Mano Po Iii My Love

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Mano Po is a series of movies — with totally unconnected stories — about Chinese-Filipinos. Why they’re generically called “Mano Po” — which is Tagalog for the custom of children showing respect to their elders — I can’t say.

This one begins with a flashback to 1959, with a desperate mother who’s just had yet another baby girl, giving her to a couple fleeing the country, in hopes she’ll have a better chance at life that way than if given to a government orphanage, no doubt truthfully, conditions are terrible.

The couple take off in a horse-drawn wagon that reminded me of a pioneer stage coach (did many people in the People’s Republic of 1959 have horse-drawn wagons? I realize they didn’t have cars. I thought all horses would be property of a commune, and everybody either walked or rode a bicycle.)

Anyway, they wind up in The Philippines (How easy was it for Chinese people to escape the mainland? I don’t know.) Lilia grows up as a Filipino, falls in love with Michael, and the two of them and their buddy Paul join the resistance against Marcos.

Most of the film, however, is the slow plodding agonizing of Lilia after encountering Michael again, learning he’s alive and living in America and still in love with her.

Trouble is, she married Paul, and they have children (only they know the oldest, their only son, is really Michael’s), a prospering business and an upcoming twenty-fifth wedding anniversary celebration planned.

She’s a crusader against corruption in the Philippines National Police, who’s succeeded in putting some corrupt police in jail.

Michael comes to The Philippines after her. For me, his confession that his wife committed suicide because she realized he was still in love with Lilia was a real turn off. But Lilia doesn’t let it faze her.

She has to cope with the hostility of her inlaws, never well hidden because they didn’t approve of her marriage in the first place.

Vilma Santos turns in a professional performance. She’s still terrific looking, and she and Christopher de Leon still make a good pair — how many times have they been an on-screen couple? However, I tend to hope she’ll focus more on being the governor of the province of Batangas, where my family lives, than on her acting career.

Not that it’s surprising she would go from movies to politics. Many Filipinos do. Ronald Reagan is not an oddity there. And Kris Aquino went from politics to movies and show business. Maybe she’ll wind up back in politics – who knows? Her big brother has only five and a half more years remaining as president.

In the end, Lilia goes back to fighting corruption — though it’s too late for poor Paul — and says, “It (The Philippines) is the only country I have.” I wonder if that’s a politically correct statement to demonstration that Chinese Filipinos are just as loyal as Malay Filipinos. I don’t know.

But for my taste this is far too much about love and broken hearts and complicated relationships. It’s a Filipino chick flick.

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Pressure will be transferred to suppliers of raw materials

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Reporter learned from the field, CPSIA requirements for manufacturers, manufacturers will eventually become suppliers of raw materials and higher requirements. Dongguan Nan ROCKY brand manager, production leader introduced the beam peak, the major source of Hazardous Substances or from pigments, dyes and glues, etc., so for restricted substances compliance, supplier of chemical raw materials are most critical. Although the implementation of CPSIA not really, but kind of like the big companies Nike Air Max 2010 Nike Puma has started testing its suppliers have the appropriate standards. Other substances not yet tested the limits CPSIA learn Puma brand as long as the way of the RSL (restricted substances list) to suppliers, vendors, or have the means to achieve compliance.

In addition, the Taiwanese-owned Wholesale Nike Shoes shoe factory Yue Yuen Chen Group also said the group now requires that all suppliers must provide third-party testing reports, or get no cooperation. Huang Jiang Nan Pao Resins is one specifically for Adidas and Nike shoes with glue for the enterprise, its R & D Division at the Department of Wang Chan said the forum is aimed to focus the latest CPSIA, in fact, the European Union restriction of hazardous substances related bill is more stringent than the CPSIA, so the technical aspects of the South Po requirements CPSIA not difficult to achieve.

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All About Brass Tubing

Friday, December 15th, 2017

It is an interesting matter to look for the different applications of brass tubing, where it starts from, how it is made, and how companies supply such metal products that people see on furniture and other household ornaments and fixtures.
Moreover, when you have a specific need for brass tubing, then it is even more interesting to explore this piece of metal furnishing. For starters, brass is not a pure metal, as most people believe. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Being a combination of these two metals, it is more flexible than any other pure metals. It can be bent and formed for a particular use and designed. Frequently, it is coated with polyurethane or other protective solutions to protect its luster and surface from contaminants that may degrade its appearance, resulting from corrosion and tarnishing.
Brass is used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. One of its good characteristics is its pliability, which owes to its very low melting point compared to other metals. It is an efficient and an inexpensive type of metal with a wide variety of practical uses.
And one of the most common applications of this metal is brass tubing. Brass Tubing is either available in all shapes and sizes, or can be ordered custom-build for a particular and unconventional use, such as for uniquely designed residential or commercial establishments.
On general use, Brass Tubing is used for bathroom fixtures and in all other necessary plumbing fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens. It can also be applied as decorative designs or ornaments in fine dining restaurants, classy bars, and five star hotels. Its shiny surface comparable to that of golds makes it elegant in appearance and draws the attention of both professional interior designers and ordinary people alike.
Brass tubing manufacturers and distributors can be found by referrals from relatives, friends, local hardware stores or other metal suppliers. It is good to contact local contractors as well. Business names and advertisements for these brass companies can be found in the Yellow Pages or in the classified advertisements of a local newspaper. You could also check the Web for web sites and referrals for Brass Tubing and manufacturers.

