Monday, June 24, 2013

Customized Blogger Header using Adobe Illustrator

Rice Soup for the Soul blog header from 2011 to 2013.
The first time I have heard of Adobe Illustrator was in 2009 by a co-worker, a Graphic Artist in my first company. That was also my first time I saw it's interface. But I did not learn the software back then. I was just introduced.

It was a year after that I had a lot of free time to learn the software. Another Graphic Artist who I worked with gave me a CD of tutorial. It was lynda.com. They're effective for a newbie like me. I learned the basics almost immediately.

Here are some of my creations.. Be amazed!!

This birthday cake, I learned manipulating shapes.

On this picture I was practicing lines.

This one.. shawdows, of course.

And here, colors!



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Random Interesting Facts

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years .

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every
English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the
hand of man

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density

The University of Alaska spans four time zones

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet's tail always points away from the sun

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other pain killers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters

Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Unionbank Cyber EON Virtual Credit Card for Paypal

I've always wanted to shop at Amazon.com. But never had a credit card. Even when I started working! Such a shame. So for those, like me, who are dying to get themselves a credit card, Unionbank's EON Card is the answer to our prayers.



Not only that this card will allow you to shop at Amazon.



You may also get started bidding at ebay. Link your card with PaypalUse it to buy music on itunes. Buy apps on google play. Or start buying items from Jazon Mraz site, like this LOVE necklace:
$95-
YES, shop until you get a carpal tunnel!

Anyway, going back to the debit card, the part that I hated the most was getting one was when I found out that the branch has no photocopier machine! They made me have my IDs photocopied outside, and God knows where the shops that offer photocopy service are. Some people would probably deposit tons of money at their branch yet they couldn't afford to have a xerox machine.

Note: Bring your IDs and have them photocopied before going to the branch of your convenience.

At the bank, they make you fill out two identical forms. Ask you few questions like what your job is, where do live, and such. They'll make you pay for Php350 for annual fee like any other credit cards. For complete set of other fees, click here. Theh, they hand me a receipt and told me to go back after 3 banking days to get my card.

Surprisingly, exactly after 3 days, I got a text message from Unionbank that I could pick it up. Hmm.. not bad, Unionbank! Apply now online, click here.


As for the group of people who requested for the no. of the back of this card, it's 143. xoxo Thank for your comment, fellow netizen! This blog really appreciates it. Aside from that 3 digits you're requesting to get rich, why not also try this:
                                                     

Do it for a living, for the common good. Be rich! Make your momma proud. Cheers~

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I think I'm going..

Boston (I) by warein.holgado

Boston (I), a photo by warein.holgado on Flickr.

In the light of the sun, is there anyone? Oh it has begun...
Oh dear you look so lost, eyes are red and tears are shed,
This world you must've crossed... she said...

You don't know me, you don't even care, oh yeah,
She said
You don't know me, and you don't wear my chains... oh yeah,

Essential yet appealed, carry all your thoughts across
An open field,
When flowers gaze at you... they're not the only ones who cry
When they see you
She said...

You don't know me, you don't even care, oh yeah,
She said
You don't know me, and you don't wear my chains... oh yeah,

She said I think I'll go to Boston...
I think I'll start a new life,
I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,
I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather,
I think I'll get a lover and fly him out to Spain...
Oh yeah and I think I'll go to Boston,
I think that I'm just tired
I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind...
I think I need a sunrise, I'm tired of the sunset,
I hear it's nice in the Summer, some snow would be nice... oh yeah,

You don't know me, you don't even care, oh yeah...

Boston... where no one knows my name... yeah
Where no one knows my name...
Where no one knows my name...
Boston...
No one knows my name

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wise words from the Mother of all Mothers

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.
If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.

Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be. Slower is better. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can't "be friends". A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.

Don't settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don't stay because you think "it will get better." You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you. Avoid men who have a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently? Always have your own set of friends separate from his. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up. Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.

