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 Centro Escolar University Mendiola Street, San Miguel, Manila, 1005, NCR Phone: 7356861 Fax: 7359444 Email: De La Salle University 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, 1004, NCR Phone: (02) 524-4611 Fax: (02) 526-1403 Email: Manuel L. Quezon University 916 R. Hidalgo Street, Quiapo, Manila, 1001, NCR Phone: 7340121 Fax: 7339974 email:, New Era University Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, NCR Phone: (02) 921-4221 Fax: (02) 981-1113 Philippine Normal University Taft Avenue Corner Ayala Boulevard, Manila, 1000, NCR Phone: 5270374 Fax: 5366471 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: 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: University of The Philippines-Diliman Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, NCR Phone: 9280110 Fax: 9283014 Email: 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: 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 TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS 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 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: 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: 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: learning partners school, inc. 189 pilar street, addition hills san juan, metro manila phone: (63-2)-725-7610 email: 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 mrcfi bldg., camia street guadalupe viejo, makati city, philippines email: | 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.


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


Ever since the world began.


Never too far away.


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


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.

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

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

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

Sharing the Gift of Giftedness

Executive Director
Brains Institute for the Gifted and Highly Talented

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

University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

For inquiries, please contact
Joanne Nepomuceno at 0917- 8172663.