Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Friends and Friendster

Yes i do have a Friendster account and i used this as one of my means of communication to my friends,classmates and my family and to keep me updated to them.As i woke up this morning to check my friendster account because my sister told me via smart roaming number of mine to visit her account because she posted new pictures of her but surprisingly all of my friends list was empty....

Asan na mga friends ko!!!Walang natira bakit zero?Hindi kaya i dinelete nila ako sa list nila?Ayaw na ba nila sa akin? Iyan ang mga bagay na naglaro sa aking isipan. I read what is written on my friends list area!!!SIGHed!!!A big relief on my little problem but a big deal to me!!!Friendster team answered my questions!!!ayan magbasa muna kasi kung ano nakasulat nyahahaha.Isang bulong!!!Maybe tonight or tomorrow it will be okay at magbalik na sila!!!

Your friends list may be inaccurately displayed. Please be assured that all of your friend connections and data stored on Friendster are intact and will be corrected shortly. – Friendster Team

Here are some FAQs to help address your concerns:
What happened to my friends?
Currently, the number of friends in the friends list is being displayed incorrectly.

Are my friends lost permanently?
No. The data for all friend connections is intact and is not lost.

When can this be fixed?
Friendster is currently working on this problem and we hope to have this fixed within 24 hours.

Can I still add friends while the problem has not yet been fixed?
Yes, users can still add new friends and use other features of the site.

What caused this problem?
There was a power outage at our outsourced data center in Santa Clara, California, USA where Friendster’s servers are co-located along side approximately 50 other companies. As a result, the memory caching of data was affected. Since Friendster has 85 million users, the cache is taking a considerable amount of time to build. Once the cache has been completely built, all friends will re-appear.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008


While eating my dinner last night, i was watching television show on TFC at the same time and it caught my attention because of the very interesting topic about chickens on Correspondents hosted by Karen Davila,Yes the poultry industry in the Philippines.There is a new job that is generated behind the 150 million chickens and the 15 Billion pesos poultry industry(statistics presented if i am not mistaken) and that job is MAG-IIPOT and by watching it, i cant and i don't finished on what I'm eating because of the videos that was shown.

Ipot means "droppings", or excrement/fecal matter from animals, usually pertaining to smaller types. The word ipot itself is more closely associated with bird droppings than any other animal’s or A juicy globule of bird shit in short TAE and mag iipot is the person who collects it.Nakakaawa naman ang mga mag-iipot because they are not using any protective gear against the bad odor produced by the droppings.The cost of one full sack that mag-iipot collected is only 6 pesos and by that it gives me the idea to value every money that i have.Mahirap talaga kumita ng pera.Dr RJ what can you say about this?May mag iipot din ba dyan sa farm mo sa Australia?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Goodbye Isadora

Isadora who?The best kontrabida portrayed by Cherry Pie Picache sa teleseryeng aking sinubaybayan dito sa Saudi via TFC na malaking tulong ito bilang pamatay homesick.

Ito ay walang iba ang Iisa Pa Lamang (lit. The Only One) is a Philippine drama series aired in ABS-CBN.The story revolves around Catherine (Claudine Barretto). All her life, she has been maltreated by Isadora and Scarlet(Angelica Panganiban). But time went by, and she couldn't take it, she started seeking revenge to everyone who changed her life for the worse. She had to sacrifice the most important things in her life. But the question is, who will win? Who will Catherine choose? Miguel(Diether Ocampo?, or Raphael(Gabby Concepcion)? "Iisa pa lamang" is a story of revenge, murder, betrayal and love.Sad to say its over.
Ayayay dito sa Saudi dehins ka IN sa umpukan ng mga kabayan kapag hindi ka nakapanuond ng iisa pa lang.Ito ang aking pinagpupuyatan 3am kasi pinapalabas dito sa Saudi kaya iyon sabog sa umaga pagpasok pero nakakarelate naman sa usapan nila kabayan......Nakamiss lang kasi wala na as in tapos na.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Miss Earth and her Earthworm

This entry and the picture that I'm using is in relation from the pageant that i watched last night via The Filipino Channel ,Miss Earth.It reminds me of my first encounter and a chance to have a photo taken together with a beauty queen, she is Alexandra Braun Waldeck of Venezuela,Miss Earth 2005, together with her Earthworm yeah its me proud to be her earthworm nyahaha.It happened way back when I was in the Philippines two years ago when my former company that i worked to sponsored an event about Cancer Awareness and she is one of our guest.

