Archive for October, 2007

The people in your neighborhood

I have been watching a lot of TV shows lately. I must admit that at some point, some were entertaining but honestly, many of them were just like flashes of light that after snoring several times, you can not remember what was it that you have watched.

Fortunately though, there was one (two or three more) that got into my brain cells. And thanks God, my memory is still working. I remember this song .

Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
Say, who are the people in your neighborhood?
The people that you meet each day

Well, they’re the people that you meet
When you’re walking down the street
They’re the people that you meet each day.

Who really are the people in our neighborhood? Let me enumerate few of them:

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Greenpeace: Name a whale competition

I received a WHALE MAIL from Greenpeace the other day. It was about Name a whale contest. Personally, I believe that coming up with a great whale name is worth your time, effort and creativity.

My entry for this contest is The Green Earth Whale. A fellow Filipino – Rain Cafirma from Ilocos suggested “Nam-nama” which according to her means “hope” in her native dialect.

If you are interested, please check the whale profiles here . To give you an idea of what others have suggested as the name of the whales should be, please click here.

Here is the full text of the Whale Mail:

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TokBox Me

TokBox LogoTokbox is the new, easy, simple and free way to communicate face to face on real time inside a web browser through Flash interface.

Unlike the most commonly used services that allow live video chat (yahoo, skype, or msn), there is no need for you to download any software (chat client) that eats up your precious hard disk space.

The only thing you need is to just sign-up at http://www.tokbox.com/ then they will create a link for you (a web page) and that is it. When you want to talk with anyone, just give them the link – they click and you chat.

Wait, should I mention that you need a web cam, a microphone, Internet connection and a computer! Just kidding.

Without forgetting your other needs, Tokbox makes it easy for you to put your TokBox on your social network profile, blog, or personal webpage. Anyone can come to your page and see a “Push to Talk” button. The click it and connect to you in real time using live video and audio.

Also, Tokbox does not require you and your friends to be online at the same time as it allows video mail message that you can retrieve later at the site. Recording video mail message is done right there at the Tokbox interface.

And, should you need to send a video message, Tookbox has an e-mail or share functionality that delivers your cute, nasty or whatever video message you have to anyone with an e-mail address.

So you want to try? Go ahead! Get your own TokBox at www.tokbox.com and TokBox me anytime as you wish at http://tokbox.com/myepinoy01.

For more information, please visit the TokBox Blog.

This is simply nothing

Everything was quiet. God’s creations were all gone except me I guess. The diverse universe to the former inhabitants just banished. There were no traces of human activity or things that existed before – no moon, no stars, no day, no night, no light, no darkness and everything that was there simply were non-existent.

Perhaps this was the most peaceful and the quietest moment in all the written history and for that matter in all the recorded experience of my life. .

I had the urge to ask a specific question as to why there was absolutely nothing around and such absolute nothingness happened but I figured out that this question would just be useless and stupid because there was only me. My common sense tells me that it would be in my best interest not to be stupid at this time although there was nobody except me that would say I am acting like one.

So I dismissed everything as nothing and decided to keep everything as is. After all, this nothing actually had something. A great feeling of serenity and undisturbed peace that for the longest time a lot of human beings seek.

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Today is Blog Action Day

Today, October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future. Blog Action Day

In my own little way, I am posting here my simple sketch that says something about our environment. This is my little contribution to this unique endeavor. I hope you get the message.

The Environment by myepinoy
Sometimes I wish I was conscious about our environment since birth. In being so, I would have avoided adding burden to Mother Earth. But with its current state, I’d rather dream that I have not contributed to its destruction. One way or the other I did because I opened my eyes a little bit late . And we all are guilty, somehow.

Related Post: Letter Written in the Year 2070

Ad Lib: Tawa tayo

I have been busy these past few days. Busy which means too lazy to blog (according to my vocabulary). Although I made 5 drafts since my last post, I just do not feel posting them now. The reason, I am too busy.

Enough of my useless talk. Let me share these jokes from friends who were kind enough to “e-mail” me. These helped me get through the day with a smile.

Here they are:

The thief

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.

When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, “Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.”

(And you probably thought I didn’t have DeGaulle to publish this. Well, I figured I had nothing Toulouse.)

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Seniors giving birth

With all the new technology regarding fertility, recently a 65-year-old woman was able to give birth to a baby. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, her relatives came to visit.

May we see the new baby?” one asked. “Not yet,” said the mother “I’ll make coffee and we can visit for a while first.”

Thirty minutes had passed, and another relative asked, “May we see the new baby now?”

“No, not yet,” said the mother.

After another few minutes had elapsed, they asked again, “May we see the baby now?”

“No, not yet,” replied the mother.

Growing very impatient, they asked, “Well, when can we see the baby?”

“WHEN HE CRIES!” she told them.

“WHEN HE CRIES?” they asked. “Why do we have to wait until he cries?”

BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM … OK?


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