Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Online Mommy Revamp

I am planning to redesign my site to make it more personal. I will be looking for free blog templates and tutorials on how to cutomize the look and feel of the my blogspot. Any suggestion is very much welcome and appreciated.

Potty Training

My daughter just turned 22 months last Sunday. At her age, I think she should start learning how to use her potty. I will be doing some research on what is the easiest but effective way to train her. Not only because of the expense I incurred everytime I buy a new pack of diaper but most importantly, disposable diapers add to the tons of non-biodegradable waste in our country. If I am not a working mom, I prefer to use cloth-diaper . But because I need to work, I have to cling to the convenience brought by disposable diapers. But now that she is growing up, we can at least start try to get rid of using disposable diapers.
Please let me know if you have some advise or tips on potty-training. I would appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thank God It's Friday

Thank God It's Friday! I am one of those who waits for this day. Friday means more sleeping hour for me, a day of fun and play with my daughter tomorrow, bonding-time with my husband and a reminder that the Lord's day is just a day ahead.

How about you, what does Friday means to you?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

In the Beginning

My officemate Dotty (the owner of IT Mommy ) encourage me to do blogging to earn extra income. She taught me the basic of blogging,(how to create a blog, how to configure the adsense, how to c customize the blog & etc.) and still helping me until now with my inquiries. I started with my initial blogsite, without any idea what would click in the market. Since she is doing a tv show series streaming, I tried to do Movie Previews hoping that it would be a hit in the market. But after a few posts, I already started to get disappointed. No body visits myblog , thus, I haven't earned a single cent (that remains true until now ) She advised me to join different blog directories. So I did. And little by little, by the help fo Feedjit, I noticed that there is an improvement. In a day, my blog would have a visitor or two. So I continued blogging. Since I am not really fond of watching movies (well, I've already overcome it), I decided to create a new blog that is of my interest. Since I am very fond of memorizing bible verses, I started the My Daily Memory Verse. It has a regular visitor who is coming every day from Wales (not really sure if this is the same person though ) That already made me happy and encouraged to post everyday. But I got busy with my job that I can't find time to post a verse and an insight for few days. That regular visitor stopped coming back after three or four times coming back without seeing new updates. Back to zero again. But since I am already enjoying posting verses, I keep on posting bible verses.
After more or less a month, I decided to create another blog, the Filipino 101. Since I am doing some research in preparing my lesson for my voluntary work in our Bible Seminary as a Filipino instructor, I might as well share the lessons to others who might be also doing research on Filipino subjects. My decision to create this blog was confirmed by my experience that the source materials for Filipino is limited over the net and it is quite hard to find these materials.
And now, though the fact remains that I haven't earned any monetary value from blogging (and blogging is not a good source of extra income ), I do not regret joining the club. I get some enjoyment making friends online through requesting other bloggers (especially mom's like me) to link my sites. And surprisingly, there are many kind bloggers who wouldn't hesitate to add my links. To name a few are Mommy R of Pinay Mommy Online, Life and Scrap, and Lourdes' Mia, Mommy Shiela of A Blessed Life, pinay mama of A Momma's Journal, and of course my dear officemate and friend, Mommy Dotty of IT Mommy.
May we have a fruitful blogging life

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

System Admin Tasks for Senior Developer Role

My call with our client has just finished. We discussed the problem I encountered while I was trying to setup their client's storage array... Believe me, I have no experience on this and I am really surprised when my contact told me that we will be the one to setup the storage array...
Well, as a Senior Developer, I am expected to handle the tasks graciously though I have no previous experience on this area. Yes, I am a Senior Developer in C# and ASP.NET but I have no experience doing System Administration tasks. But I take it as a challenge. I love to learn new things. And whenever I gain new skills, for me it is already a success...

I am also happy that my contact in US is really kind and not so demanding. He understands my position and I am happy to co-work with him. I am also blessed that he is also a Christian, an active one. He is a minister in their church and he is also the one assigned to lead their choir practices. I am blessed to work with other Christian in the other side of the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

.NET and MS SQL Server Interview Questions

I blogged a while ago about the technical interview I had this morning. I decided to post the questions which were asked to me (only those question which I can remember). If you know the answer to any of the question, please feel free to post it as comment. I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Btw, the questions are more on C# and SQL Server.

1. What is the difference between the Server transfer and Response Redirect?

2. What is the difference between overloading and overriding?

3. What are delegates?

4. What are generics?

5. What are the accessiblity modifiers and their scope?

6. If we want to access the values on the source form, where can we store it?

7. Does javascript supports object-oriented programming?

8. What does HTTP and HTTPS stand for?

9. What is the default port of HTTP? of HTTPS?

10. How to prevent sql injection?

11. What is WCP?

12. What is the advantages of using ADO.NET in .NET 2.0

13. What is the new feature of .NET 3.5?

14. Where do we store the application variables?

15. What are the authentication supported by MS SQL?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Getting Behind

Before I reported to work this morning, I entertained an interview invitation of a company not so far from our office. I am not actively looking for a new job because I know that transferring to a new company these days is really risky. But I entertained the initial technical interview for two reasons. First, the location is not far from our office and I won't lose anything if I drop by. Secondly, I entertain job interviews just to assess if my skill is still marketable. Sad to say, after staying in my current company for two years, my market value freeze :( and my skill becomes stagnant.
Before I join this company, I am confident that I am well marketable because of the trainings and experiences I gained from my previous company. But now, in just two years, I am way behind the technology. I was asked of many questions which I am not familiar with huhuhu... I am pretty sure that the my application with that company will end there.
Though disappointed, I still look on the brighter side. God allowed me to accept that interview to let me know that I am already behind in terms of technology information and skills and I have to do something to improve that. At least, I get some idea what to study during my free time and be prepared for the next interview that may come in the future. I don't also have to depend on the trainings and projects given to me by my company. I have to exert some effort to continuously improve and update my skills.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

