Saturday, December 29, 2012

Goals for 2013


Goals for 2013 or shall I say, starting from 2013 onward :)

1.  Stay healthy; and

2.  Save money.  

Friday, December 28, 2012

3 reasons why I want to save money




1.  For my retirement;  I know, I know, I am too old to think about this or even start about this.  But it's never too late to begin with.  Nobody's going to stop me now, I will do this NOW.

2.  For traveling/pleasure; 
 I never really travel.  I always believe that, I don't want to be a stranger in my own country (Philippines).  So I travel more in my homeland.  But this time, I want to go to other countries.  I want to see USA first.  Then, Europe tour.  Asian Tour, so on, so forth *crossing fingers*

3.  For emergency.  
 This is for myself and for my family.  Of course, I want their safety, but we'll never know when they need it or we need it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012


My 2012 Christmas was memorable and that is because of my friends in Bulaga High.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

joomla my love!

Couple of weeks ago, i was dating umbraco, then sitefinity and now it's joomla.  all i can say is, I am falling in love with joomla!  sitefinity, you can be my number 2.  And umbraco, I am sorry, but i have to let you go.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Busy studying Umbraco

I am busy learning this Umbraco.  I am on DND "do not disturb" mode for awhile.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Tumblr will be down on 6th October 2012


Tumblr will be down next week on 6th October 2012.  Mashable posted the news in advance to warn all the users ahead of time.  2 thumbs up!
The entire site will be down for maintenance and it will be inaccessible.  It will be available over the next several hours. 
I wonder now, what's my password in tumblr :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

UAE local flights

 
Yesterday was a successfull inaguration for the first UAE local flights.  I want to experience this soon :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

37th birthday

Today, I turned 37 years old.  This is so far the unforgettable birthday I ever had.  MA from US came to Dubai, to celebrate this special day and had a surprise birthday celebration when Mitzi, Rax, Girlie & Celine came over.  I never really had a surprise birthday in my life and today will be remember forever.  Thanks to you guys.

Also, to my Mom & Dad, thanks for bringing me to life and for the good looks :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bob Marley

I was cleaning up my closet and found these 3 audio CDs and 1 DVD of his highness Bob Marley.

I remember, someone ask me if I like reggae.  I showed him these CDs and said "yah man, wanna jammin'."

So, I watched the DVD once again and there were something that I want to quote from his wife Rita, "Bob, is a rebel and he fought using his music.  His M-16 is his guitar."

"My music will go on forever.  Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts, me can say facts.  My music will go on forever."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nikon D600 unveils today

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/nikon-d600-full-frame-dslr/ Awesome!!!

iPhone 5


iPhone 5 is the topic in town and in the web.  Last Wednesday, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5 that support 4G wireless technology or Long Term Evolution (LTE).  Now, telephone companies are forced to maintain 2G, 3G and 4G simultaneously to support the non-tech savvy customers :)

In 5 to 6 years from now, 3G is target for shutting down (gradually).

So, for 3G customers, you'll feel some bump on the services while 4G will have a network congestion issues that they have to seriously look forward before everybody get's into 4G.

Again, can't wait for iPhone 5

Errands

Yesterday, was my errands day and it was all good.  It feels good whenever I completed all my things to do.

1.  Car is full tank;
2.  Bought 2 artist canvass 20x30 and 30x40cm + crayons;
3.  Bought vegies, beef, chicken and shrimp;
4.  Prepared my gyoza; and
5.  Cleaned up the flat.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Facebook Cover as of September 2012


I feel like to capture this screen and blog about it.  Most of the Facebook users that I know have their pictures in both the cover and profile, which I find too much.  It's sated.  Anyways, it's your Facebook account, so knock yourself out :)

Have a good day everyone :)

How to optimize Windows 7 performance?


NewsUpdatesTipsTricksTweaks & LOL !!! 

There are so many things that you can try to troubleshoot your PC/Computer performance.  I assume that you have Windows 7.  If you have the old version of Windows, you can search the how-to for Windows XP & Vista performance.