About the pageant that i watched last night ,the Philippines' Karla Paula Henry was crowned as this year's Miss Earth, during the Coronation Night held at the Clark Expo Amphitheater in Pampanga, north of Manila on November 9,2008.

Henry bested 84 other contestants from all over the world, succeeding Canada's Jessica Trisko, Miss Earth 2007.The Theme for this years competition focused on green lifestyle during the coronation night on Sunday. Congrats Ms. Philippines from your earthworm here in KSA.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lost Iqama

This is a one of a kind bad experience for me here in KSA.Hear yeah !!!hear yeah!!!I lost my Iqama or my residence permit here in Saudi Arabia ,two months ago, days before Ramadan.I lost it together with my Philippine drivers license that are both kept on my Mundipharma wallet,

I wasn't robbed, i just lost it, so careless about my things.Iqama is very important here in Saudi Arabia to do all the transactions here.It took two months for me to get my new Iqama,it looks like an atm card.Since i am based here in Al-Khobar Eastern region of KSA, i was oblige to go to Riyadh, Central Region of KSA where our main office is located to process my new Iqama.For me to travel to Riyadh legally my sponsor sent to me my passport.

With the help of our company's liaison officer and my interpreter for arabic it is easy for me to processed it.Thank you Mr.Mubarak for all your help.I have to go personally at Jawazat or the Immigration and passport office so they can get my fingerprints and photograph.We are both so early to Jawazat and before lunch time we are done.Finally I got my new Iqama now, only two days old

These were the added information that I learned from that experience about Iqama.Normally the validity of iqama is for one year. If you lost your iqama, first you have to advertise in an Arabic language newspaper that you lost it then wait for 15 days for it to be found, hopefully. If not attach the advertisement and re apply for a new one to be issued based on the original one.

Important things to do regarding Iqama.

1. Keep a telephone number in your Iqama in case it gets lost or stolen so the 'finder' can contact you.

2. If you are a victim of pick-pocket, don't leave the crime scene and immediately call 999.

3. Call another friend who can communicate in Arabic to go to you.

4. If you will have no difficulty getting a letter from your sponsor and bringing your liaison officer to the Jawazat, better do it the "right' way and apply for a new Iqama and this is the one i did.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chicken:to love or to hate

As i was visiting the blog of Nebz i came across to read an interesting blog that talked about chicken written by my fellow pinoy blogger a veterinarian who is based in a land down under hes name is Dr. Rj.Why oh why I'm so interested about hes entry to his blog because chicken did something wrong to my body.
As i open my eyes and welcome the first day of November i felt so weak,uneasy,not comfortable, have difficulty in breathing and unbearable itchiness all throughout my body.As i rushed to my comfort room to examine my body i was so amazed and frieghtened on what i saw voila tiny red spots on my skin as if it is new year for me wearing personalized tiny polka dots costume.But i dont panic because i know now who is the main culprit of this crime committed on my body.
Napapanahon ang pangyayari sa araw ng November 1 ang mga kaluluwa ng mga manok na aking kinain ay nagsipaglabasan na sa aking katawan. Hindi naman ako nakulam coz i know walang mangkukuklam dito sa Saudi.
Rewind!!!...Rewind and think on what i ate on that night. gotcha!!! its chicken.It happened to me again here in Saudi.Yes i got an allergy from chicken.Too much eating of chicken is the main cause if i am not mistaken.Where in this kingdom porky babe is not legally welcome on their dishes on any restaurant or any butchery that's why chicken dominates all in their choices of menu here in Saudi Arabia aside from beef and lamb so no choice but to eat chicken either broasted,khabsa,shawarma or adobo.
Thanks God to Zyrtec my saviour to ease and enlighten my burden caused by this allergy.But i love eating chicken.Uulit pa ako nyahahaha.Anyways I'm now okay may kaunting bakas lang ng krimen na ginawa ng manok.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Girls of Riyadh

