bills are real but there are not $100 bills! Some people bleach a $5 bill then reprint it as a $100 bill. That’s why when you feel the paper, it is the same as the other bills.

Ben Franklin as Abe Lincoln as Ben Franklin… FAKE!

- Sometimes, fake bills are shinier than the real ones.
- The color-changing ink at the 100 on the bottom right of the bill. It should change its color when you tilt it in any angles and turns black when viewed in an angle.
- Microprinted words that are printed on a specific part of the bill. The words “The United States of America” are printed as a line in the left collar of Ben Franklin’s coat. The USA 100 is repeatedly printed in the bottom left-hand corner of the bill. :-) These are so small that it is hard to see even with a magnifier.
- There are also fine lines and concentric lines in the portrait and in the Independence Hall that is difficult to reproduce with standard printers.

So there you have it. Next time you handle a $100 bill, make sure that it is real. Otherwise, report it to the police and give them a description of the person who gave it to you and where it happened. I hope this blog helped you.

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What’s on your drug label?

Posted by Indignus Vernula on July 23, 2007

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I hate taking medicines! So whenever I have to take one, I always take it with water.  I don’t like the taste and the odor of any drugs.  But after reading an article at Reader’s Digest July 2007 issue, I told myself that from now on I’m gonna follow what the label says. With or without water… :-(

Here are some warnings we should follow, from Kelly Shields, PharmD of Raabe College of Pharmacy in Ohio:

Take with a full glass of water
Water helps dilute drugs so that they will not irritate the esophagus or the stomach lining.  Water flushes the pills into the abdomen to disintegrate properly
It can also help you swallow the pill easier ;-)

A woman took her osteoporosis pills with just a sip of water even though the sticker said to drink the full glass. After that, she felt a burning in her throat. As it turns out, the pill can get stuck and may damage your esophagus. Uh-oh!

Stay out of the sun
Some drugs increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunburn.  If you usually burn in 20 minutes, it may take only 10 on that drug.

Avoid dairy
You won’t get the right dose because calcium can delay drug absorption.

Take with food
Food boosts absorption and helps reduce nausea.

Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery
Some drugs make you drowsy or dizzy and it slows the reaction time and motor skills.

Still, it is best to keep ourselves healthy.

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Geeky Handbags, and more!

Posted by Indignus Vernula on July 22, 2007

I was searching for geek accessories to go with my canvas bag and Yahoo!  gave me this site.

MIDI Keychain
Keychain made from a female MIDI plug. Great gift for girl electronic musicians!  

MIDI Keychain

Diskette Notepad
Jot down anything you can think of. It is also available in different colors.
 diskette notepad

Diskette Handbag
Carry out your stuff in geek-chic style with a purse made with 12 real floppy disks.

diskette handbag
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Duct Tape Wallet
This Duct Tape Hybrid Bifold wallet is the combination of the raw industrial style of duct tape and the clean, minimal style that will fit in any back pocket.

duct tape wallet

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Circuitboard Coasters

These are cool — you get six neat-looking circuitboard coasters that come packaged in a metal tin with a circuitboard top.

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Odin’s Rage Watch
A watch without hands!   The larger dot represents the hour hand position and the smaller dot for the minute hand position.

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High Voltage Laptop Bag
It makes you look like you have superpowers!  I like this one… :-(

High Voltage Laptop Bag

Check out these items at fractalspin.com.

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