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Budget Measure to Keep Fit

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The economy has everyone pinching pennies, and in some cases, that goes two times for baby boomers with plans on joining retirement. A 2008 survey from the American Association of Retired Persons, an advocacy group for older Americans, revealed that one in five middle-aged workers stopped contributing to their retirement plans in the last year, and one in three has targeted at delaying retirement. With your savings hanging in the balance and an uncertain retirement ahead, your first tendency might be to cut back in the extras – including canceling or forgoing renewal on your gym membership. While it’s certainly that now is a difficult financial time for many people, it’s vital to stay healthy and exercise contributes as a relief for stress and anxiety, depression and keeps your joints work smoothly.


Keeping fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to have a pricey gym membership, just enough willpower and inclination to use what you have around your house. To keep healthy without draining your savings, here are some inexpensive alternatives you can resort to at home:


Keep Moving During “Must-See” TV

Sure, you could Tivo through the commercials to get to your favorite shows, or you could make the most of those minutes with a few exercises to get your metabolism moving. Cram a few crunches into the minutes behind your favorite show. March in place to keep things moving. With roughly one-third of television time dedicated to advertising, you could burn quite a few calories in a one hour program.


Create Your Own Support Team – Online or Off

Even if your best friend or spouse has a completely different schedule than you, there’s no reason you can’t have a workout buddy. Through the years, I’ve heard some fun ideas from the women who post at Boomer Women Speak. Consider your favorite health-focused websites and look for forums where you can relate to people like you who are working on staying in shape. While it’s nice to have someone to meet in person to keep you more accountable for your daily walks or exercises, having an online support group to trade health tips with can still help keep you on track.


Take the Stairs

It’s a tip you hear all the time in health-related articles, but how often do you consider doing it at home? In fact, maybe you even prolong laundry night because you just don’t feel like going up and down stairs. It may feel silly at first, but if you start out with 10 sets of stairs on your own homestead version of the “StairMaster” and follow it up with five more each day, you’ll start to feel less silly and start to feel the difference. As an added bonus – there’s not need to get dressed up to go to the gym, and you may even get to laundry night more often.


Shape up Instead of Channel Surfing

If you’re still keeping cable, you may as well make the most of it. Many cable companies offer exercise channels and networks like FitTV offer various exercise programs paced for you and fitness needs. Even better, you have the chance to try yoga and other new exercises without having to leave the house.


Re-discover the Benefits of Walking

Although running is an exercise people can do for free, it also creates tougher wear and tear on the joints as we mature. For less wear, and continued benefit, consider walking more often. If you’re starting from scratch and haven’t been exercising at all, begin with short, leisurely walks, and work your way to a three or four miles an hour.


Help Your Garden Grow

Working out doesn’t usually conjure up immediate images of laboring away outside in your garden, but all those hours spent sowing, raking, digging and mowing help the body keep moving and have the added benefit of a beautiful yard or garden space. While you’re outdoors, you’re also soaking up Vitamin D from the sunlight, which contributes to your joint and bone health by helping your body absorb calcium. Lack of calcium can lead to osteoporosis and joint pain, so immerse yourself in the great outdoors and see how it can work for you.


About the Author – Dotsie Bregel is Founder of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, and the wildly popular Web site, the # 1 site for “baby boomer women” online. She is passionate about empowering and educating midlife women.

Term Deposit Calculator

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

For the investment planners, it is quite a financial jinx to resolve when they set out to meet the returns requirements of the clients. On the one hand, there would be clients who would be satisfied for the fixed assured returns and, on the other hand, there would be the clients who are more interested in maximizing the returns of their investments than getting cozy in the safe, assured returns. It is precisely for meeting the different requirements of the clients that the investment planners make use of the different mixes of the investment options to meet their returns expectations. The bank term deposits are one of the safest avenues of putting in your money.

