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Pinoy Pulutan “FINGER FOOD”


What is Pulutan?

Pulutan (from the Filipino word pulutin which literally means “something that is picked up”) is a term roughly analogous to the English term “finger food”. It originally was a snack accompanied with liquor or beer but has found its way into Philippine cuisine as appetizers or, in some cases, main dishes, as in the case of sisig.

Deep fried pulutan include chicharon (also spelled tsitsaron), pork rinds that have been salted, dried, then fried; chicharong bituka or chibab, pig intestines that have been deep fried to a crisp; chicharong bulaklak or chilak, similar to chicharong bituka it is made from mesenteries of pig intestines and has a bulaklak or flower appearance; and chicharong manok or chink, chicken skin that has been deep fried until crispy.

Some grilled foods include barbecue isaw, chicken or pig intestines marinated and skewered; barbecue tenga, pig ears that have been marinated and skewered; pork barbecue which is skewered pork marinated in a usually sweet blend; betamax, salted solidified pork or chicken blood which is skewered; adidas which is grilled or sautéed chicken feet. And there is sisig a popular pulutan made from the pig’s cheek skin, ears and liver that is initially boiled, then grilled over charcoal and afterwards minced and cooked with chopped onions, chillies, and spices.

Smaller snacks such as mani (peanuts) are often sold boiled in the shell, salted, spiced or flavored with garlic by street vendors in the Philippines. Another snack is kropeck which is fish crackers.

 The fried tokwa’t baboy is tofu fried with boiled pork then dipped in a garlic-flavored soy sauce or vinegar dip that is also served as a side dish to pancit luglog or pancit palabok.
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Makati sets goal as the Philippines’ 1st Free WiFi City : GANITO KAMI SA MAKATI



Starting Thursday, July 12, the Makati City Hall will be a free Wi-Fi zone as part of the city government’s plan to make Makati the country’s first wi-fi city.

The launch of the free wi-fi zone coincides with the birthday of Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr., who plans to install free wi-fi in all the city’s 33 villages.

“We are laying the foundation for transforming Makati into the country’s first wireless city. We recognize that embracing modern technology is the fastest way to achieve inclusive progress and equitable growth in this age of globalization,” Binay said.

He said the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) will be the city’s project partner and Internet service provider.

Also on Thursday, the city government will launch a Twitter account focusing on Makati Traffic.

The Twitter account @MakatiTraffic seeks to provide motorists and commuters real-time 24-hour traffic updates.

Meanwhile, the city will also relaunch the city web portal and hold a mega job fair and discount caravan at the City Hall Quadrangle.

It will also offer a P1-discount on jeepney fares from 8 a.m. to noon, offered by members of the Unified Transport Federation of Makati as their birthday gift to the mayor.

Portrait of FOUR Powerful Countries: USA, CHINA, RUSSIA, JAPAN


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At an exhibition in New York on March 6, 2005, a piece entitled “2008 · Beijing” paintings, painting is the four women playing mahjong, look very “connotation”, it also caused a lot of speculation. This painting is the author of Liu Yi, was born in 1957 in Tianjin, 1982 graduated from the Central Academy of fine arts, oil painting Department. Now living in Canada.

Right in front, the Asian lady with a tattoo on her back is  China.
 On the left, the lady full of concentration is Japan.
Dressed at the top looking sideways is USA.
Lying rather seductively is Russia.

The little girl standing by the side is Taiwan.

China “tripled” the Dong tiles (East Winds, this is a double up). This means that China has arisen with the circumstances (the winds); maybe that is the display of the “East Wind” missiles she possesses now. It looks like China is doing fine, but there is no clue about the other cards (tiles). Meanwhile she is up to no good under the table.
USA, appearing confident, is looking at Taiwan with an expression; perhaps to read from the look of Taiwan or to send some message.
Russia may appear indifferent but it is far from that. One leg is on USA and one hand is passing card(s) to China. They are some discreet exchanges going on.
Japan has all eyes on the cards, unaware of what others are doing.
Taiwan wears a red abdominal vest, maybe implying she is the last successor of the Chinese culture. She holds a tray of fruits in one hand and a fruit knife in the other, looking quietly at China with resentment. But she has no option. She is not in the game (a little girl too young to play the game?).

Dark clouds hang over the river outside the window implying tension over the straits separating Main Land China and Taiwan.

