Saturday, January 23, 2010

California Day and Nail Spa - Review

Location: Robinson's Galleria Branch
Service: Spa Pedicure
Duration: 80 minutes / 35 minutes pedicure and 45 minutes foot spa
Costs: Php 390.00 plus an additional Php 20.00 for a special nail polish (Orly) for a total of Php 410.00

I don't usually go to expensive salons to have a pedicure. I know a trusted lady who pedicures my toenails at a minimal cost; but since it was my birthday and wants to pamper myself I decided to have a pedicure in one of the most popular nail salon in our country.

I wanted to have a pedicure and foot spa to relax my tired feet so I tried the spa pedicure.

Since it is one of the most popular nail spas in our country, you can't help it if you get to sit with celebrities and models. That day I had a pedicure I was sitting with Donita Rose, a popular Singapore-based Vee-jay turned TV host in a morning news show. And when she left, another model occupied the seat Donita vacated. It seems that they frequent the salon as they call them by their names.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boracay Island, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
These are images of the Boracay Island where millions of tourist around the world travel here to experience the wonder of the island.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Drypers Discovery Day at Trinoma

I received a text invitation today for the Drypers Discovery Day at Trinoma on January 16, 2010, 10:30 am to 8:00 pm at the Trinoma Activity Center. This event will be hosted by Angelu de Leon and Mylene Dizon. Magic Shows, face painting and balloon twisting, kiddie lootbags and lots of games and prizes..

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Special Education Schools

SCHOOLS (METRO MANILA AREA) OFFERING MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION)
(as of September 2005):

Arrellano University
2600 Legarda st. Sampaloc, Manila
7353684
www.arellano.edu.ph

Centro Escolar University
Mendiola Street, San Miguel, Manila, 1005, NCR
Phone: 7356861 Fax: 7359444
Email: ceu1@plato.fapenet.org
www.ceu.edu.ph

De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, 1004, NCR
Phone: (02) 524-4611 Fax: (02) 526-1403
Email: registrar@dlsu.edu.ph
www.dlsu.edu.ph

Manuel L. Quezon University
916 R. Hidalgo Street, Quiapo, Manila, 1001, NCR
Phone: 7340121 Fax: 7339974
email: deanlava@yahoo.com, mlq@mlqu.edu.ph
www.mlqu.edu.ph

New Era University
Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, NCR
Phone: (02) 921-4221 Fax: (02) 981-1113
www.neu.edu.ph

Philippine Normal University
Taft Avenue Corner Ayala Boulevard, Manila, 1000, NCR
Phone: 5270374 Fax: 5366471
www.pnu.edu.ph

St. Paul University Quezon City
Aurora Boulevard Cor. Gilmore Ave., Quezon City, 1113, NCR
Phone: (02)726-7986, (02)726-7987, (02)726-7988 Fax: (02)723-0552
Email: tbayona@spcq-online.org
www.spcq-online.org/

St. Scholastica's College
1560 Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila, 1004, NCR
Phone: (632) 524-76-86 to 89 Fax: (632) 521-25-93
Email: sscinfo@ssc.edu.ph
www.ssc.edu.ph

University of The Philippines-Diliman
Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, NCR
Phone: 9280110 Fax: 9283014
Email: oc@upd.edu.ph
www.upd.edu.ph


By the way, there are some good schools in the provinces which offer MA SpEd.
Mariano Marcos State University & Divine Word College in Laoag
Saint Louis University in Baguio
University of St. Anthony in Iriga City
West Visayas State University in Iloilo City
University of San Carlos, South Western University & Cebu Normal University in Cebu
Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City

For those who don’t have much time for a M.A., a CERTIFICATE IN SPED would be a good option:

LEARNING PARTNERS, INC.
189 Pilar Street, Barangay Addition Hills, San Juan
725-76-10
Email: lpsi@i-manila.com.ph
SPED Associate Training
SPED Paraprofessional certificate Program
SPED Professional certificate Program