For the end-user's points-of-view, first try the Performance Troubleshooter.  This can automatically find, fix problems and check issues that slow down the computer's performance.

To open the performance troubleshooter:

1.  Click - Start button;
2.  Click - Control Panel;
3.  In the search box, type Troubleshooter;
4.  Click - Troubleshooting; and
5.  Under System and Security, click Check for Performance Issues.


Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Art of Crayons

Today, I actually bought crayons, canvas, glue gun and blow dryer.  After seeing this art of crayons in pinterest, it crave me to try.


Crayons, canvas, glue gun and blow dryer.
Glue the crayons into the canvas.


Tilt the canvas.
Blow dry the crayons.

My first Art made of Crayons.

I like the mixture of the colors.  I think I will do this often.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ever since I started using blackberry, I've became more active in social media.  (I didn't use addictive, because I am still not :).  

One of my favorite services in blackberry is, the BBM or blackberry messaging.  BBM is very useful as this gives me the ability to contact family & friends for free and unlimited (depending on your provider's social media package).

Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger and GoogleTalk, connects me instantly right in my pocket and in my palm.  If only, I have a budget for iPhone and Galaxy S3, I would like to have them all and check their performances :)

Meantime, enjoy life!

http://facebook.com/taticarpio75  (If you are not logged in to your facebook account, it will just show you unavailable page.  Make sure you are login to able to view my facebook, then hit subscribe).  Thank you in advance.

http://twitter.com/dailyblah You might be interested with my daily blatherings, then hit follow.

http://pinterest.com/dailyblah You might one to see what interest me visually, then hit follow.

http://ae.linkedin.com/in/mariacarpio You might one to see my professional acomplishments and background.  Check it out.

http://www.scribd.com/taticarpio75 I am so proud to say that my very first XHTML tutorial book is available now.  Hoping to write more tutorials in the future.

I do have tumblr account, but I am inactive on it.  You can always visit my blog at http://www.taticarpio.com or you can send me a message at http://www.mariacarpio.com

Love, Peace & LoL

Thursday, August 30, 2012

http://Pinterest.com/DailyBlah

I just newly joined pinterest.com and so far it is the same as any other social network, I have to invest my time with it (which is worthy).  Than having a coffee and talking about somebody else' business :)

The advantage of pinterest and any other social media is, it showcases your online presence or your business in a low cost.

Pinterest combines the 2 elements in social media.

1.  Visual content; and
2.  Sharing who you are.

So, get your pinterest now :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Eid Mubarak!

May the choicest blessings of Allah fill your life with peace, joy and prosperity


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pancake + Strawberry Jam = Homemade

As I woke up today, I felt so hungry and pancakes was in my dream.  So I check my kitchen if I still have the ingredients.  Luckily, I still have 1 cup of flour.


Here are the ingredients:

1 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of milk
1 egg
Butter or oil

Bit them all together (except the butter) and rest it for about 15 minutes. 

1.  Heat the pan in medium
2.  Put a little butter (or oil)
3.  Add the mix and once you see little bubbles, it's time to flip it on the other side.

That easy. 

For the strawberry jam recipe, check out my previous post about strawberry jam.

Friday, August 10, 2012

At The Top - Burj Khalifa


Some people thought that Dubai is a country.  Actually it is a city and the country name is United Arab Emirates.  The capital city is Abu Dhabi, and to know more about it, start googling now.

I was invited to proxy a friend and experience the top view at the tallest building.  I immediately grab the opportunity and grab my nikon D60 to capture the moment.  I took so many pictures that day, but the 2 pictures are my favorite.


The tallest building is located in Dubai.  Burj Khalifa (www.burjkhalifa.ae).  


Hopefully in the coming month, I will be there to visit the place again.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Homemade Strawberry Jam

I actually created another blog for my cooking/recipes.  But I realize, I have to use one blog to cater all the things I like and my everyday EXPERIENCE.  


