Thursday, June 26, 2008

First Monthly Exam.

Today we 're having our first monthly exam, I give my 4th year students a 50-point long quiz. My experience in my college life helps me a lot specially during examination, as what we have learned from our instructor sir Exander, I got an idea on how to make a tricky questions, particularly in true or false type D: Hi sir, peace!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PlayStation 3)

If you've managed to steer clear of the popular Dragon Ball Z anime for this long, you can be forgiven for thinking that Burst Limit is a game best ignored. Nevertheless, you'd be wrong. Though this 3D fighter is full of references for the fans, it's a good game in its own right and can serve as an easy point of entry into the DBZ universe.

Burst Limit goes out of its way to be accessible to newcomers with a thorough tutorial that walks you through all of the controls while introducing you to a handful of the characters that make up the game's roster. The fact that all of the PlayStation 3 controller's face and shoulder buttons have multiple uses can be daunting initially, but there are no complex combos or character-specific special attacks to memorize, and even the craziest-looking moves aren't much more difficult to perform than a straightforward punch to the face. You'll need some semblance of skill to time your attacks and to block those of your opponents, but after spending half an hour with the tutorial, you should have little trouble holding your own in a fight, regardless of which character you choose.

Even spectacular-looking attacks can be performed with a minimum of effort.

Only three combatants are available at the outset, but as you progress through the lengthy Z-Chronicles story mode, you'll unlock the rest of the roster for a total of 21. In Z-Chronicles mode, you get to play through three of the five Japanese Dragon Ball Z sagas, and you experience some of their most memorable battles from the perspectives of both good and evil characters. The Saiyan, Frieza, and Cell sagas as they're told here represent only a tiny fraction of the anime material, but there's generally enough dialog between characters to at least let you know why they're fighting, and that's all you need.

As you play through the 50-plus battles of Z-Chronicles mode for the first time, you'll inevitably unlock most of what Burst Limit has to offer, including a good number of the game's "drama pieces." These brief cutscenes are triggered by events during a fight and invariably benefit the character to which they're relevant in some way. For example, drama pieces can increase one or more of your attributes for a short time, restore some health, or call upon a partner to get you out of trouble. Drama pieces also go a long way toward making Burst Limit feel more like the anime that it's based on by employing quick camera cuts and dramatic close-ups that wouldn't be practical during normal gameplay. By unlocking and subsequently equipping up to three different drama pieces, you can customize a character to suit your play style, and to unlock all of them you need to play through the Z-Chronicles several times. New partners, attacks, and character transformations can also be unlocked in this mode, so you'll probably want to beat it at least once before venturing online to really put your skills to the test.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Students' Characteristics

It is now on my second week of teaching computer and internet subjects for the 3rd and 4th year students here in Holy Cross Academy, as my relationship toward the students is getting better, I can now determined what are their characteristics, even on the first day of our laboratory activities. I am currently teaching 8 sections in this school, 4 for the 3rd year level and also 4 sections for seniors, averaging 45 students per section. During our first meeting,
I presented to them my requirements for the subjects; I am going to teach them how to create a static website using both note pad and Dreamweaver and and graphic application such as fireworks for the third year and Dynamic website, Animation using Flash Application and Simple database using MS Access for the 4th year level. I came out to this Idea after consulted them of what computer software they use during their previous year, After I found out that they are almost the same in response (both 4th year and 3rd year), They are only knew how to use MS office application, even though they have a textbooks for their computer subject but their teacher did not use it. This is one of the reasons why so many parents reacted very much about their computer subjects. Now, they are on the 3rd exercises for their laboratory works, and I can see their faces their interest of this subjects.