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ALLIED CONSULTANCY HABITAT INC. (REACH, INC.)
(Special Care Development Center)
B10 L3 Catmon Pilar Village, Almanza, LP
805-81-41, 806-83-34
Certificate in Special Education Course

COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION
http://www.ched.gov.ph/hei_dir/index.html

TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
http://www.tesda.gov.ph/tvi/default.asp

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS
http://www.ncwdp.gov.ph/drdb/directories.asp

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AUTISM
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN AUTISM
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MENTAL RETARDATION
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MENTAL RETARDATION
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

St. Joseph's College of QC
295 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd QC
723-02-21
www.sjcqc.edu.ph


Behavioral Management for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc.
Rm. 313 Medical Towers Makati
Herrera cor. De La Rosa Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City
Phone: (63-2)-898-9220

Cahbriba Autism Center
Mt. Pulog St., Los Baños Subdivision (formerly Umali Subdivision)
Los Baños, Laguna 4009 Philippines
Phone: (63-49)-536-0186, 536-1298

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
A898 Palace Road. , BF Homes
Las Piñas City, Philippines
Phone: (63-2)-820-8719 Fax: (63-2)-825-0058

CEFIL, Asia (Center for Integrated Learning)
15 Sulu St., Nayong Kanluran
Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (63-2)-413-0780 Fax: (63-2)-413-9728

Center for Speech and Language Intervention, Co.
2/F AM Building
28 Quezon Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (63-2)-410-1525

Child Development Consultants
Unit 52, 2/F Villa Ortigas II
Granada cor. Santolan Rds., Brgy. Valencia
Quezon City, Philippines 1100
Phone: (63-2)-413-4611 Fax: (63-2)-413-4613

Child's Inn Co.
#15 unit 17 potential townhomes
15th ave., cubao, quezon city
contact person: ms. clarette c. canoy
phone: (63-2)-911-0360 / (63-2)-868-8772
celphone: (63-917)-365-8486 / (63-919)-751-1383
email: childs_inn_co@yahoo.com

child's inn co. (satellite branch)
157 pinagkrusan, alitagtag
bat@ngas
phone: (63-43)-772-0239

communicare therapy center for children, inc.
125 tropical avenue
bf homes, las piñas city
phone: (63-2)-826-2206
celphone: (63-917)-536-8264
email: communicare_tcc@yahoo.com

de novo sped school
damar loop street, immaculate conception parish church
damar village, sgt. rivera st., quezon city, philippines
phone: (63-2)-364-9517

divine angels educational center for exceptional & methodical learners, inc.
blk. 14 lot 9 camia st., corner daisy st., garden ville subdivision
pagasa ii, imus, cavite, philippines
phone: (63-[0]-918)-910-6837 [smart cell phone]

emmanuel center for special children
quezon street
iloilo city 5000 philippines
phone: (63-33)-336-9752 fax: (63-33)-336-9753

francis xavier m. dimalanta, md
developmental & behavioral pediatrics
st. luke's medical center
279 e. rodriguez sr. blvd., quezon city 1102 philippines
phone (63-2)-723-1088

foundation for children's education, inc.
808 e. quirino avenue villa ver compound
tambo, parañaque city
phone: (63-2)-551-7623

kiddie corner
195 batanes st.
galas, quezon city
phone: (63-[0]-917-742-1414) [globe cell phone]
email: bebabes_cli@yahoo.com

learning partners school, inc.
http://www.lpsi.org
189 pilar street, addition hills
san juan, metro manila
phone: (63-2)-725-7610 email: lpsi@i-manila.com.ph

new horizons center for the developmentally disabled, inc.
4 justice arellano street
industrial valley subdivision, marikina
phone: (63-2)-681-5739

st. catherine special learning center
phase i, bankers village iii
antipolo, rizal, philippines
phone: (63-2)-650-3176

stepping stone learning center
http://www.leather-collection.com/dchfi
mrcfi bldg., camia street
guadalupe viejo, makati city, philippines
email: sstone@i-manila.com.ph | stepping.stone@usa.net

the learning center inc.
134 carmelite street
merville park subd.
parañaque city, philippines
phone: (63-2)-824-9962, (63-2)-824-9964