The portrait on the wall is interesting, mustache of Sun Yet Sun, the bare head of Chiang Kai Set, the face of Mao Tze Tong…

How the 4 ladies are dressed is also very interesting.

China bares her top, with panties and a skirt.

USA is almost fully dressed but bares her bottom.

Russia is left with only panties.

Japan naked.

These perhaps reflect the status of each nation;

The attire of USA appears to be most complete, probably because she is still the most powerful. Others are short of something here and there. Though USA is most presentable, she has nevertheless exposed her bottom (line). China and Russia look naked but keep their private parts are covered.

We assume this is a stripping game where the loser removes a piece of clothing.

In this game, if China loses, she will be like Russia today… (broken up).

If USA loses, she will also be like Russia…

If Russia loses again, then she has nothing left…

And Japan is already left with nothing….

Russia may appear to have drawn an extra tile (by the rule of the game, she cannot complete the game i.e. cannot win) and is hanging on for nothing … BUT she is actually exchanging tiles with China…

The other person hanging on is Japan since she has no more “chips”. She is out of the game if she loses.

In conclusion:

USA is pretending. She looks most glorious but faces great dangers. If she loses this game, she loses her dominating position.

Russia has a leg each on a boat, most sly … Her situation is a little like China after liberation (when the communist took over China), sometimes with the USSR and sometimes with USA. Due to her lack of self sufficiency, she has to yo-yo between two parties for survival and room of development.

China has many tiles but they are not in view. Does that imply China keeps her strengths under wrap? And she is exchanging tiles with Russia under the table.

USA can only guess from the expression of Taiwan what may be happening between China and Russia.

Japan looks ignorant as she continues to focus on her cards.

China’s hand (of tiles) is most unpredictable.

Poor Japan … there are so many things happening around her. She has no chance of a win and she is out the moment she loses.

Taiwan keeps watch as a bystander. She sees all that transpired in the game and she understands. But she is not qualified to, nor capable of participating in the game. She has no right to speak. She is full of grievances and is utterly helpless. She can only be the maid, offering fruits to the winner(s).

The winner should be a pick between China or USA , there is little doubt about this. Then again if you notice, they are playing Chinese Mahjong, not Western Poker.

Playing with the rules of a Chinese game, what are the odds for USA?

Taken from : www.wuliaoo.com/2008-beijing.html

“Mapa de las Islas Filipinas”


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“Mapa de las Islas Filipinas”

Ancient Spanish maps show Scarborough shoal and North Borneo (SABAH) is part of Philippine islands.

Maps dating back to the early Spanish colonial period, which were the standard references for explorers and travelers and acknowledged by governments and regimes, clearly show Panatag Shoal, also called Panacot, just off the Philippine coast.

The maps are among 134 original maps on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The exhibit, “Three Hundred Years of Philippine Maps,” features maps of the archipelago from 1598 to the American colonial era.

The exhibit is part of the celebration of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day on June 30.

Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde’s 18th century “Mapa de las Islas Filipinas” clearly shows Panatag Shoal lying just across Zambales.

The Jesuit Murillo was given the task by Gov. Fernando Valdes Tamon in 1732 to execute a Royal decree on the mapping of the Philippines, which was then a territory of Spain.

Two years later, a complete map of the Philippines was conceived.

The engraver was Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, described on the bottom of the map as an “indio tagalo.”

A smaller version of the map was made in 1744 and published in Murillo’s 1749 history of the Jesuit province. Fr. Miguel Selga, SJ in his bicentennial monograph in 1934, enumerated 125 important islands found in both maps.

Both show Panatag, then called Panacot. It was also called Bajo de Masinloc.

The plates of Murillo’s map disappeared when British invaders looted Manila in 1762-1764.

The name Bajo de Masinloc was a name given to the shoal by the Spanish colonizers. -philstar


In 1658, the Sultan of Brunei gave Sabah to the Sultan of Sulu for his help in sending Tausug Warriors to stop a rebelion and civil war. Since then, Sabah became a property of Sultan of Sulu and the Sultanate of Sulu.

In 1878, HM Sultan Hamalul Aklam Kiram (The Sultan of Sulu and the Sultan of Sabah), leased Sabah to a British Company of Gustavus Baron de Overdeck and Alfred Dent “The North Borneo Company.”, for their used and their heirs. The leased prohibits the transfer of Sabah to any nation, company or individual without the consent of the Government of the Sultan of Sulu.

