Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Dream, Believe, and Dream again

I have always accepted the fact that there are things in life which I can never do. These are monumental events and tasks that have defined people and carved history. Although anything conceived can be achieved, there are exemptions that must be swallowed hard. Perhaps I will never live any of these things, but at least I managed to dream them.

10. Being the US President..... Of course I am a not an American citizen and I don't have plans to be one. But becoming the most powerful man in the world has always been part of my wishes.

9. Doing a voyager impersonation..... Circling around the world with a ship is a daunting task. The hardest part of it is ensuring that the world is not big enough to be circled.

8. Acting for a heist movie..... After watching Ocean's 13, I kept on thinking the possibility of me being included in the film. Now we can already change the movie title to Ocean's 14.

7. Dating Princess Diana..... No one is perfect in this world. If there is anyone who will come close to the word perfection, then its Princess Diana.

6. Commanding one of Hitler's battalions..... Forget about the claim that Hitler was an anti-Christ. It is his war strategies that enamored me to guide his army.

5. Inventing a breakthrough innovation..... From the abacus to the computers, the world has never been the same again. I have always wanted to make something that will make life easy.

4. Investigating a global case..... It does not matter if I wok for FBI or CIA on this one. The most important thing is that I spearhead the team.

3. Playing in the World Cup Finals..... In this game I will score a hat trick. The most important goal will seal the game and allow me to lift the trophy.

2. Singing with the Beatles in a concert..... All I ask is five of my favorite songs to be sang by me with the greatest band of all time. I will; Here, there, and everywhere; The long and winding road; In my life; and Let it be.

1. Hitting a homerun at Fenway Park against the Yankees..... Here is the scenario, I am playing for the Red Sox and it is Game 7 of the ALCS, bottom of the 9th, no scores for both teams, 2 outs, nobody on, full count, with Roger Clemens on the mound. With a great swing, I drive the ball towards the Green Monster and the rest is history.

These go beyond hallucination. Indeed, these events will never happen even if I live 9 lifetimes. But it is a good thing that I came to fathom these moments. For that I have experienced greatness, and greatness no matter how brief stays with a man. Just Gene Hackman..... Sweet!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 according to the Legal Two-Timer

Janette Toral of Reflective Thinking - Taking the 8th Habit Challenge came up with this contest: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007.

The Rules
  1. Write a post listing a maximum of 10 blogs created since 8-1-2006 that you think are the most influential.
  2. Include a link to the original Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 writing project post.
  3. Leave a comment on the original writing project post, with a link to your own post, so that your votes can be counted.
  4. Posts are tallied weekly. The project is on its third week and those blogs who have been voted only once so far will be deleted unless voted again in week 4.

Though I have only three nominees, I believe that they are the top three choices.

  1. The AnitoKid Chronikos - A financial analyst and information scientist's take on billiards and Philippine Sports
  2. The Broken Bow - Never put your bow on a sofa, you may sit on it, as I did
  3. Pulitika, Kalakalan at Iba Pa - Isang Sulyap sa Mga Makatotohanang Pangyayari

Good luck to all three! You make the Filipinos proud!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

G-U-I-L-TY...... maybe not......

The trial of deposed President Joseph "Erap" Estrada has been a circus. It has been a source of contradictions or I would rather say it has been an oxyMORON. The prosecutor claims that victory is within their sights, but the evidences suggest otherwise. On the other hand, Erap was supposed to be in prison but instead he manages to attend most of his outside endeavors. Now that the verdict is about to be served, a lot of people are still thinking if our justice system can be objective and fair.

The nation is divided when it comes to the guilt of Erap. Here are the reason why Erap might be convicted and at the same time acquitted.

He will be convicted because:

  • The government will place its hand on the case. Of course President GMA will have her opinion heard.
  • It took 6 years to end the case. The prosecutors will be favored because they can pile up their evidences.
  • The Philippines is known for breaking records. This will be a classic proof of that statement.
  • The judges will be pressured by the possible repercussions of Erap's acquittal. It has to be remembers that these judges have ambitions that wrest on the administration.
  • Convicting Erap is easier because he can be reprieved in the future. Acquitting Erap, however, is a different story.

He will be acquitted because

  • The evidence of the government is weak.
  • Having Chavit Singson testifying against Erap is a blessing for the former President.
  • The judges have no testicular fortitude to pull the trigger.
  • Erap will no longer regain the power that he had once.
  • The former President's legal team is just that good.

It is hard to predict the exact events that will transpire in relation to this case. Guilty or not, life will still go on for most of us. But isn't it better when our lives are lived in a soceity that promotes justice and equity. Sweet!!!

The ViralTag works! It really works!

Got this from The AnitoKid:


1.) Copy and paste the matrix of “ViralTags” below.

2.) Substitute the Host Tag and one of the “Viral Tags” in the matrix with your anchor text of choice with your blog’s URL. Please keep anchor text to a max of 3 words to keep the matrix size manageable.

3.) When you get a ping back from someone that has your link in one of their “Viral Tags”, practice good karma by copying his/her Host Tag’s anchor text (automatically the associated link will also be copied) and paste it over one of your “Viral Tags” below.

4.) Encourage and invite your readers to do the same and soon this can grow virally.

