Tuesday, April 27, 2010

UEFA Champions League Semifinals Leg 2

Lyon will face Bayern Munich tonight in the second leg of the Champions League semis at Olympique Lyonnais at 8:45PM CET.

Watch the game online for free here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

First Annual Labor Day Run

First Labor Day Run Poster
Run for a better Philippines. Join the 1st ANNUAL LABOR DAY RUN on Saturday, May 1, 2010. 3k and 5k races start at the Katipunan Circle, Bonifacio Global City.

Get your race entry forms from April 22-30 at:

R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
Figaro Coffee at Emerald Building, Pasig City
Figaro Coffee Tomas Morato, Quezon City

For more information, email labordayrun2010@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Next Apple iPhone Uncovered

Here's an article about the newest iPhone from Apple--the iPhone 4. Is the story real or is it just a plant/stunt orchestrated by Apple? If it's the former, someone at Apple is probably having a stroke right now. What do you think?

This is Apple's Next iPhone

Monday, April 19, 2010

Job Interview Questions

Ever been in an interview where your mind totally went blank when the interviewer asked "Do you have any questions?" Some might think that the questions asked during this time do not have much bearing whether you get the job or not. On the contrary, more and more employers base their decision to hire you not just on skills but also on the kind of questions an interviewee asks.

I've listed down some important questions I've found from different sources that you can ask next time you're in that situation.

1. What are the top 3 qualities that a person needs to be successful on this job?

2. What would I do on a typical workday? -- if the interviewer says something like "every day is different", you may want to watch out as this may cause confusion about your responsibilities. Ask the interviewer to mention the kinds of the things you might do over a period of a week or a month.

3. What is a typical career path for this job?

4. How will I be trained or introduced to the job? -- You need to find out if they expect you to be that independent by being on your own your very first day or if there's a plan for getting you up and running successfully.

5. What are the goals and objectives of the company in the months ahead?

6. Who would I work with and how big is the team I would be working with?

7. What hours do people typically work? -- Some people like getting to work at 9 or 10am but if the company expects you to be in at 7 or 8, then there might be a mismatch. You also need to find out how much people work--do they clock out after 8 hours or is working long hours expected.

8. How would my job performance be evaluated? If I meet or exceed expectations, will there be additional opportunities to expand my responsibilities? -- Most, if not all companies, have a process for performance evaluations. You should be able to get a clear answer to this.

9. What can you tell me about the culture and the environment?

10. What are the next steps? -- Ask whether there will be another round of interviews or if you are to hear back from them at a certain date.

Dating Mistakes

Have you or a friend of yours met a guy and thought that it will end up in happily-ever-after only to be disappointed? Let's face it, it's not always the guy's fault. Even smart women tend to make mistakes when it comes to relationships and dating.

Click on the article below for some tips on how to make that new relationship last.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stuck in the City

It is a bit frustrating to be stuck in the Metro during a long weekend while most of the people you know are having a grand time at the beach. To save myself from boredom next time there's a long weekend and I'm still not able to go anywhere, I've prepared a list of things to do for a more productive time at home.

  1. Clean your closet -- Get rid of those old clothes that do not fit you anymore. Or those clothes that you bought two seasons ago that you have never worn. Sell these clothes or give them to charity.
  2. Spring cleaning -- This is perfect for those yuppies or professionals who live by themselves and are too busy to clean on a regular week. You'd be surprised how much dirt accumulates beneath your bed or your couch.
  3. Grab a good book -- Now is the time to start reading a book you've always wanted to read or finish a book that you've started weeks or months ago.
  4. Call old friends -- Catch up with your college buds or friends outside of work whom you rarely see. This is the perfect time to update each other about what's going on in your lives.
  5. Cook -- Grab a cookbook or get a recipe online and learn to cook some dishes. Show off what you've learned by hosting a party for friends or by surprising your significant other with a home-cooked meal.
Let me know if you have other suggestions for a more productive long weekend in the city.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Electric Shocker

How many of you have received your Meralco bill this month only to find out that it has almost doubled? Haven't received ours yet but I'm assuming we're gonna have the same problem. Click on the link below to read a blogger's own experience with this crazy sudden power hike.

Power corrupts

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