You cannot change a man's behavior. Change comes from within. Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are. Even if he has has more education or in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less.

Never let a man define who you are. Never borrow someone else's man. If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you. All men are NOT dogs.

You should not be the one doing all the bending... Compromise is two way street. You need time to heal between relationships. There is nothing cute about baggage... Deal with your issues before pursuing a new
relationship. You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you. A relationship consists of two WHOLE
individuals. Look for someone complimentary...
not supplementary.

Dating is fun... Even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right. Make him miss you sometimes... When a man always know where you are, and you're always readily available to him ~ he takes it for granted. Never move into his mother's house. Never co-sign for a man. Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need. Keep him in your radar but get to know others.

Scared of being alone is what makes a lot of women stay in relationships that are abusive or hurtful: Dr. Phil says... You should know that: You're the best thing that could ever happen to anyone and if a man mistreats you, he'll miss out on a good thing. If he was attracted to you in the 1st place, just know that he's not the only one. They're all watching you, so you have a lot of choices. Make the right one. Ladies take care of your own hearts. -Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The List

What if? A question so simple yet so complex as well.

What if two people that is perfect for each other have already crossed their paths but didn't get that enough time to know each other. And being such fool people like us, we'll just assume the one's we met in such short period of time are not the right one's for us. Because destiny didn't let us to get to know this person.

What if two people have been great friends for the longest period of time and they just let themselves be friends with one's that's really meant for them. And being smart people like us, we long and search for other half.

I've decided to reblog a list. A guy's list of his dream girl. Sharing it to the internet without the guy's permission or a clue that some stranger had been keeping it all this time. He has deleted the blog a few years back. He may have changed over the years. Or he may have learned something new about  himself and forgotten this list ever existed. But I held on onto them. Until now. Until now that I am letting it be exposed again to the unknown crowd.

He wrote this list during his college years. I came across it during my senior year in college. By the time I got to read them, he has already graduated college and currently taking medicine proper. I'm a working girl now. And I'm ready to this list be shared.

1. has crushes on other girls
2. must have own sense of humor
3. isn't a lesbian
4. bi is just fine
5. doesn't cuss
6. can make her own language
7. thinks lefties are insane
8. well-read
9. good library of books
10. not 20/20 vision
11. into a few sports but not athletic
12. flexible taste in music
13. doesn't go to bars/go clubbing
14. drinks alcohol only on rare occassions
15. can teach me how to waltz properly opps..
16. moody
17. can put up with my moodiness
18. not an engineering or business major
19. good conversationalist
20. fun to have shallow arguments with
21. understands the beauty of circular reasoning
22. will not look at me in a funny way whenever i think life is just another joke
23. long hair
24. nice teeth
25. wears skirts because she thinks they're... cute
26. will not hesitate to scold me when i get all..pompous
27. laughs at my mistakes without being ashamed of me
28. even if she can't sing, she 'sings' with real emotion
29. has watched high fidelity
30. passes the 'smashing pumpkins morality test' weh?..
31. doesn't think i'm too gay
32. lives, at most, 3 hours away from me
33. will not mind me calling at 3AM just to tell her i love her
34. remembers her dreams
35. nice ears i got two little ears, i hate 'em
36. awkward kisser
37. likes water
38. lets me go out with high school friends for weird, mindless shit
39. likes my name
40. can swim well
41. believes in god, regardless of religion
42. good in math and chem
43. read the newspaper regularly
44. patience
45. quiet most of the time
46. will pay for dinner/lunch half the time
47. suddenly screams
48. knows how to cook
49. will teach me how to cook
50. maintains a journal (online or otherwise)
51. fair complexion
52. will use make-up only when threatened
53. nice
54. modest
55. jollibee
56. enjoys hanging out at malls
57. lets me stay in her room, poking at her stuff
58. particular scent
59. will let me smell her hair i cut it short..but
61. hates guys as much as i do ...
62. intro/extrovert
63. medium neurosis
64. coffee
65. doesn't talk about kids or whatever (scary)
66. soft hands
67. not three+ years older than me
68. writes
69. lets me read her stuff
70. imperfect
71. knows how to share feelings
72. understands i have to maintain my record addiction
73. lets me play loud music
74. smart (bookish and street smart)
75. fiddles with my hair
76. can just get into a staring match for more than 30 minutes
77. unique weirdness
78. will read and give honest opinion of my stuff
79. opinionated
80. can drive
81. knows how to commute
82. gets along with parents
84. knows how to save money
85. honest
86. shares feelings
87. fresh breath
88. lets me nibble her ears
89. doesn't like porn
90. fun to travel with
91. monogamous
92. rakenrol
93. tries new things like?
94. goes to gigs with me
95. lets me sleep on her shoulders
96. not gadget-freak
97. asks questions
98. funny
99. homebody
100. ... makes me happy and i can make her happy.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Oks."