Holy Cross of Davao College in Davao City
MAED-SPED program
(Area 1 - Hearing Impaired;
Area 2 - Learning Disabilities;
Area 3 - intellectual Disabilities;
Area 4 - Development and Behavioral Problems;
Area 5 - Generalist Approach)

Doctorate offerings in 2011

Increasing Your Traffic Through Web Directories

Aside from having a very attractive blog with interesting and original content, you can increase your site traffic by enrolling your blog in a web directory. These are usually free directories that list your blog or website and enroll it under a relevant category. There are several guidelines in different web directories, some do not permit adult content or site that contains only affiliate links.

This blog is enrolled in some web directory that somehow increase the traffic of my blog. There is the Philippine Web Directory exclusively for Filipino oriented website.



I also tried Link referral, and Stumpedia which I can attribute as a cause to a surge in my traffic last month.

The very popular Yahoo Directories was the very first directory before the search engines become popular. Yahoo directories still remains as one the biggest and best organized web directories.

When I was preparing for my wedding, Weddings at Work provided a web directory of all wedding suppliers and it served as a very helpful guide to soon-to-be-bride.

Directories are not search engines. Directories rely on websites being submitted to them; then a team of actual people looks at the site to categorize it and check its quality and relevancy before adding it to the directory in the appropriate categories and sub-categories.

Some popular directories are Yahoo and DMOZ or the Wikipedia can also pass as a web directory.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Favorite Songs of Students

Mary Jane Ocampo

I got your picture in my wallet and the phone number to call in and I miss you whenever I think about it.

Hazael Martin
I will never let you fall. I’ll stand up with you forever.

Iris Merka

I’m your angel.

Johnel Heraldo

You light up my life, you gave me hope to carry on.

Virginia S.

Marami kami ngunit iisa lamang ang aming pasyon.

Bryan

Every breath that you remember the pictures fade away but memories are forever.

Marvin

Ever since the world began.

Ivy

Never too far away.

Frecily

What is love? Someone I can talk to every night.
Judith G.

Who am I? That the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name would care to feel my hurt. Casting crows

Laura H.

Sa gitna ng ulan, karamay mo ako, kaibigan.

Jay-r Moron

Now and forever I will be your man..

Lorraine L.
There can be miracle when you believed

Almond d.

Before I let you go, I want to say I love you.

Clarissa L.

Ignorance is your knew best friend.

Genna E.

I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love”

Lovelie E.

I hope and I pray that somewhere in your heat I always stay coz my sun doesn’t shine without you.

Joyce B.

Remember the first day when I saw your face.

Maristelle B.

I know you for so long you are a friend of mine

Rosejean A.

Baby you’re my destiny, you and I we meant to be

Cecilia Dalisay

I’ll stand up with you forever

Janel B.

If you look in my eyes would, you see what inside could you even care.

Hazel Bunyi


Before I let you go I want to say I love you

Mary Andrea Torres

I don’t care about the past.

De panes, ladys

I turn around you’re with her now.


Melody B.
I f I had only one friend left I want it to be you



Redgene

I’ll be on your side forevermore.


Rachel ann

I’ll be on your side forververmore
Judith N.

Coz I was born to tell you I love you.
Jamiile


You are not alone, I am here with you.

Lorena M.

You light up my life.

Analine B.

So were Oki, were fine, baby I m her to stop your crying.

Sheinna O.

I have a dream something that I wanted to achieve.

Katrina P.

The hardest part of this is living you..
Mark C.

Wish I could press rewind and rewrite every line to the story of me and you.

Vanessa L.

When this memories fade, I’m sire this will be replaced.

