Be Merry, Join Merry-Go-Run

Join and be merry while running.

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Enjoy the yuletide season at Baguio City by joining in the Merry-Go-Run on 3 December 2017. This is organized by the Supreme Student Council of STI College in Baguio City and the Live, Laugh, Love Events Planning and Coordination services.

There are four categories for this race, namely 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer, 15-kilometer, and 21-kilometer.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • 5K – Php 450.00 for non-students and Php 350.00 for students
  • 10K – Php 550.00 for non-students and Php 500.00 for students
  • 15K – Php 650.00 for non-students and Php 600.00 for students
  • 21 K – Php 750.00 for non-students and Php 700.00 for students

Registration is inclusive of singlet, race bib, baller, refreshment stubs, certificates, and finisher’s medal for 21-kilometer participants. Be prepared for a HoliPowder shower.

All first placeholders for the four categories will receive a first-place finisher’s medal.

All students who are interested to join must present their valid school ID during registration and avail of student discount for the registration fees.

Registration can be done at STI College Baguio located at #1 Private Road, New Lucban, Baguio City (2nd floor, Student Affairs Office).

Another registration site is at Foodjective in Bakakeng Sur, Purok II, Quinio Compound.

You can register at the Sessions Hub Cafe at F. Calderon street, which is conveniently located beside Prime Hotel at the corner of Session Road.

The iFM 103.9 Baguio Radio is the official media partner of Merry-Go-Run.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/livelaughloveevents/posts/?ref=page_internal
https://www.facebook.com/events/141420076483708/?active_tab=discussion

Treadmill Running Because of Typhoons

Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.

 

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Source: Photo of our old, slightly damaged treadmill in a small area. Photo taken using my Lenovo A5000.

 

This is also a post reminding everyone to be alert for the bad weather conditions since typhoons are normal during these months especially here in the Philippines but these past few days, typhoons are happening in other countries with unexpected places getting flooded already because of the power of nature.

Due to typhoons, runners find ways to continue their training so as not to disrupt their schedules. As a runner, I find treadmill running to be the best alternative in case weather conditions are bad. Instead of letting the treadmill here collect clouds of dust and left to be broken, I might as well use it. The treadmill here is actually an old one with the timer and distance tracker already messed up. Instead of relying on it, I used my cell phone in tracking time.

In order to not get bored while treadmill running, I usually watch the news which usually lasts for 20 to 30 minutes before advertisements are shown. Another method that I do is to pray the Rosary by playing an audio mobile app.  This Holy Rosary mobile app is the one that I use. I also watch YouTube videos that would last for 30 to 45 minutes by searching for workout songs that motivate me to run more. Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.

On a side note, I posted here typhoon names used by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA which is the government agency tasked with providing protection from natural calamities by using scientific methods to safeguard the safety and well-being of Filipinos.

THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES – 2009 to 2024

I II III IV
2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019 2020
2021 2022 2023 2024
Auring Agaton Amang Ambo
Bising Basyang Betty Butchoy
Crising Caloy Chedeng Carina
Dante Domeng Dodong Dindo
Emong Ester Egay Enteng
Fabian Florita Falcon Ferdie
Gorio Gardo* Goring Gener
Huaning Henry Hanna Helen
Isang Inday Ineng Igme
Jolina Josie* Jenny Julian
Kiko Karding Kabayan Karen
Lannie Luis Lando Lawin
Maring Maymay* Marilyn Marce
Nando Neneng Nonoy Nina
Odette Ompong Onyok Ofel
Paolo Paeng Perla Pepito
Quedan Queenie Quiel Quinta
Ramil Rosita* Ramon Rolly
Salome Samuel* Sarah Siony
Tino Tomas Tisoy Tonyo
Urduja Usman Ursula Ulysses
Vinta Venus Viring Vicky
Wilma Waldo Weng Warren
Yasmin Yayang Yoyoy Yoyong
Zoraida Zeny Zigzag Zosimo
Auxilliary List
Alamid Agila Abe Alakdan
Bruno Bagwis Berto Baldo
Conching Chito Charo Clara
Dolor Diego Dado Dencio
Ernie Elena Estoy Estong
Florante Felino Felion Felipe
Gerardo Gunding Gening Gardo
Hernan Harriet Herman Heling
Isko Indang Irma Ismael
Jerome Jessa Jaime Julio

* – Replaced Name(s) Effective February 2015: Gardo for Glenda, Josie for Jose, Maymay for Mario, Rosita for Ruby, and Samuel for Seniang.

We have 4 categories of storm signals, namely
  1. Public Storm Warning Signal # 1 – Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
  2. Public Storm Warning Signal # 2 – Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
  3. Public Storm Warning Signal # 3 – Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
  4. Public Storm Warning Signal # 4 – Very strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least 12 hours.