So, here is my very first strawberry jam in my life.  Yeah, it is my first time.  It is simple, quick and easy.


Steps: 

1.  Heat the pan;
2.  Add strawberries (I didn't cut mine into pieces, as I like it the way it is);
3.  Add a pinch of salt; and
4.  Add 3 spoons of coco brown sugar.

Keep stirring and taste it, according to your choice.








Thursday, July 26, 2012

Backing out to an opportunity.

The title of this post is quite interesting (for me).  It's like, happy or sad experience? 

The reason of backing out to an opportunity was because – am   happy with my life.

I am surrounded by wonderful colleagues who now I called friends.  The working environment is less stress and full of fun and good memories that I will treasure when I aged.

In our life we always weigh things to choose what’s best on us.  So, I choose to stay.  I choose to stay happy than to have no time to enjoy life.

Sorry for my very late post.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Thanks to everyone who participated the Earth Hour 2012

UAE saved 214,000 kwh which is equal to the energy needed to light over 10 million light bulbs.  Last year's record was 204,000 kwh.

141 countries joined this year and 130 in 2011.

In UAE about 400 organizations participated, 70 schools and hundreds of thousands of UAE residents! 

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Earth Hour 2012



As 8:30PM started, I lighted 4 candles and put it in my altar.  My parents always tell us that, a house without an Altar is not a home.



Friday, March 30, 2012

Earth Hour 2012, will be held on Saturday March 31st, 8:30pm to 9:30pm

What is Earth Hour?

Earth hour is a global movement, that brings together individuals, colleagues, communities and people from across the world, who celebrate a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour.

Last year's Earth Hour took place in 5251 cities in 135 countries across all seven continents, joined by  1.8 billion people.  Hope that this year would be even bigger!

Let us save the Mother Earth!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Officially in Service Desk!

After a busy day at work today, all the hard work paid-off.  


Thank you God, for the guidance and putting me on the right track.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Updated about me :)

I've just updated my about me page.  Go click it :)


Recently, I've created my account in LinkedIn.  My colleagues has been asking me about it, until I landed in the site and realizes, to try it out.  It is a good website.  Especially for people who wants to get connected professionally and look for a decent job.  


http://ae.linkedin.com/in/mariacarpio 


The other subscription I did was.  Wait, I just realizes that I was subscribed in Scribd since 2009.  I hope it is not too late for me :).  Today, I uploaded my very first published tutorial in Scribd.  I called it published because, it is officially published in my Scribd account.


http://www.scribd.com/taticarpio75


God Bless!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SOPA is dead?

is it really dead?  or it was postpone as they have other plans next year?  



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CSS is keeping me busy

Since I am learning CSS this week, I've been busy with it.  I will try to blog as much as I can, just to keep this site updated.  Hope you understand that I am not doing any CSS tutorial, because making the tutorial takes time and I have to meet some deadline that I set this year.  I've made a link for you guys to start with the XHTML.  The link is on top of the page, just click it to download the PDF file.  

God speed!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

happy birthday brother!



Happy Birthday Rolly!  God Bless you and your Family!
Ingatan mo ang health mo palagi.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Free XHTML Tutorial is now downloadable


As promised, here is my version of XHTML Tutorial.  Take note, I just made this to jot down notes while refreshing my knowledge in xhtml coding.


I have no intention of offending, my only intention is to share.  If you find the words offending, please delete the file immediately.


FREE!
PDF format only.
4.77MB size.  
Have fun.  





Thursday, January 12, 2012

www.mariacarpio.com is now online!

Yeepee!!!  I am happy to announce that http://www.mariacarpio.com/ is online now!


The funny thing is, when you visit that website it points back to this blog.  LOL!


I will keep mariacarpio.com as it is for now.  I am still busy working on my personal project, and that is learning XHTML, CSS and other website administration tools.