Monday, June 16, 2008


As the second week of the classes starts, Our Academic Coordinator reminds me that I have to teach two sections from the second year level. Wtf! another lesson plan reparation come first in my mind. Lesson plan is so easy to do, but if there's a format that needs to be followed, is it very difficult! In our lesson plan format, we have to follow the RVM Pedagogy format, we are the first in all RVM school who use this kind of format. Last night I slept at exactly 12 AM, making preparations for 3rd year and 4th year, and since it is the start day of the week, we have present our lesson plan to our academic coordinator for approval.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Another Busy Day

Thanks God, I survived! although my voice changed a little bit, I still able to deliver my lesson for the students, as our formal class started last Wednesday, teaching in front of 3rd year and 4th students is not easy! but well, the show must go on, regarding of what lesson I'm going to teach for the 3rd year is not a problem, since they don't experienced yet how to create a web page, this is my first priority before teaching them about graphics applications. What my problem problem is, the 4th year, they did not know how to create a simple webpage, they don't know how to create simple data base, and a simple computer program!. wahhh!!! as the last day of the week, my schedule is full, I only have vacant during recess time and lunch break! plus i have 3 task in my blogs...D: but it's ok, today is is payday! I have to get my 2nd salary! yahoooo!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Records (May 2008)

1st May is a special date in calendar around the globe - known mainly as a worker’s day to celebrate the achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration, however, there are many reasons to celebrate all over the world - from Love Day in the Czech Republic to Beltane for Celtic people and Maharashtra Day in India. It is also the celebration day for 9 Christian saints! To honour this extraordinary date, here are some of our favourite records achieved on May Day.

First solo expedition to the North Pole
Naomi Uemura (1941 - 84), the Japanese explorer and mountaineer, became the first person to reach the North Pole in a solo trek across the Arctic sea-ice at 4:45 a.m. GMT on 1 May 1978. He had travelled 725 km (450 miles), setting out on 7 March from Cape Edward, Ellesmere Island in northern Canada.

Heaviest vehicle pulled by hair
The heaviest vehicle to have been pulled by the hair alone over a distance of 30 m (98 ft) is a double-decker bus weighing 7,874 kg (17,359 lb), by Letchemanah Ramasamy (Malaysia) at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire, UK, on 1 May 1999.

Largest cheerleading cheer
A total of 904 cheerleaders performed a cheer in full uniform with pom pom and baton in Voves, France, on 1 May 2007.

Largest collection of teddy bears
The largest collection of teddy bears belongs to Jackie Miley of Hill City, South Dakota, USA, with 5,029 different teddy bears, as of 1 May 2007, which she has been collecting since 2002.

Largest parade of Volkswagen (VW) cars / Longest single-model vehicle parade
A total of 2,728 VW Beetles took part in a parade organised by the Volkswagen Aficionado Club of Brazil on a race track near Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 1 May 1995.

Longest frame in a snooker World Championship match
The longest frame recorded in a snooker World Championship match is 74 minutes in the final match between Peter Ebdon (UK) and Graham Dott (UK) at the Crucible in Sheffield, UK on 1 May 2006.

Longest sari / saree
The record for the longest saree offered to Goddess Padmavathi measured 642.3 m (2,106 ft 10 in) and was achieved by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vasanth Gurudev Shakthipeetadhipath, founder of Sri Parshva Padmavathi Seva Trust in Chennai, India on 1 May 2007.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

First Day High!

Today marks the first day of classes for school year 2008-2009. It’s my first day of teaching in high school students in a private school. During our flag ceremony, as I looked at all the 3rd year and 4th year students, I feel nervous though excited, I will teach computer and internet subjects in 7 sections which averaging 50 students per class. I know it is not an easy task, my students’ capacity on the fields of information technology after they graduate in high school will be based on what I had taught them. I know it is not an easy job dealing with high school students, all kinds of character can be found, students who are very noisy, “pasaway”, KSP, troublemaker, super genius, etc. I have to be careful, every move I make, regardless of knowledge, I’m confident enough, I already prepared my lessons, the only things I need to them is their attention and focus of this subjects.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Still Alive! Jopal's Online

Although I lost my PR last month, I still I continue my posting in my main blog, I remove all paid to click banners, hoping that I will regain it soon, but i still lucky, I still have my task from different advertisers, just like I posted earlier, it is a solid $10 post. Well, not losing my hope, although it's quiet sometime that I did not have task. Happy blogging! for the benefit of October 11 events :))