Alahamdalalah is the word that i muttered (which means to say thanks be to God the expression that i borrowed from the Muslims brothers here in Saudi Arabia)when finally this controversial book is legally available now at Jarir bookstore printed and translated to English and with out any hesitation I purchased this book.The book that I'm talking about is Girls of Riyadh and I'm done reading it.

The book is surprisingly informative and offers a rare glimpse into the secretive lives of Saudi women behind their black cloak and veil.The book answered all my questions on how do Saudi ladies do their shopping, attending parties ,dating,courtship and weddings.

Girls of Riyadh or Banat al-Riyadh, is a novel by Rajaa Alsanea. The book, written in the form of e-mails, recounts the love lives of four young Saudi girls, Lamees, Michelle (half Saudi, half American), Gamrah, and Sadeem. It describes the relationship between men and women in the conservative Saudi-Arabian Islamic culture.

Originally released in Arabic in 2005, Girls of Riyadh was immediately banned in
Saudi Arabia due to (experienced) controversial and inflammatory content. Black-market copies of the novel circulated and Girls of Riyadh has been a bestseller across much of the Middle East.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ramadan Days!!!

This is the punishment for myself of being so lazy to update my blog.To think and remember the things that I've done to my life for the past,( let me count) one and two months ayayay let now my brain work on it.

Oh well , Big thanks to my photographs that i captured during those some special event and the likes as a souvenirs help me remember on what happened. I will start it from the holy season for the Muslims here in Saudi Arabia the Ramadan days.Ramadan time is so memorable for me because my schedule of work is very different form my normal working hour.

Since I'm working in a pharmacy following the mall business hours which start late in the afternoon until late at night so it means to say i have plenty of time to go party with my new found friends yahooooo.More invites here and there from some of my pinoy community here in Saudi Arabia.I discover new things and surprised me about the life here in the kingdom.New discoveries for me.I love it.

It is so Ironic because Ramadan here in Saudi Arabia is a time of fasting in the morning but for me it is a time for gluttony thats why i gain sooooo much weight it makes me fat.

Juan Tamad no more!!!

Juan Tamad who?Days and then weeks and then for a month now here i am again to my blog site trying to update and update.
From those moments i felt that the lost soul of Juan Tamad reincarnated and entered to my innocent body and that makes me soooo lazy to update my blog. So who is this Juan Tamad anyway?
According to my bestfriend Wiki Juan Tamad (Filipino for "Lazy John"), is a character in Philippine folklore noteworthy for extreme laziness. He is usually portrayed as a child, although in some interpretations, he is said to be a young man.Arguably, the Juan Tamad story most often told illustrates his utmost laziness to the point of stupidity that it becomes comedic.

Is there a similarity?I guess there is, so let me go backward and study those events that occurred to me and let Juan Tamad be free from my body.By doing that I'm now updating my blog.Yahoooo.
The reasons why i finally decided for myself to go on line and make this blog are the following:
1. to kill the boredom and make blogging as a passing time here in the Kingdom of Big brother ,the Saudi Arabia.
2.To let my friends and my family be updated about the things I'm doing to my life.
3.and let this blog be my souvenir as an ofw and read and review all my entries when the time i go back to my beautiful, free and open country las islas filipinas...nyahaaha.

But i am so surprised that there are some people out there who reads my blog and interested and be updated about on what i am doing about my kaleidoscope world . Thank you.

Why updating my blog makes me so lazy? one reason is that i I don't like the poor service of my internet provider the Saudi telecom company always have a problem with my connection to the Internet.hayayay!!! but now its pretty doing well hope this coming days i will not encounter problems with my internet provider.Sayang ng binabayad ko.LoL and be free from Juan Tamad.sana nga!!!Sarap kaya matulog!!!