A tropical cyclone is “a non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclone developing over tropical and sub-tropical waters at any level and having a definitely organized circulation” and are termed as:

  • Hurricanes in the regions of North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, and South Pacific Ocean;
  • Cyclones in the regions of bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Western South Indian Ocean;
  • Willy-willy in the eastern part of the Southern Indian Ocean; and
  • Typhoons in the regions of Western North Pacific Ocean which include the Philippines

Also, for reference purposes, the classification of tropical cyclones according to the strength of the associated winds as adopted by PAGASA as of 01 May 2015 are posted below which is a quoted post from PAGASA website.

  • TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) – a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of up to 61 kilometers per hour (kph) or less than 33 nautical miles per hour (knots) .
  • TROPICAL STORM (TS) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 62 to 88 kph or 34 – 47 knots.
  • SEVERE TROPICAL STORM (STS), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 89 to 117 kph or 48 – 63 knots.
  • TYPHOON (TY) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 118 to 220 kph or 64 – 120 knots.
  • SUPER TYPHOON (STY), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph or more than 120 knots.
If you want to get updated with the Philippine weather, you can download this mobile app developed by DOST for PAGASA or you can also try downloading the mobile app, Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) of the University of the Philippines and check their UP-NOAH website.
Source:
http://www.the12list.com/p/the-philippine-tropical-cyclone-names.html

UC Jaguar Run 2017 New Sked

Join the first ever University of the Cordilleras USC Green Run.

UC Green Run 2017 has been moved to 9 July 2017.

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Source: UC University Student Council S.Y. 2016-2017

UCIANS and NON-UCIANS can join the first ever University of the Cordilleras USC Green Run: Takbo para sa Kinabukasan! This year’s run is hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and College of Accountancy (COA)

Registration can be done on the respective college offices through your CSC officers or by visiting the USC office at G301.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/UCUSC1617/

Registration fees are as follows:

  • 3K – Php 150.00
  • 5K – Php 300.00
  • 10K – Php 500.00

Contact information for the UC Green Run 2017 are the following:

This run is sponsored by Globe and will benefit Camp 7 Elementary School.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/UCUSC1617/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/105033327097/

Last Development Subject For Growth

Web Programming and Development is my last subject in the University of the Philippines Open University for my career growth.

Classes have officially started since last week, and I am starting to read sources and watch online materials on my last subject. This subject will be the final key in order for me to have a Diploma in Computer Science that will support all my IT-related experiences.

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Screenshot of the details of my last subject in UPOU

My ultimate goal in studying at the University of the Philippines Open University is to have a Computer Science degree in order to be fully qualified in a technical job or an information technology related job. The other reason is the privilege of graduating in one of the prestigious universities in the country, wherein the UP educational system is tantamount to excellence. I have already applied for graduation, and I will just be waiting for the result.

I enrolled in my final subject that is Web Programming and Development, which is a highly valued course nowadays. Those with knowledge in web development can earn much especially since there are prevalent needs for new websites in order to be globally competent. This is also a way to be internationally competitive with other developers who are earning high enough as freelancers.

I am really hoping to learn much on a subject that deals with HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, CMS, and other Open source frameworks. I really need to learn some tools that I can use in my proposals at certain freelancing sites. I also want to use the knowledge I will be gaining from this subject and apply it to developing a website for our own company, a printing services company. Aside from this, I am hoping to establish a web development company in order to have my own taste of success in the business world on the field of information technology. These are the reasons that I have decided to take this subject on my last term. I saved the best for the last!

High Grades for Christmas and One More Subject

Two grades, 1.75 and 1.25, for two challenging subjects. One more subject left.

Studying online is a challenge. You have to be goal-oriented and time-conscious. My goal is to finish my Diploma in Computer Science course at the University of the Philippines Open University or UPOU within a period of fewer than two years.

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Screenshot of my Academic Records

Distance education is not a traditional form of studying wherein you have to go to school every subject and then have your attendance check, answer questions during recitation time, and hopefully write your correct answers during quizzes, midterm and final exams in written form. The second one is what I hate the most. I would rather answer correctly during written examinations than recite answers.

Distance education is studying on your own at your own pace at your own time at your own place. You have to fulfil requirements without the help of other students in order to pass the subject. Nowadays, they are now including a video presentation of the student by discussing a specific topic or answering a specific question. There is also a group presentation, which is hard to achieve perfectly since most of your group mates are not participative, and there are also missing group mates, that is, they already dropped the subject, so the burden of committing their specific topics will be an additional load to your own topic.

Finishing a course in one of the prestigious university in the Philippines is yet another challenge, another thing, a different story. UPOU or the University of the Philippines Open University is still UP. Finishing a course in UP is still a prestige. It is difficult to study in UP because once you become a UP graduate, you have a stigma that you can be proud of, and UPOU is part of the University of the Philippines system.

I still have one subject left before graduating and then pondering on what Master’s degree will I pursue next in UPOU. I hope that my achievement in my grades which is a once in a lifetime opportunity will continue as I finish my goal of receiving a UPOU degree.