The Walker Poker

I featured today the one of the fastest growing poker room in the poker world; the walker poker. You can be amazed of their sites design, features and information and also their services if we talk about the word “poker”. They give best that they can just to make Poker Online a successful one. As I explore their official site, I am amazed their creativity! Full information are available, features, stat of players currently played online, and lots of different offers. One of the best feature found at is their Poker School, which they categorically explained to how to play poker and online poker, complete technical supports and online poker tournaments that everybody can join other online players around the world. Another great features is their Poker Strategy section, where they emphasized these phrase; “When an intelligent and skilled player moves towards playing online poker, he plays on the basis of the information available to him It is necessary for all the players to get acquainted themselves with the basic knowledge of the games of poker along with the limits of betting and the requirements of folding of their cards.” . Explore and experience the online poker games, only at

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pinoy's Pride!

The Philippines entries for the search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature dominates in top 10 among other entries around the globe. the Tubbataha Reef is in rank 3, while the Chocolate Hills in rank 4, Puerto Princesa Subtteranean River National Park in rank 6, and now the Mayon Volcano in rank 10. It is a very wonderful news for every Filipino because these entries brings the honor in our country. Let us continue vote for our nation's pride!

ASUS R700t

The Asus R700t portable navigation system features a slim design and has an integrated traffic receiver. You also get a complimentary subscription to the traffic services, integrated Bluetooth, and 3D building renderings.

While best known for its computer components and motherboards, Asus is branching out to all sorts of consumer electronics, including GPS. The Asus R700t is one of its first portable navigation devices, and we must admit we're pleasantly surprised. The slim device is easy to use and features some great navigation tools that aren't commonly found in other PNDs. For example, the R700t shows 3D building renderings on its maps, and it has an embedded traffic receiver. In addition, you get a free lifetime subscription to the Traffic Message Channel. Given all these great features, we were shocked and ultimately disappointed that the system lacked text-to-speech functionality. If Asus adds this technology and fixes some of the performance glitches we experienced during our test period, the company could compete well in this space. The Asus R700t is available now for $325.

At just 3.1 inches high by 5 inches wide by 3.1 inches high by 0.5 inch deep and weighing 7 ounces, the Asus R700t is one of the slimmest portable navigation systems we've seen in a while--quite a feat considering the number of features that are crammed into the device. On front, there's a 4.3-inch touch screen that shows off 65,000 colors at a 480x272-pixel resolution. The display has a light-sensing technology that will automatically optimize the backlighting for your current environment. During our test drives, we didn't have any problems viewing maps and the touch screen was responsive.

The Asus R700t has an impressive feature list, though there's one omission that perplexes us (more on this later). To start, the R700t is equipped with a SiRFstarIII GPS receiver and comes preloaded with TeleAtlas maps of North America, including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Planning a trip can start several ways. You can enter a specific address, coordinates if you know them, select a point of interest, or choose a location from your Favorites or History list.

As far as general performance, the Asus R700t could be sluggish at times, despite having a 400MHz processor. It takes several minutes for the Navigation application to start up, so don't freak out if you don't see anything happening for a while. Also, there were a couple of times where we had to reset the device after the system froze on us. It only happened twice but still, a little cause for worry.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

First Fruit of my Sweat

Last June 1, I received my first ever salary for the period of May 15-30. I was really happy to have my first salary, although it is a basic salary, which is P3,750.00 it really helps me alot for my daily needs and for my family in our home. Plus, another good news for me, last Saturday I received my honorarium of P5,000.00 from UIC. after then I visited my mother and gave her my money, and paying all her debts.

New Employees' Orientation

This our 2nd day of our orientation as newly hired employees in this institution. Being a computer teacher, I am the one assigned as presentation operator, assist every presenter, and other things I can offer my help. The orientation is not new to my knowledge, in fact, I'm the one who make a powerpoint presentation for our principal for her orientation about the RVM employees professional code of ethics. some other things discuss very well and help myself to familiarize my new adopted environment, our orientation will last until tomorrow afternoon.