My Online ShopOT

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I decided to venture in an Online shop with my bestfriend in High school. I’ve been loving and hating online shopping this days so I decided to make my own. I am a shopper and seller at the same time. I hope you can support us guys. :)
Add us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aym.a.shopot
Our Online Shop is Shop Online and on Time (ShopOT) lol. It’s my friend’s idea to make the name humorous to get more attention to the public. ^^
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Thanks and godbless!

National Organization To Otlaw Cellphones

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I support National Organization To Otlaw Cellphones (no-toc). It is an organization or movement that calls our attention to not be so dependent in using cellphones. Recently, two cases of hit and run accident happened here in metro manila. The culprit is not just the driver who hit them but also their cellphones. Both victims are call center agents and where using their cellphones while crossing the street which made them less aware of their surroundings.

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I would like to encourage you guys to support movements like no-toc. They are reaching out to people, giving information, provides counseling and guidance in the most light and humorous way. They are not stopping you in using your phones because it is one main source of communication, they are just encouraging us to use it in the right way and stop being dependent on it. I was never aware of such movement/organization’s existence but the day I found out about it, I immediately searched it on google and found their site. Their way in communicating and promoting their beliefs is really funny and humorous.  They have this counseling and guidance page wherein they discuss this latest scientific psychological study about an epidemic disease that is called DOPES (Dependency on Phone Enslavement Syndrome). I was like wth?! :) I find it funny but mostly true.

Let us be responsible and use technology in a good and rightful way. Let us not waste and take advantage of every development and innovation around us. Use it wisely and responsibly.

Philippine Orthopedic Center

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I had my medical check up last August 26,2011. The doctor called me up to inform me that I have scoliosis and asked me if I am aware of it, I said no. I was never aware of it because I have never been hospitalized or undergone any major medical check up or x-ray examination. The doctor advised me to visit the Philippine Orthopedic Center which specializes musculoskeletal disorder and related conditions.

Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) is located at Maria Clara Cor. Banawe St., Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City. If you’re going there from the south/Alabang, I suggest you take the train (PNR) and get off at Espana (espanya) station, from there, take a jeep going to Banawe Ave./Project 8/Project 6 and tell the driver to drop you off at Banawe Ave. Then take the MMDA overpass to cross the other street (landmark: Mcdo) From there, take a jeep going to retiro/e.rodriguez and just inform the driver to drop you off at the Orthopedic Center.

POC offers free medical check ups and other services. Membership require patients to pay 30pesos to have a blue card which contains your personal information and the designated/assigned room and doctor for you depending on your illness. The queuing  in registering new members are usually long so you have to be early to avoid long hours of waiting.

I was assigned in room 2 which handles spine problems. The doctor asked me several questions about my scoliosis and asked what is the degree of curve in my spine but since I don’t have the x-ray result with me and I still don’t know the degree of my curve, he gave me a slip to take an x-ray examination and bring back the result to him. The x-ray is not free, I paid 800 pesos for it which is actually cheaper than the usual considering that I had two x-rays (Front and Side). I had to wait more than 4 hours just to have an x-ray examination because of the long lines and emergency cases. The result is that I have a 24 degrees curve which is a mild case of scoliosis and since I’ve reached adult age, there is just a small chance of  increase curvature of the spine.

The doctors there are really professional and they will treat you accordingly so no need to be afraid. I just want to share with you guys my experience in Philippine Orthopedic Center.. :)

Poro Point (Poem)

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By Alejandro Hufana

The rocks still roots the water
Tauter than that the boy int he channel
That marks where men-of-war should enter
And avoid the shallows of the turtle
The lighthouse eye puts out. Today’s communion

Is in the pulpit of the machine
Now when all owes it religion
What adventure had the aborigine?
One make-up moment to be emperor
IN this haunted hamlet on the coast -Fishers foam-furrow the equator
TO homage at a trading post.

Now when divinity is frail
Between the radar poles and the wishing well.
To beat the mind to a bell
In bretheren’s bones with the sunken sail.

As if from rising bottom, sound of sand
Spills out cargo and conqueror
On seven sights of land
Far from either rock or bouy
Like a prayer’s amen, and ahoy!
The brief bed of he whirling whore,
The sunbath, the pinpointed star,
And the native full five-strings deep in his guitar
Sermons how to suffer.

Now back to feed the lamps their fuel
While the rock still roots the water
Tauter than that the bouy in the channel.

Importance of Taxation

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We Filipinos often disregard the value of tax. We always complain whenever we compute how much tax are deducted in our salaries. So to make you feel better I will give you a small list of Importance of Taxation which I read in our Economics book.

Through tax, citizens can contribute and give their fair-share to the cost and expenses of government in order for the state to:

  1. Raise revenue
    – No government can exist without it, it cannot promote the welfare of the people.
  2. Protect locally produced goods against competition from import by imposing higher custom duties.
  3. Protect new industries by granting tax exemptions.
  4. Regulate property.
  5. Distribute equally the wealth of the nation.

Credits: “Introduction to Economics” by Roman D. Leano, Jr. and Ronald M. Corpuz.

Thailand for honeymoon?

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Thailand is one of the most beautiful country in southeast asia. Southeast Asian countries are known for their very rich and colorful cultures. If I were to ask what country in asia I would be excited to visit, It will be Thailand. I’m a big fan of thai movies so I’ve seen a lot of their tourist spots endorsed in the movies.

For newly wed couples, Thailand is one of best honeymoon spots around asia. I’ve never been there so I can’t give as much information as I would like to. I was looking for the best topic to endorse Thailand’s beauty and a honeymoon spot is the best that I come up with. Through google, I found this site that contains fresh and unbiased hotel reviews, Thailand Honeymoon Reviews, Itineraries and Information, tips for couples that is travelling to Thailand and other useful stuffs. The site also contains information about the  resorts, beaches or hotels that has an ongoing promotions that can give you a big discount for your limited budget. It has the list of top attractions, latest news and a sneekpeek in their language. Helpful english words that you would like to interpret in thai and a link to website that will give you more advance lesson in their language.

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One of the most famous tourist spot in Thailand is the Samui Island. It is very popular among other foreign countries because of the tropical weather. In the northern part of the island, the famous Big Buddha that was built last 1972 can be found and visited there. If you would like to visit and enjoy this amazing place, it is best to search for a good resort that will give you the full experience you’re looking for. Koh Samui Luxury Resorts reviews will give you a complete top 20 list of the best resorts around Samui.

I’m a Filipino. I love my country and the countries around it. Let’s embrace and learn the culture of the Southeast Asian countries. :)

Visit: http://www.thailandhoneymoon.info/ for more info.

Meaning of Tax and Taxation

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Taxes

– The enforced proportional contributions from persons and property, level by the state for virtue of its sovereignty for the support of the government and for all public needs. (Meaning according to Cooley)

– The compulsory contributions to support the state.

– Lifeblood of a government.

Taxation

– The supreme power of a sovereign state to impose burdens or charges upon persons, property or property rights for public purpose.

– Power vested upon the legislature for the purpose of raising revenues to finance government expenditures and for the general welfare and protection of its citizens.

– Method of apportioning the cost of government among those who in some measure are privileged to enjoy its benefits and must therefore, bear its burden. (Cooley, Law of Taxation)