I think people has this tendency of copying someone else's mannerism or expression. Especially if the person they copy is someone they like that they frequently get to have a conversation with.

In my work, I usually communicate with coworkers from different departments thru online. Simple words to communicate faster such as: noted, thanks, and okay are always useful. Sometimes, people tend to get more creative by using different versions of these words.

Based on my Almanac, the word O.K. was created by Martin Van Buren, a democratic candidate, for his political campaign that means Old Kinderhookfor, his hometown. Later on, people invented their own.

Okay. Okey. Oki-doki. Oki-doks. Oki. Okies. Oks. And world's famous -- k.

Would you guess what I hate the most? Meeeennggggkkk... You're wrong. It's not the k that I hate. It's the oks. 'Cos sounds like pukes.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

TWO ZERO ONE TWO


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? XOXO
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I will make a list for next year. No, I did not for this year. 
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No.
4. Did anyone close to you die? Noo.
5. What countries did you visit? Nooo.
6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? Courage.
7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory and why? Every 11th of every month of this year.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I was able to stick up in one company for a year.. and counting ;)
9. What was your biggest failure? I wasn't able to listen to music that much and blog that much.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No. Thank goodness!
11. What was the best thing you bought? 



12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Tita Emily in NZ.  
14. Where did most of your money go? Tax.
15. What did you really, really, really get excited about? http://amzn.to/RVdWpa
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
  1. Call Me Maybe - Gotye Feat. Kimbra
  2. Somebody That I Used To Know - Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
17. Compared to this time last year are you:
Happier? Happiest.
Thinner? Broke-err.
Richer? In love.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Stop. Look. And listen.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? THINKING!!
20. How did you spend Christmas? Like the old times, movies.
21. How will you be spending new years? With the old man.
22. Did you fall in love in 2012? Truly. Madly. Deeply.
23. How many one-night stands? Like how the say it in Tennis --->Love.
24. What was your favorite TV program? No TV this year.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No. 
26. What was the best book you read? The Godfather.
27. What was your biggest musical discovery? Tried rediscoving old favorite artists music.
28. What did you want and you got? Cherry Mobile's Advance Tablet
29. What did you want and not get? Cherry Mobile's QW200
30. What was your favorite film of this year?



31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old did you turn? Breakfast date with le boyfriend.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? ..HK-Macau? Corregidor?
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? 
34. What kept you sane? So I say thank you for the music for giving it to me.
35. Which celebrity did you fancy the most? 
Eddie Sedgwick
36. What political issue stirred you the most? 
37. Who did you miss? Weirdness. Awesomeness. Greatness.
38. Who was the best new person you met? kaching!~ nothing beats the brat of the year.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012: 
40. Quote or Song Lyric that sums up your year:

I will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
Leave the past behind me, today my life begins
A whole new world is waiting its mine for the taking
I know I can make it ..today my life begins

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunshine and Raindrops

I'm Walking On Sunshine

I didn't see any sunshine.

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

I didn't see any raindrops.