Monday, September 29, 2008

MyDreams: OMG the house is burning!!!

This one is very clear and recurring to me... I had once dreamt of it last July, 2008 and recently yesterday September 28, 2008...

Our neighbor's house is burning... although they were able to control the fire there was a sudden fear I felt... And because this is one of the dream that is crystal clear to me when I woke up, I can still remember the details of it, I decided to find its meaning:

FIRE

Depending on the context of your dream, to see fire in your dream can symbolizes destruction, passion, desire, illumination, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. It may suggest that something old is passing and something new is entering your life. Your thoughts and views are changing. In particular, if the fire is under control or contained in one area, it is a metaphor of your own internal fire and inner transformation. It also represents your drive and motivation.


To dream that a house is on fire, indicates that you need to undergo some transformation. If you have recurring dreams of your family house on fire, then it suggests that you are still not ready for the change or that you are fighting against the change. Alternatively, it
highlights passion and the love of those around you.

Transformation and change... Everything makes sense now...


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MyDreams: Giving birth to a child < worried :-S >

Have you ever had a dream which felt real after you woke up...

i had this weird dream of giving birth to a child and i'm on my way to the hospital... unfortunately i didn't make it and deliver the child on the street... funny thing is i'm wearing a big pajama and the baby just slipped out between my legs, passing through one side of the pajama... i can feel his warm body touching my right leg... i felt like gasping for breath while laboring and was very relieved after i deliver... when i woke up i felt my body is still into it and not in the real world... honestly im not sure if its because of my frequent watching of "3 dads with one mom" koreanovela... however when i checked the internet for its meaning, here's what i found out which makes me ponder....

If you dream that you are on your way to the hospital to have a baby, then it signifies your issues of dependency and your desire to be completely care for. Perhaps you are trying to get out of some responsibility. If you are pregnant, then a more direct interpretation may simply mean that you are experiencing some anxieties of making it to the hospital when the time comes.

from >>> Dream moods Dictionary

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

3 Dads with 1 Mom


A refreshing way to understand woman's gift of pregnancy and the joy of having a baby... the cast is very entertaining and comic... the scenes are realities made fun... plus to think its an Asian novela, makes me proud I'm an Asian... :D

Jayden, Jake and Ariel - peculiar characters, no reason to get bored.

Lizette - one tough, cute and loving mom but vulnerable inside.

I'm so lucky I found this site where you can watch its episodes online with English sub titles... now pass the popcorn please!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Life in MRT - interesting bag tagline

MRT Quezon Avenue >> I found this not so interesting girl standing in front of me holding a not so interesting bag with a very interesting tagline display... the line says something like this "Ang gumawa ng disenyong ito ay patay na, nauna na siya bago pa makilala at sumikat ang bag na ito."

Very sad truth... it just reflects the reality that is happening in many Filipino innovators and scientiest who are not given the right opportunities to showcase their creations ...

Life in MRT - conio girls

09-04-2008, 7:30am - MRT Quezon Avenue Station, >> as usual jam-packed ulit... but to make it more miserable - super sikip + this 2 conio girls who worked in call centers(based on their conversations) na walang ginawa kundi magreklamo ng magreklamo during the entire trip... its like they have a "say" to everything... comment to death...

"ang sikip... its like my bones are super squeeze,"
"someone's pushing me hard until I get inside without even walking on my own, grabeh!"
"Urong!? cno may sabi nun? bakit ikaw ba ang presidente ng Pilipinas"
Blah blah blah...

And once there was this irritated girl(well I can't blame her) who tried to stop their nonsense chat sighed,
"Ano ba miss, ang sikip sikip n nga ang ingay ingay nyo pa,"
One of the girl shouted, "Shut up! I'm not talking to you... Better find a friend so my kausap ka!"
Unbelivable... mean... immature... self-centered... b*?@%

I pity this 2 girls its like they have so many insecurities and hang ups in life... I'm so thankful when I reach Ortigas... end of misery...