Paula Grace L.

How do you know if you’re falling for someone?

Apple June

I’ll never go far away from you

Christopher R.

There s a rainbow after the rain
Christine M.

You are my strength when I am weak

David B.

I don’t wanna know
Joe mars O.

Forever Shall I be a friend that you would keep

Angelica C.

You’re the only one that I could live for

Jonnalyn M

Remember me this way.

Alfred R.

One love, one heart let’s get together and feel alright.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Autism and Special Education

I attended a Spedexpo last year because we plan to enroll in a Special Education Program and apply for a certificate. I've been looking for some articles on autism to gather some information on the disorder. I also had an article in my blog on autism because of my fear with my baby girl as having autism but of course she does not have the disorder.
In the seminar, the mother of the autistic child was crying because her autistic child was a first born and she has many hopes for her child. She provides the child with all that he needs. The child is lucky, some autistic child came from poor family and having an autistic child can sometimes put you in
debt.

I've read this article on autism which explains the Miller Method of handling children with autism. This is the first time I've heard this method and it was not mentioned or included in the seminar that I attended. I also never had a chance to read them in my Abnormal Psychology books.

This is an informative article for those who are currently caring for an autistic child. It explains the Miller Method and it talks about two kinds of autistic children—those with closed system disorders and those with system-forming disorders, each having a different system needs.

Reading the article at first was tedious, it has a very small font and it was lengthy. I was looking for some sort of an introduction to the topic but the writer heads on to the topic right away. I was kind of lost but get the hang of it in the middle part.


Teaching these special children requires a lot of patience and understanding of their condition because not all the technique may work in a particular child because even if the children have a disorder they are still unique.






Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Blackberry Presenter



Got this from my blackberry...

RIM's BlackBerry Presenter makes mobile PowerPoint all too sexy
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/06/rims-blackberry-presenter-makes-mobile-powerpoint-all-too-sexy/

BlackBerry users tend to fancy themselves true road warriors -- you
know, the kinds of road warriors that live and die most days by a
four-shot latte and a copy of Office. It's exactly for these types of
folks that RIM seems to have designed the new BlackBerry Presenter, a
slick little module measuring 86 x 60 x 23mm that connects to your
compatible handset wirelessly and lets you beam up a PowerPoint preso
via VGA or S-Video connection. As you mesmerize your crowd with the 24
supported animations and 55 transition styles, you can read your notes
right from the comfort of your BlackBerry's display, controlling the
whole show without a single laptop in sight. The Presenter hits this
month online for $199 and follows up in stores in February, and if
you're interested, you can start things off by upgrading from your Pearl
8200 or Curve 8300 -- those puppies won't be supported.
Key Features of Blackberry Presenter
  • Loop Mode: Set the time between slides and leave BlackBerry Presenter running as you deliver your presentation.
  • Support for PowerPoint effects: Accurately show most of the slide animations and transitions from Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2003 and 2007.
  • Freeze mode: Freeze a slide on-screen while you browse through the rest of your presentation on your smartphone.
  • Bluetooth® connection: Roam up to 10m from your Presenter for a truly dynamic presentation.
  • Single button operation: Use the button on top of your Presenter to put it to sleep, wake it up, or show a new presentation.
  • Compatible with multiple video formats: Travel overseas or at home and present in NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) and PAL (Phase Alternating Line) formats.

A Free Seminar on Teaching Gifted Children


The UP Special Education Council
invites you to
A FREE SEMINAR
ON TEACHING GIFTED CHILDREN

Sharing the Gift of Giftedness

SPEAKER:
MISS LYN DIMAANO
Executive Director
Brains Institute for the Gifted and Highly Talented

JANUARY 17, 2009
1:00- 4:00p.m.

BENITEZ THEATRE
University of the Philippines
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Diliman, Quezon City

For inquiries, please contact
Joanne Nepomuceno at 0917- 8172663.
http://upsec.multiply.com/