240 Days of portal hacking lost with wasted efforts.
This was written on 4 October 2017 at 23:56 PM, the day I received my graduation photos from Laguna.
I was shocked to see that my current hacking streak was back to ZERO. It was really grueling to see that it was reset to zero. This is the second time that it happened and it was a sad moment. I thought it was just a glitched and I even hacked three portals near our place just to see if there was a glitch, but, to no avail. It was really reset to ZERO.
All the efforts wasted in just a blink of an eye and in a split second. I do not know what happened. I do not want to think about it any more. I immediately researched if other Ingress players had an experience similar to this issue and it is really a happening, a moment of wasted time and efforts in hacking. In my case, I braved the storms and even when I was sick with influenza which was the worst flu I had experience, I still managed to hack. I did my best to hack since the portals are only near us which is almost 330 metres far from our abode.
I will have to do it again for the third time and hopefully the last time of continuous portal hacking. This Sojourner Ingress badge is really the hardest to achieve aside from the Guardian Portal Ingress badge. It’s a continuous effort of portal hacking for 360 days to achieve the Onyx Sojourner Ingress badge while the Onyx Guardian Portal Ingress badge is achievable after 150 days of maintaining a portal with your own deployed resonators.
Join STAC on its 5th anniversary and help Children and Young Adults with Disabilities (CWYD).
STAC is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a charity fun run on 27 October 2017.
Two categories are included in this charity run, namely, 5K with a registration fee of Php 250.00 and 10K with a registration fee of Php 300.00 which is really affordable and would be very helpful in assisting the non-profit institution.
All interested runners who would love to participate can register at the following:
The “wagwagan” area (look for Zeny) in Basic & Beyond Commercial Building, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
AMA Fitness Gym, Al’s Building, Halsema Highway, KM6 La Trinidad, Benguet
Cafe Yagam near Hotel Elizabeth, Gibraltar Road, Baguio City (look for Midori)
Guard’s Post at the Laperal Building in Session Road, Baguio City
Starting line will be at 5:30 in the morning of 27 October 2017 at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Happy Hallow.
For inquiries, you may contact the following:
0908-150-1300 – Belle
0927-564-9175 – LV
0956-540-5608 – JM
074-422-2491 – Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center of Baguio, Inc. (STAC)
STAC is the Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center of Baguio, Inc. (STAC 5) which is a non-profit institute providing free rehabilitation and socially-related services to CWYD people or Children and Young Adults with Disabilities (CWYD). It acts as an informal training hub for socialization by providing physical and occupational therapy treatment, SPED or Special Education classes, socialization activities, supplemental feeding, and other medical and social services referrals. It guides parents in preparing the future integration of their children to any regular or SPED school.
Don’t be confuse with the title because this is a run organised by the IBP Baguio-Benguet lawyers.
The success of the first IBP Baguio-Benguet Run last 24 November 2013 which was dubbed as “TAKBO PARA TACLOBAN” that benefitted some typhoon Yolanda victims made it possible to organise a new run this year, 2017.
This year’s IBP Baguio-Benguet run will be happening on 30 September 2017.
Registration fees for the different categories of the 2nd IBP Baguio-Benguet Law Run are the following:
3K – Php 300.00
5K – Php 400.00
10K – Php 500.00
16K – Php 600.00
Registration will be inclusive of race bib and finisher’s shirt. The top three male and female finishers will receive prizes while all 16-kilometre (16K) participants will receive finisher’s medal as part of their registration fees.
The race will begin at 4:30 AM for 16-kilometre runners, 4:45 AM for 10-kilometre runners, and 5:00 AM for both the 5-kilometre and 3-kilometre participants.
You may now register at the following registration centres:
IBP Office in Justice Hall, IBP Office in Justice Hill
Suite 305 Laperal Building Session Road, Baguio City.
Join the first charity run for orphans by Metrobank Purple Hearts Club.
A charity run to benefit orphans will be held on 8 October 2017 in Baguio City. This fun run is organised by the Metrobank Purple Hearts Club Bag-iw Chapter. This will be their first fun run with a theme of “Orphans in Good Hands”.
Two categories are included for this charity run and the prices are also affordable. 5K category costs only 350 pesos and the 3K category is only 150 pesos for kids while Php 250.00 for adults. All runners will get a race kit with singlets.
The starting venue will be at the Burnham Park Lake and will have an assembly time of five in the morning. The race will start at 5:30 AM for the 5-kilometre runners and 5:45 AM for the 3-kilometre participants. Cash prizes and medals await the top three finishers in each category.
Registration already started last 15 August 2017 and extended until 22 September 2017 and can be done at any branch of Metrobank in Baguio-Benguet area.
Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.
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
* – 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
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.
Public Storm Warning Signal # 2 – Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
Public Storm Warning Signal # 3 – Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
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.