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Host Tag: AnitoKid Chronikos

The Beginning | Jolly Green Girl | Diet & Weight Loss | The Next Corner | Bloggers Journey | Key West or Bus | On the WebEd | Vi-Su | Reviews and Previews | Andy Coates | Daily Bulls | Ramblings | Internet Business Blog | Startup Entrepreneur Money | Billiards | The Broken Bow | KLAPKiDS | Esofthub's Web Finds | wotZcool | Overseas Filipino Worker | KidPinoy | Tech Gadgets Stocks | Monetize Your Blog | Job and Career | Calvin Harvey | Newsome | Blackyard Technologies | Inner 88 | Link Love | Blog in My Soup | Jason's Random Thoughts | Pixie Tail | Reyna Elena | Earn Money Online | Hanneng | Woman: God's Masterpiece | Controversy | Entrepreneurship Internet Web | Alex2000 | Blend | Sciura Pina | Cat on my Head | Dietro e la Casa | Gold Rush | Tech Startups Web2.0 | Mario's Weblog | Make Money Online | Plugins TV Blogging | Marco Bonomo | Cman's Money Page | Random Access Life | Really Funny Jokes | Patrick Curl | Wolly Weblog | Internet Marketing German | Stratz's Blog | Zarcone | 2012 Movies | Techcast Weekly | Business Blog Web | Samuel Silva | The Junky's Wife | il blog di iMod | Mrs. Sparrow | Tech Fun This n That | Blog Plus Ultra | Money Tips | Blogozine | Cool Websites | JackBook | BetShop Boy | BMoneySavvy | My Life | Catepol | Wissen Belastet | Adam OK | Yaab | Bloggo Intestinale | Fanatic Space | Crispnetworks | Telemac | Hoobin | Adzine for Marketees | Horeki | Manila Mom | Earn Global Online | Philippine Trip | Ageless Beautiy | Cafe Romanza | Maia Jose | Dogs, Pigs, Family | Credit Ability | Hot Buzz Hot Bizz | Mom's Veranda | Chuva | LunaTail | Blog dela TV | Andy Dang | BioHazard Gaming | Rich Minx | Steve's Tech Blog | How to Make Money Online | Jake Daily | Todo Musika | Really Smart Guy | 7 Confessions | John M. Justice | Make Extra Money | Filipino Programmers | Orient Lodge | Foximus | Static Thinkbox | Stealing Cameos from the Web | Photoshop Tutorials | Computer-75 | Super Blogging | Thomas' Off-the-Cuffs Blog | Linkrambler | La Jungla Sonora | Tech-Hack-Gadget | Jackbook | Blog it out | BMW-M-Power| Affiliate Watcher | Cash Money Blogging | Life Disguised in Humor | Ilsnet | MMMiii | Book Project | Mik3 | Wampago | Aopletal | Opinioni in Liberta | Business Chats | WCB Digest | That's What She Said | Gay Christians | Goldy World | Ryan Shamus | Miraz Tutorials | Islam for Me | Studs-Cash-Page | Mariuca | Munny 4 Hunny | First Time Dad | Dating in Your 40s | The Bookshelf | Russian Jokes | Sha Money Maker | No Heat | Dinosaurs | Bulletproof Harpist | Debt Quit | My Own Journey | Jehzlau Concepts | Orchid | Anything Goes | Zona Cerebral | Imakesmoney | Truth & Opinion | Best Air Miles Deals | Seevs Place | Batang Yagit | Little Nina | Jemme | Sintunado | Abaniko | Angel Blush | Nihal's Anything n Everything | Yummy Silicon Chips | Rob Neville | Blogger Trip | Make Money With Kasper | Food Time | CaribbeanCentral America Travel | Pinoy Blog Machine | A Day in the Life | Yoeru | Treasure Hunt | Cookie Labs | Cowboy's Wife | Secret Cookies | Opinionated Girl | A Great Pleasure | Nostalgia Manila | Mary Anna Ville | Life | One Day at a Time | OFW Center | Website Building | Quartz Mountain | Pocket Sermon | Harry Online | Nakanampucha | Mariuca's Perfume Gallery | Brainy Bimbo | Steli Efti | Daniele Salamina | Mean Green | About Body Work | Another Journey | Domingo 1967 | Vinceleste | Captain's Log | Best FaceBook| Composed Gentleman | Silent Whisper | Soho Quest | People Taste Like Chicken | Mumblings | KindaLikeSorta | Social Media Munching | Batang Baler | Crickitalia | Kev's Walkabout | Blog Contest Site | Tobsy | Technology at Hand | Just Wandering | Accounting | Life's Daily | Good Jokes | Easy Cash | Interesting Obsevations | Left in Aboite | Agloco Hours | Money Making | Greg Stratz | Walking Contradiction | Dirty Daily | GabTag | Nonsense Fun Tears | Pinoy Guitar | Blogger Whale | Everyday is My Lucky Day | Deden Amijaya | FeedGet | Motiveless Crime | MF | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTgags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags | ViralTags |

Important: Once I get a ping back from you, I will add your anchor text and the associated link you designate as “Host Tag” here, replacing one of the “ViralTags” from the matrix above. As more and more bloggers copy and paste this matrix, the more backlinks you will have with your anchor text. If everybody who copy and paste from your blog does the same, pretty soon this will spread and go viral. So, the sooner you participate, the more links with anchor text you will receive.

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There it is folks. This should help you improve your Technorati ranking, SERP and Google PR. Please leave comment here if you have copied from this matrix so that I can add you just in case your ping back didn’t reach me.

No Porn Sites
Only 1 link per person (i.e don’t hog the viralink!)
Please don’t tamper with other peoples url’s