In 1946-47, the leased was illegally transferred to the British Government by Over deck and Dent when their company North Borneo ceased to exist.

On September 12,1962, the still on leased territory of North Borneo (SABAH) and the full sovereignty, the title and dominion over the territory was ceded by the then reigning Sultan of Sulu, HM Sultan Muhammad Esmail E. Kiram I to the Republic of the Philippines. The cession effectively gave the Philippine Government the full authority to pursue their claim in international courts.

In 1963, the British illegally transferred Sabah to newly formed Federation of Malaysia. Upon the illegal inclusion of Sabah into Malaysian Federation, President Diosdado Macapagal broke diplomatic relation with Malaysia.

The iPod Nano Watch


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The iPod Nano Watch Is

Here and It Is Glorious

What time is it? Who cares! Apple’s newest timepiece puts music, photos and step-counting front-and-center, and lets the minutes fall where they may.

Sure, you can check the time, but that’s hardly the point with this attractive piece of wrist jewelry. Its unisex design goes equally well with a man’s suit, a lady’s sweater or a jogging outfit.

One downside: It doesn’t come with a watchband, so you’ll need to get your own. Fortunately, the clip on the back lets you easily attach it to the strap of your choice.

Unlike almost every other watch we’ve tested, Apple’s Nano has a touch-sensitive, high-resolution LCD display. The interface is a little counter-intuitive at first, but it’s no more difficult than anything from Tokyo Flash. As a bonus, you can rotate its face with a twisty two-finger gesture, making it work for you in any orientation.


With its Apple heritage, the Nano is a perfectly usable music player. Available in 8-GB ($150) or 16-GB ($170) models, it has plenty of capacity for storing thousands of songs, and its touchscreen provides a simple, if cramped, interface for selecting tracks. (Tip: Use iTunes to organize playlists before syncing. It’ll make it easier to find the music you want.)

Sound quality is excellent, though the generic white ear buds Apple includes are nothing to shout about. There’s a built-in FM radio player for getting your Ira fix (Flat-ow and Glass) when podcast  are unavailable.

Sadly, the Nano doesn’t support wireless or Bluetooth headphones, so you’ll need to route a headphone cable from your wrist to your ears. I recommend running it through your sleeve and under your shirt. This is dorky, but practical. And it kind of makes you feel like you’re an extra on The Wire.

The built-in pedometer function sums your steps throughout the day, posting them, if you choose, to Nike’s social site for walkers and general fitness, Nike+ Active.

As a timepiece, it’s comparable to digital watches circa 1978: The screen is usually in a black, juice-conserving state, so to check the time you need to press the power button. If you haven’t set it to “show time on wake,” you’ll also need to swipe left or right a few screens to find the clock face.

Battery life can also be a problem. Apple says it’s rated for 24 hours of music playback. But I left it on a nightstand overnight, only to find it was depleted in the morning. That doesn’t happen with other watches.

And yes, I know it’s really an iPod. I just really like using it as a wristwatch, despite its drawbacks.

via http://www.wired.com.



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   ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ HUMAN BRAIN  ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥

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Man vs. Woman

Women – Multiple process
Women brains designed to concentrate multiple task at a time. Women can Watch a TV and Talk over phone and cook.

Men – Single Process
Men brains designed to concentrate only one work at a time. Men can not watch TV and talk over the phone at the same time. they stop the TV while Talking. They can either watch TV or talk over the phone or cook.

Women can easily learn many languages. But can not find solutions to problems. Men can not easily learn languages, they can easily solve problems. That’s why in average a 3 years old girl has three times higher vocabulary than a 3 yeard old boy.


Men brains has a lot of space for handling the analytical process. They can analyze and find the solution for a process and design a map of a building easily. But If a complex map is viewed by women, they can not understand it. Women can not understand the details of a map easily, For them it is just a dump of lines on a paper.


While driving a car, mans analytical spaces are used in his brain. He can drive a car fast. If he sees an object at long distance, immediately his brain classifies the object (bus or van or car) direction and speed of the object and he drives accordingly. Where woman take a long time to recognize the object direction/ speed. Mans single process mind stops the audio in the car (if any), then concentrates only on driving.


When men lie to women face to face, they get caught easily. Woman’s super natural brain observes facial expression 70%, body language 20% and words coming from the mouth 10%. Men brain does not have this. Women easily lie to men face to face.
So guys, do not lie face to face.


