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The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Weather Blues

Got a bad cold yesterday and I'm sick with fever, yet I had to take the exam at one of the insurance companies. I expected to pass which I did...yesterday...

Of course being sick has its advantages, I got to go to the church! It's where I get my strength.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


I took the exam at P&G and it did not suit my qualifications for whatever position they were seeking for. After all, I'm more of an administrative/customer service/whatever kind of employee, but I do excel in whatever I do, regardless of if I love it or not.

Ah...Canadian embassy. I breezed through the exam, except that I did not know who is its head of state (Queen Elizabeth II) and I forgot the capital, which I know...Ottawa.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Goi Peace International Essay Competition

The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World." Not only should young people benefit from this global movement, but they should be empowered to play a leading role in the creation of a culture of peace. The theme of this year's International Essay Contest is "Learning to live together: promoting tolerance and diversity in globalized societies." Young people from around the world are invited to submit their creative ideas on this theme.

Children's Category
"Learning to live together: promoting tolerance and diversity in globalized societies"
-- In our modern world, people of different nationality, race or religion often find themselves living and working side by side. How can peoples of diverse cultures and backgrounds live together peacefully? How can young people contribute to the creation of dynamic and harmonious multicultural societies? What kind of projects can you start to achieve this goal?

Youth Category
"Learning to live together: promoting tolerance and diversity in globalized societies"
-- Ignorance, exclusion, discrimination, and a lack of social integration of foreigners and immigrants within the main society may become causes of deep frustration and explosive violent clashes among young people as seen in different parts of the world. How can peoples of diverse cultures and backgrounds live together peacefully? How can young people contribute to the creation of dynamic and harmonious multicultural societies? Formulate your ideas for a project or initiative to achieve this goal.

1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)

2. Essays must be typed or printed in English, Spanish, German or French.Children’s category: 800 words or lessYouth category: 1000 words or less

3. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) present address (5) phone number (6) fax number (7) e-mail address (8) nationality (9) age as of June 30, 2006 (10) sex (11) school name and grade. Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Please enclose a list of participants' names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.(Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.)

4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail.

5. Essays must be original and unpublished.

6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the sponsor.

Deadline: Entries must be received by June 30, 2006. Winners will be announced in November 2006 on the Goi Peace Foundation web site (http://www.goipeace.or.jp). Winners will also be notified.

1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900) ... 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450) ... 2 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

All entrants will receive a certificate. (Certificates, prizes and gifts will be mailed to the entrants by the end of the year.)

1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony and the International Youth Forum to
be held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2006.(Travel expenses will be covered by the sponsor.)

Please send your entries to: International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan E-mail: essay@goipeace.or.jp

Violations of the Price Tag Law

Last February I bought a buy one take one Listerine Mouthwash in the SM Southmall Department Store. It was priced at Php54.75 and then the cashier told me that she had the same item before and it was around Php60.
Then at Malvar's Supermarket along Molino Road, Bacoor, Cavite, I took Milo fuzz for Php81.75. The cash register failed to read it so it took me around 10 minutes before my purchase was verified for Php82.50. I asked the cashier why and she said that they will increase prices that night anyway. I told her that they are violating the price tag law and she was dumbfounded.
As consumers we should know our rights. I only found out of such law when my professor in college told me about the incident he had at Robinson's supermarket in Los Baños. This was in 2001.

Module Quatre et Cinq

Je ne ecrire pas environ module quatre mais la classe etais trés bien, et le professeur etais tres patient! Cest fantastique! Nous faire la devoir et pui discute la leçons.
Maintenant, á module cinq, la professeur est meme au moment oú module deux. Har har har. Etudier trés dur!