Excuse me... :D

I loved the preaching of Coach Noel Tan during midweek service last Sept 17 in Crossroad 77, according to him there are 3 kinds of people on earth:

1. accusers - one who accuses others for his failures
2. excusers - one who always finds excuses on his failures
3. choosers - one who chooses to make his failures as opportunity to learn and grow

You can blame whoever you like for whatever reason you want ... fabricate all the excuses you can think of... but does that solve the real issue? If you still don't get it, listen to this:

"Bury a person in snows of Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington. Raise him in abject poverty, and you have an Abraham Lincoln. Strike him down with infantile paralysis, and he becomes a Franklin D. Roosevelt. Burn him so severely that the doctors say he will never walk again, and you have Glenn Cunningham, who set the world’s one-mile record in 1934. Have him or her born black in a society filled with racial discrimination, and you have Washington Carver, or a Martin Luther King, Jr. Call him a slow learner and retarded-writing him off as uneducable, and you have an Albert Einstein.”
(Quoted in "Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell, 1993)

Reading this quote doesn't give you any right to make an excuse, but if you still have one... look around you and I'm sure you'll find a person more miserable than you...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Obama on White House ...

Barack Obama - 47 year old, incumbent junior senator from Illinois, who graduated at Columbia University and Harvard Law School was tagged by Time Magazine as "Americas hottest political phenomenon" and now one of the leading contender of the Democratic Party for the US 2008 Presidency...

As impressive as his credentials, Obama is the first African American to be nominated for presidency by a major political party. Kudos to all respected black American, he is indeed one of the epiphany of people who strives to excel...

I've heard this funny chat about him which I want to share, if Obama wins the US 2008 Presidential election, America is in big trouble... why? they'll need to change the White House to Black House... lolz

Sunday, September 14, 2008

"out-of-this-world" recipes

Here are some recipes I've never really heard of and were never promoted... Wanna know why? Read on...

Just to emphasize these are true-to-life stories of newbie wives who prepared and cooked these recipes for their poor husbands. True identities will not be disclosed to protect the ownership of the recipes... hehehe...

1. Sauteed Mongo (Ginisang munggo)

Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups dried mungo beans; 1 cup pork, sliced thinkly; 5 cups water; 1 medium tomato, sliced; 1 garlic clove, crushed; 1 small onion, sliced; 2-1/2 teaspoons salt;1/2 bunch amplaya leaves or substitute watercress; 1 tablespoon oil

Procedure:
1. In a pan, heat oil. Cook pork until it turns slightly brown
2. Add garlic, onions and tomatoes. Saute for few seconds until tomatoes wilted
3. Pour in water or broth and add mungo beans
4. Season with patis and salt to taste. Bring to boil and let it simmer until thick.
5. Add amplaya leaves or substitute. Cover and remove from heat. Serve hot.

What so special about this recipe? well the mungo beans were NOT boiled in water until soft...

Tips: be sure you contact your dentist after eating...

2. Nilagang Baboy and Isda

Ingredients:
1 Kilo Pork (cut into chunk cubes); 1/2 Kilo Bangus(cut into servings); 12 pcs Tamarind (Sampaloc) or sampaloc mixed; 1 big Onion (diced); 6 big tomatoes (quartered); 2 pcs Radish (sliced); 1 bundle Sitaw Stringbeans (cut into 2" long); 1 bundle Kangkong (cut into 2" long); Salt and Patis to taste; 6 cups water

Procedure:
1. Boil Tamarind to soften or boil the mixed sampaloc. Pound and strain all juicesand set aside.
2. In a casserole, bring pork and fish to a boil, lower fire and simmer until pork is tender.
3. Add onions, tomatoes and Tamarind juice.
4. Add in all the vegetables.
5. Season with salt and Patis to taste.
6. Serve hot.


Tuddah.. Sinigang na baboy at isda "ALL-IN", just imagine... according to the owner of this recipe... Since there is a sinigang na isda and sinigang na baboy naman, why not mixed it... makes sense?!

