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Halloween Tidbits: Facts or Fiction

By on Aug 30, 2011 in Miscellaneous | 2 comments

Are you tired of doing things over and over again, and willing to try something new? Moreover, do you have the guts to meet “new friends”? Well, read further more! Why not leave that chair and take off your clothes? Wear it inside out and start walking backwards to where the roads meet. Then if you’ll wait until midnight , luckily you’ll meet a witch! (Warning: If you are eager to continue, then, fine.) If you are one of those people who tremble, scream, and run away upon seeing a…ghaghaghost….then, bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near your doorway. In case you haven’t done this yet and you see a ghost on your way, grab a key and throw it to him. Eventually the ghost will disappear. By the way, one of the indications of a ghost nearby is when a candle flame suddenly turns blue. You don’t have a candle, huh? Better stock up and use one. Otherwise, you’ll never...

Uses of a Brick and a Blanket Test

By on Aug 1, 2009 in Miscellaneous | 1 comment

  I finished reading the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. To convey his idea, one of the thing he used was a Diversion Test. What I had to do was write down all the different uses I could think for the following objects: 1.  a brick 2. a blanket Since I found this activity interesting, I am sharing my answers. Actually, I listed several uses while I was reading page 97. I only  saw the answers of one student that Gladwell mentioned after I listed my answers, so I did not cheat, ok? But I guess, I had plenty of time to list more uses now, since it’s been like an hour since I read page 97. Uses for a brick: Use with other bricks to make a wall Something to get on to when you are peeking on someone else’s house window To cover a hole As a paperweight To throw to someone you don’t like (horrible idea) To use as a toy for older children wanting to build a house. To...

Stock Investing App on Facebook

By on Jul 14, 2009 in Facebook, Miscellaneous | 1 comment

I am into a lot of Facebook apps lately, if you have noticed–Typing Maniac, Farm Town, Mafia Wars, and Word Island. At the same time, I am also into investing books. So, I got curious if there is one app about investing that I could play in Facebook. Perhaps a virtual practice account in investing like the one I have in Investopedia.com. Luckily, there is a Facebook app! A stock investing simulator called kaChing, which uses the actual data in the US stock markets. So far, I like using kaChing app more than the virtual stocks account I have in Investopedia. You know why? Because I have $10,000,000 in the virtual portfolio which is a higher amount than the one I have in my Investopedia practice account. I can buy more stocks, and trade more here in kaChing....

Investopedia Stock Simulator

By on Jul 11, 2009 in Miscellaneous | 3 comments

After I finished reading the book “The Small Investor” by Jim Gard, I have decided to practice what I’ve learned about investing. I don’t have the money yet to invest so the only way I can gain experience is to get a free investing practice account. Investopedia.com has one. Actually, late last year, I already signed up for this practice account or Investopedia’s stock simulator. However, I didn’t know much about investing that time, that I just ignored my account after creating it. So today, I just reopened my practice account in Investopedia.com, and see how the account looks like.  It has a virtual amount of $100,857.75. I think the 857.75 was a profit from a default stock when I opened the virtual account last year. I really don’t remember. But anyway, with this amount I should really be able to get a good start. Now what? Should I start...

Mummies of Guanajuato and Premature Burial

By on Mar 21, 2009 in Miscellaneous | 1 comment

One article that I read today triggered me to write this post. The article was about non-egyptian mummies. What struck me most about this article were the mummies of Guanajuato in Mexico. These people were buried due to a cholera epidemic outbreak in 1833. And there bodies were mummified naturally–due to the air and weather in the area.     But the interesting part I learned about this event was that some of these people were buried alive, and these could be seen from their horrific facial expressions. If you want to visit the mummy museum, their address is Municipal Pantheon Esplanade, Downtown, C.P. 36000, Guanajuato, Mexico. Find out more through their official website.   Buried Alive The premature burial of some of the mummies in Guanajuato lead me to another topic to look up in Google and that is the topic of being buried alive. So I googled “buried...

Happy Valentine’s Day Translated In Tagalog/Filipino

By on Feb 14, 2009 in Miscellaneous | 2 comments

Maligayang araw ng mga puso! That’s how you greet your significant other during Valentine’s day.  I think I never had celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special someone. or Had I? Oh, I remember something, I did. It was the first week of dating exclusively my first boyfriend, and we celebrated Valentine’s Day in our Junior/Senior Prom night. He picked me up and gave me a card, full of “I love you”. That was a few years ago. Naalala ko lang ok? Walang malisya!