Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bookmark Collectors of the Philippines to It’s Called Bookmarking

A few years ago, when I started this blog, me and my friends had a noble plan of putting up an organization that aims to spread our passion for reading and knowledge. We have thought of going to remote places or depressed areas and teach children to read, to write, to read and to love learning in general. We’d make the small projects going by making and selling our own bookmarks and well, from our own pockets. We’ve got it all figured-out since my friends are active members of non-government organizations doing social services such as I’ve mentioned. Unfortunately, it didn’t materialize. Our lives got extremely busy and I hate telling this but the plan was one of the least of our priorities. But that dream still has a space in my heart. I’d still love to do it.

Now, the point of this entry is to tell you that I’m leaving this blog. It just doesn’t make sense anymore since I’m just blogging as an individual collector. So, I’m moving to a new blog. All entries are transferred to this new blog. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm Back Bitches!

Yeeaaah! I miss blogging about my BMs. Expect BM blogging soonest!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Help Fight HPV

PGH doctors on a mission against HPV
by Eric Michael Santos

Started in December 2008, a group of obstetrician-gynecologists-infectious disease specialists at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) is implementing an advocacy program to make human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination accessible to more Filipinos. The program headed by Dr. Ricardo Manalastas, Jr., chief, UP-PGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Infectious Diseases (OB-IDS), initially focused their program on socio-civic organizations, private schools, and corporations.
“We explain to members of these groups the benefits and cost of HPV prevention through vaccination and that through our advocacy program, we no longer charge a certain professional fee for the vaccination.”
Increasing incidence rate of cervical cancer and other HPV diseases
“From 1980 to 1995, the incidence rate of cervical cancer in the country has remained a relatively high 22 per 100,000 women. Almost 7 out of 10 of cases are diagnosed in the advanced stage when the chance of dying from the disease is high. About 6 out of 10 Filipino women with cervical cancer will die within 5 years,” Dr. Manalastas said.

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We need your old glasses

I saw this in the National Museum's yocard stand. This is the first time I have heard of recycling eyeglasses for other people's use. See below details of this advocacy of George Optical. I'm an eyeglasses user myself. I've got really bad eyes. And I understand completely how it is like to live in blur. Unfortunately, due to rampant poverty a lot of people in the country who've got eye problems can't afford to buy a pair of eyeglasses. [Well, I've been using the frame I'm wearing for about 4 years now. I only upgrade the lenses not the frame because it's expensive.]
I believe in the cause, so I'll visit the shop one of these days to donate my glasses. If you intend to help, too, see details below.
The G.O. Green Campaign, which officially kicks off April 1, 2010, encourages eyeglass wearers to support the environment and aid the less fortunate by helping recycle old frames. In light of this, recycling efforts will benefit the Missionaries of Charity (Home of Joy), the charity patients of the Ophthalmology Division of the Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Ophthalmology Division of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, and UNTV.

Customers can drop off their old frames (no purchase required) at any George Optical branch, where they will also be recycled for the use of the George Co Sr. Foundation. The Foundation will also cover the costs of the lens and actual repairs.

Yes, I am that girl!

After my treatment at the derma, I proceeded to National Bookstore to check a copy of Dawkin's The God Delusion. I gave my copy to a friend back in the province when i went home for the christmas holiday. Unfortunately, the bookstore doesn't have stock yet, again. To compensate with my disappointment, I checked out in the corner where they display their bookmarks to see what's new. And i found these... :D

It's another Hannah Montana BMs. And they're just simply lovely. :D

Sunday, May 9, 2010


"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus

I have heard of Erasmus Mundus first before i learned about this Dutch Philosopher. When I got this BM, I thought this must be the same genius which the student exchange programme is named after. And yes it is. The Erasmus Programme (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students)for European students and Erasmus Mundus is for non-Europeans, and in fact open for Filipino students.

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Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Protestant Reformers rejected in favor of the doctrine of predestination. His middle road approach disappointed and even angered many Protestants, such as Martin Luther, as well as conservative Catholics. He died in Basel in 1536 and was buried in the formerly Catholic cathedral there, recently converted to a Reformed church.

Mr. Nobody and Somebody

As far as i can remember, these are original works - graphic art - from my swap partner's friend. It's nice to receive something like an original work from swapping. :)