Again, have a great day ahead!

done with XHTML

It was a refreshed/recalled for me as I already know the HTML coding a long time ago.  Two thumbs up to Bucky from http://www.thenewbostong.org/, he nailed it.  More power to him and more tutorial from him.  If you want to know what I am saying, visit his website and checkout his tutorial and watch/listen how he explain things in a layman's term.

Honestly, It took me some time to finished the online tutorial for XHTML (only), the reason being was, while I was listening/watching the tutorial, I am typing down notes and realizes, that the notes I have could be useful to share with others. 

I am done with the PDF document and ready to upload in a few hours.  Meantime, I am back to work. 

Have a great day ahead!

Monday, January 09, 2012

10 gears I use, to make myself sane at home.







That's me.  I took that picture today to reveal the gears I have at home.  Also, I am going to submit this picture to "365 Photography Club/Contest for 2012" by Michael.  For more information here's the link.


My gears are:

  1. Laptop
  2. USB hub
  3. external bubble Speakers (amazing sound from A/L and thanks to MA)
  4. external mic (from Creative, good performance and mostly used in skype)
  5. external Keyboard & Mouse (just fancy)
  6. extended 36" TV (mostly used for coding and watching movies)
  7. 3 external Hard Disk (1TB, 150GB, 120GB)
  8. 2 thumb drive (4GB & 1GB)
  9. e-cigarette (display.  I'm not a smoker)
  10. post-it (for reminder).  I don't like using the e-post it, cause I still end up missing out something.
So there it goes, what are your gears?

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The best Christmas gift!

I remember when I was a kid, my parents made us believe that Santa Claus was the one giving gifts in our empty-hanged-cleaned-beautiful-socks in the plastic-made christmas tree. 

The gift was nicely wrapped with ribbons and cards.  I would say, they spent time wrapping it and there I was, opening the gift in 10 seconds with my tiny hands. 

When I turned teen, there were no more Santa Claus, but rather they give cash as a gift.  So, it will be easier to buy the things I like. 

After college, entering the world of young professionals, I was the one, wrapping the gifts for my family.  It's the other-way-around.  Buying gifts, thinking what to give and wrapping it up.  But seeing them, opening those gifts with the smile, enthusiasm & giggling were really something, something worth watching.

Now that I am middle-age, far from home, far from family and no relatives/family in Dubai.  But still, I got a gift that it doesn't need a gift-wrap, ribbons or cards.  It is all online and it is intangible.  She gave me a beautiful gift and that is :

taticarpio.com and mariacarpio.com

The feeling of opening the gift when I was a kid is the same feeling when I got the confirmation that it was successfully registered.  Again, thank you so much MA for the gift.

I guess, there's no turning back now for my Q1 project and this is it, it's for real.

LY.

-but still i would love to have that guitar though :)

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Keep yourself healthy, stay happy, stop worrying.

Thank you for praying for me/us always.

I'll call you later, I am still at work.

I love you so much!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Web Development - Learning Stage - Q1

My personal project starts now :)  Actually, it was yesterday that I started reading about Web Development.  Yes, you read it right, Web Development.  The question that pops up in my head was, "How can I become a Web Developer or Programmer?"  So then, I came up making my personal project.

The learning stage for this project will be for the first quarter of the year.  Since, I already have a background in HTML coding, I will have to continue learning for the Q1.

2012 - Happy New Year!

I must admit, I wasn't that productive last year.  Up's and down's came back and forth, and I am happy to say, that I handle it nicely.  Though, from August to December of last year, all things happened for a reason.  It was magical and I am hoping that it will continue this year, following year and for the rest of my journey.

For some reason, I will not list down my new years resolution.  I would rather keep it one-day-at-a-time basis.  Don't make me wrong, I've made goals to work on this year.  Again, I will not list them down yet.  You'll see the updates in this blog as I go through on my project.  I guess it means, that I will be more active blogging this year.  Wish me luck :)

So again, Happy New Year everyone!  May we all have the best of luck for another 12 months of our lives.

Till then...

Hangin tough,

-Tati