Monthly Archives: November 2006

Losing Dana

I just want to share with you an article written by my sister, Karen. In this article she shares her moving story, with the hope that others who are going through difficult ordeals in their lives may find strength and … Continue reading

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Who should be blamed for the toxic waste disaster in Bulacan?

I just read the following story from Inq7.net:     Toxic waste dumped in Bulacan; 60 hospitalized   By Carmela ReyesInquirerLast updated 04:17am (Mla time) 11/29/2006   Published on Page A1 of the November 29, 2006 issue of the Philippine … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines, Anyone?

Love to simultaneously run any operating system – Windows, Linux, or Unix – on your PC? Then, virtual machine is for you. NO, I don’t mean the Java virtual machine which allows you to run Java applications on any operating system (OS). I mean virtual machines … Continue reading

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Science as Art

If I hadn’t become a scientist, I would surely have ended up as an artist. My dad was a painter, you see. He did all the paintings that are now on display in our house. As young children, he taught … Continue reading

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Am I in the Right Place?

An article from Nature. Being a woman is not the only issue here; how does being a foreigner affect my growth as a scientist in this country?   Japan and its women   Cultural obstacles and potential damage to one’s … Continue reading

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How Motherhood Makes You Smarter

I found this interesting interview with Katherine Ellison, the author of a new book titled “The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter.” I’ve yet to read the book (oh right, I’ve to buy it first! :)), but it surely … Continue reading

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Search Engine Typosquatting

This is a popular trick to lure users to a malicious site. Personally, I seldom make typos when entering words into my favorite search engines; but as they say, there’s always a first time for everything! Better check your inputs … Continue reading

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Pacquiao Fever and the Pinoy Attitude

By now, every Pinoy has probably heard of Manny Pacquaio’s latest victory. I browsed through several Pinoy blogs online and found different versions of how they were awed by this humble man, who has been reaping victories left and right … Continue reading

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The Realities of Obake and Santa Claus

While I was bathing Aya one day, out of the blue she asked me, “Nanay, totoo ba yung obake (Are monsters real)?” Obake is pronounced as o-ba-ke, which means “monster” in Japanese. “Syempre naman, hindi totoo yung obake. Panakot lang … Continue reading

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Yahoo Messenger Virus

The first time I encountered this problem was two weeks ago. I was using my PC when an instant message from my niece suddenly popped up. To my surprise, the message with some clickable link in it was written in Thai! Right there, … Continue reading

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