Welcome to married life .... :D

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"National Humiliation Day" for China ?

National People’s Congress passed a law proclaiming an official "National Humiliation Day" for China. They’re looking at July 7 or September 18 but no official date was designated yet. This is to rekindle the Chinese nationalism especially among the youth - to remind them of the devastating foreign attacks in the early 19th century by Japan which is one of the darkest hours of China.

I like what lawmaker Jiang Jian said, “An outstanding nation is one that will always keep its history firmly in mind. We should never forget our compatriots who lost their lives in the war… Remembering this humiliating part of history will help Chinese people feel urged to safeguard peace and work hard for the rejuvenation of the nation”

Very well said… no wonder where the Chinese people are finding their moral values and determination to excel in everything.

And if China was described as the “sick man of east asia” way back in the early19th and late 20th century to belittle the Chinese people by the Japanese invaders during the World War II, I don’t think you’ll have the nerve to call them that way now, definitely no… not after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

How can I keep from singing - my new favorite song...

A humble expression of a grateful heart assured by the love of our saviour Jesus Christ. This is how i describe this song which I greatly loved... so much...
I realized singing does not require a good vocal power, it's the heart power coming from within us that makes the song powerful...

Click here to experience this heart warming song.

+++ How can I keep from singing
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Sung by Daniel Choo (original: Chris Tomlin)

There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring

And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives

And I will walk with You
Knowing You'll see me through
And sing the songs You give

I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing 'cause You pick me up
Sing 'cause You're there
I can sing 'cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I'll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne

Hats off to Willy Wang - Filipino who won gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for Wushu


Make wave to the Philippine Wushu national team for bringing home not only medals but pride to the Filipino people.

Though wushu is a demonstration sport and not included in the official events tally in the Olympics - well a gold is still a gold especially from Olympics.

Willy Wang won the gold medal in the combined events of men’s nanquan and nangun (bare fists). Together with Benjie Rivera and Mary Jane Estimar, who won bronze medals in the demonstration sport after they defeated their opening-phase opponents in men’s 56kg sanshou (combat) and 52kg sanshou events respectively.

Wang will receive P500,000 cash incentive from the First Gentleman Foundation on top of the cash incentive approved by the Philippines Sports Commision board. Which these guys greatly deserve...

By the way, if the Philippines Gold Medal was won in a regular Olympic event, the gold medalist would have received as much as P15 million approved by the PSC board. FYI.

Yes wushu is not an official Olympics event YET...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Record Jmeter scripts through Badboy software

I've tried using the HTTP proxy server from the Jmeter GUI to record scripts of the web based application that I'm trying to load test. After setting the LAN configuration to my localhost and inputting the port, my application doesn't even launch in IE7 browser. At first I thought it was the end of it - I'm doomed... until I found some forum talking about recording scripts with the use of Badboy software.

And here's how I did it:

1. download Badboy software from http://www.badboy.com.au/
- another catch is this is FREE, latest release as of today is 2.0.5

2. open Badboy application

3. create a thread in 2 ways:
From the toolbox - right click a "Thread Control" icon then Add to Script OR drag the item to the Script tree
From the script tree - right click a step and convert to thread item

Using tread control you can specify the maximum number of threads and the number of threads per seconds depending on the load test that you want.

4. enter URL of the application you are about to test then start recording (By the way, recording is ON by default)
Now you can navigate on your application on the right side pane and Badboy will automatically record all your actions. You will notice that your actions creates respective nodes in the script tree which is the HTTP request counterpart in Jmeter.

5. stop recording when your done. Click File and select "Export to Jmeter" option, save the script in your Jmeter distribution folder, which is by default in Jmeter file (*.jmx) type.

Now this file can be opened using the Jmeter GUI and whalla!!! you have your scripts/HTTP request all you need to do some final touches like adding timers and some listeners for your result evaluation. :D