If a man have a lot of problems, his brain clearly classifies the problems and puts them in individual rooms in the brain and then finds the solution one by one. You can see many guys looking at the sky for a long time. If a woman has a lot of problems, her brain can not classify the problems. she wants some one to hear that. After telling everything to a person she goes happily to bed. She does not worry about the problems being solved or not.


Men want status, success, solutions, big process, etc… But Women want relationship, friends, family, etc…


If women are unhappy with their relations, they can not concentrate on their work. If men are unhappy with their work, they can not concentrate on the relations.

Women use indirect language in speech. But Men use direct language.

Women talk a lot without thinking. Men act a lot without thinking.

Tugawe Cove Resort


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   ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ TUGAWE COVE ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥

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Tugawe Cove resort is a newly opened beach resort located in Caramoan, Camarines Sur. The beach is a small cove with powdery white sand. It is very private and secluded. It is for the exclusive use of guests only.

Around the cove are tall hills made of limestone. Getting to the cabanas, guests will cross a wooden bridge which is built at the side of limestone wall.

Tugawe Cove is a place where you can give in to the true pleasures of life;to a place where the sea and the sky meet in perfect harmony to make your dreams come true;to a place where each moment has its own proper value. Sunshine sparkles across a vista of turquoise and sand massages the soles of your feet.

Tugawe cove resort offers an unforgettable family experience that will leave you and your children feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The accommodation offers a choice of cabana overlooking the beach area and offers different amenities that a visitor will enjoy!

Cabanas have veranda where guests can have their meal or just to lounge. Each cabana is airconditioned, with its own toilet and bath. It is also equipped with 32″ LED TV set and Cignal satellite TV.


  • Fully air-conditioned cabanas with own toilet and bath, wide veranda with dining set and lounge chair and equipped with LED TV set.
  • Specially assigned full butler service for each cabana to assist during duration of stay in the resort.
  • Infinity pool overlooking the sea.
  • Available tours to the other island and point of interest in Caramoan Camarines Sur.
  • We have kayaks and Jet Ski for rent.
  • The beach is for the exclusive use of guests of Tugawe Cove Resort

Package Rates (July 2012 to November 2012):

A. 3 Days / 2 Nights (3D / 2N)
Twin Sharing PHP 7,300.00/person
Triple Sharing 5,900.00/person
Quadruple Sharing 5,200.00/person

B. 4 Days / 3 Nights (4D / 2N)
Twin Sharing PHP 9,800.00/person
Triple Sharing 7,900.00/person
Quadruple Sharing 6,900.00/person

C. 5 Days / 4 Nights (5D / 4N)
Twin Sharing PHP 12,050.00/person
Triple Sharing 9,700.00/person
Quadruple Sharing 8,300.00/person

Accommodation, breakfast meals only, boat transfers (from Talisay, San Jose Port
to Tugawe Cove and vice versa) islands hopping tour.

*OVERNIGHT STAY ONLY IS Php 6,000 for 2 with complimentary breakfast only.
*OVERNIGHT STAY GUESTS boat transfer from Talisay to resort is Php 800/head roundtrip.
*Boat rental for island tour for overnight guests charge is Php 5,000 good for 10 pax.

Check in time: 12:00noon
Boat leaves Talisay, San Jose Port for Tugawe Cove Resort at 9:00am

Check out time: 10:00am
Boat leaves Tugawe Cove Resort for Talisay Port at 11:00am

  • Guests arriving after 9:00am onwards take the public boat at Sabang Port.
  • Children 12 y/o and below is free of charge. Yet food/meals are to be charge separately. Only 2 Child per cabana is allowed.
  • Roll away beds are provided for the 3rd person on triple sharing and on other rooms upon guest’s requests/arrangements.
  • “No show” can only reschedule available dates but any amount paid/deposited is non refundable.
  • All rooms are non-smoking. Penalty of Php 500.00
  • We do not allow pet/s in the resort.

Enjoy…Experience and See what Tugawe Cove has to offer.

Come and See Tugawe Cove Today…

*** Note:
Please ask for a formal quotation for room availability and accurate price rates as it will change depending on season and if there are especial events in place. Rates was last updated on May 19,2012.

Email address: booking@tugawecove.com or visit tugawecove.com
Mobile Number: 09189657885 / 09175016711


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