New Line Cinema's Ghosts of Girlfriends Past starred Matthew McConaughey as Connor Meads who plays a celebrity photographer. Ghost of Girlfriends Past's Connor Meads loves freedom, fun and women...in that order. A committed bachelor whoAdd Image thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call, Connor's mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul's wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships--past, present and future. Together they attempt to find out what turned Connor into such an insensitive jerk and whether there is still hope for him to find true love...or if he really is the lost cause everyone thinks he is.

Connor's co-stars in Ghost of Girlfriends Past are Jennifer Garner, Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas, Emma Stone, Anne Archer and Robert Forster. The release date of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is on May 1, 2009 (same release date with X-MEN Origin: Wolverine and Battle of Tierra) with PG-13 rating (PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED) because of SEXUAL CONTENT and SOME LANGUAGE and DRUG REFERENCE. Ghost of Girlfriend is written by Scott Moore and John Lucas and directed by Mark S. Waters.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Battle for Tierra

Battle for Tierra
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, Luke Wilson, David Cross, Justin Long, Amanda Peet, Dennis Quaid, Chris Evans, James Garner, Rosanna Arquette, Chad Allen
Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Writer: Evan Spiliotopoulos
Studio: Lions Gate
Official Website: http://www.battleforterra.com/


Mala (Evan Rachel Wood) is a precocious girl living on the beautiful planet Terra, a place where peace and tolerance are celebrated. However, the last inhabitants of Earth have exhausted the resources of their planet and are now searching for a new home. This Earthforce has discovered that the use of a Terraformer will make Terra habitable for humans but poisonous for Terrians. When the Earthlings embark on a hostile invasion of Terra, Mala's father, Roven (Dennis Quaid), is kidnapped. Hoping to save her father, Mala captures and hides a crashed human pilot named Jim (Luke Wilson). While Mala nurses Jim back to health, the two forge a friendship and a plan that could save both the human race and the planet of Terra.

X-MEN Origins: Wolverine

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar—as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.


Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine will be shown in theaters on May 1, 2009. This film is released by 20th Fox Century and co-starred by Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Dominic Monaghan, Danny Huston, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Daniel Henney, will.i.am

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


From the writer of Toy Story and director of Monster Inc., another much awaited film for kids this summer is Disney Pixar "Up". "Up" is a comedy adventure about a 78 year old salesman Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner), who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai). From the Academy Award-nominated director Pete Docter (Montster, Inc), DisneyPixar Up invites you on a hilarious journey into a lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth. Up will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D in selected theaters.
Up will be shown in theaters on May 29, 2009.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Summer 2009

It is summer once again! When we get outside , we can already feel the heat of the sun on our skin. Sometimes if it is too hot ( between 9:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon), our skin get sunburned. So be careful! Make sure you have your sunblock on otherwise be prepared to get burn. Also, you can use umbrellas or caps to protect you from direct sunlight.

But let us admit it, this is the season which is much awaited not only by youngsters but also by older groups like parents. This is the time which most families set a date to have their family excursions. The young bloods are not contented with just one spin. They would have different schedules for different set of friends or barkadas. Those who can afford would even go a little farther for adventure and fun. Even companies have already started preparing for the annual company team-buildings. This is also the time when the well-off westerners visit asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines which are known for wonderful beach resorts.

Everyone is excited to see a different ambience, to feel the warmth of the sand and to enjoy the water of the beaches.

Hmm... but will it be a little different this year because of the recession of U.S.A? Will the energetic young generation be contented to stay at home and forget the sea on this year? Are the parent be willing to spend for the annual family outings despite the global economic situation? Can the companies ignore the intense desires of their staffs to get out of the city and play with sand this year? Will the beaches and resort still be as busy as the previous summers? How will the summer be affected by the economic crisis?

How about you, how will you spent your summer? In the beach? mall? home? Share your thoughts!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fast & Furious

Release Date: April 3, 2009
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Justin Lin
Screenwriter: Chris Morgan
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Shea Whigham, Tego Calderon, Liza Lapira
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references)
Official Website: http://www.fastandfuriousmovie.net/


Plot Summary: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed -- "Fast & Furious." Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I Love You Man

Movie Details
Genre: Comedy
Title: I Love You, Man
Theatrical Release: March 20, 2009
Official Site: ILoveYouMan.com
Cast: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Jane Curtin, Jon Favreau, Jaime Pressly
Director: John Hamburg
ScreenWrite: John Hamburg
Rated: R (for pervasive language, including crude and sexual references)
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)


In "I Love You, Man," a comedy from John Hamburg ("Along Came Polly," co-writer of "Meet the Parents," "Meet the Fockers," "Zoolander"), Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd, "Knocked Up" "The 40 Year Old Virgin") is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey ("The Office's" Rashida Jones), discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward "man-dates," before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancee and his new found "bro," in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a "friend."

If you want to watch the restricted version of the trailer click here


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