The bank term deposits require that the money remains invested in the account for a specific term. This term could be anywhere from a few days time to more than a year. It is expected that the investors will not withdraw their funds from these avenues. The bank term deposit rates are usually more than the savings fund accounts since the money is required to remain locked in for a specified time period. The interest rates on these deposits are less and these are often not revised for the full term of the deposit while the rate of inflation can increase. This increase in the inflation rate can negate the gains from the fixed deposit investment or might reduce them to insignificance. So, the investors open the term deposit account fully aware of the fact that the in real terms the gains may not be as good. It is just that the money might get spent away otherwise that these accounts are used.

The interest rates are lower than the bonds, mutual funds, stock market investments and other options which are riskier. There are different schemes under which these investments are required to be maintained. Some accounts might have a provision of some minimum investment for a specific time period. Then some might allow you to rollover the investment for a further period upon the maturity of the current investment. Some might stipulate the keeping of the money in the account for a fixed term.

In order to know the details of the different accounts being offered by the banks, financial institutions or the credit unions for this purpose, the information can be taken from the internet by making a few searches. You can also seek the current term deposit interest rates Australia for the different lending institutions. A comparison shall be made on the different rates being offered by the lending institutions but the terms and conditions associated with these accounts shall not be overlooked as well.

Another benefit of making the online comparisons is that there are various calculators which can help you in getting the figures which you want to know. So, if you want to know what installment you have to pay or what is the term for which you want to get the loan or any other similar calculation, you can use the term deposit calculator for the same.

This article is written by Term Deposit which is a licensed securities dealer regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).It is designed to help you find the term deposit account in Australia.

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Monday, December 4th, 2017

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Overweight Problems

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

People that have overweight problems and are looking for a fast weight loss are always susceptible to a number of diseases.

One of the main health risks is that of heart disease which can lead to heart attacks with terrible consequence. High blood pressure along with high cholesterol can be another cause for concern due to overweight problems and often is the main cause of strokes.

Being overweight causes high cholesterol which in turn leads to fatty deposits to build up on the walls of arteries and if bits and pieces of this deposit breaks away and starts to travel in the blood stream, it can be the cause of a heart attack and if it travels to the brain then a stroke will probably be the outcome.

Having overweight not only affects the health side of the body , it can affect your daily life. It costs more to live than the average person, both in food and clothes and travel can sometimes be very uncomfortable due to size and restrictions.

Weight loss is therefore very important in order to obtain a healthy body. Having said that, there are many people who are overweight and enjoy life being as they are, but ultimately their life span may be cut short for want of some weight loss.

Invariably, overweight can cause constipation due to the type of foods that are eaten i.e. fast foods (sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken etc.,) and lack of fibre in certain foods.

Care of the body should always be a priority and apart from the types of food that we eat, a certain amount of exercise should also be on the menu.

The type of food diet that should be considered is of the fibre type (fruits and vegetables) with the cutting down of dairy and meat products. The fibre diets can contain certain quantities of sugar and this will cause problems for people with diabetes and they should contact their doctor.

In conclusion, to reduce constipation problems, items of foods that cause constipation should be removed and then a diet of fruit and vegetables along with exercise is a sure way of keeping the body in a healthy state and also helps in reducing weight.

There are other options to consider, such as herbal remedies, with respect to constipation, weight loss and body cleansing.

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Lenovo W510 Review

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

The Lenovo Thinkpad W510 is frequently a bulky, heavy computer owning a 15.6in, LED backlit show that weighs as a good offer as some 17-inch laptops.

What you receive with that bulk is frequently a high-performance, workstation-class CPU, nVidia Quadro midrange cell graphics, and workstation-style attributes along the lines of built-in color calibration, complete with sensor. Of course, all individuals usefulness attributes will founded you back again a pretty penny; however the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 has substance.

Similarly, digital video disc playback was unexceptional. Even appropriate after tweaking the nVidia manage panel, digital video disc upscaling even now resulted within of a gentle image using the two digital video disc films we viewed (Lord concerning the Rings: Return concerning the type and Serenity). Even 1080 WMV HD composed content looked merely a little washed out. But audio tracks output high quality was surprisingly good. Bass, as usual, is lacking, but stereo imaging appears reasonably accurate, as well as the basic appear high quality concerning the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 attributes a pleasant, neutral sound. audio tracks amount is limited, though, even at optimum volume, it’s not especially loud.

On one other hand, the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 isn’t aimed at gamers, but at licensed images users. composed content development and CAD programs have a tendency to contact for just about any combination of large CPU usefulness and capable graphics, and on this category, the W510 delivers in spades. Its WorldBench 6 rating of 118 is stellar. The 1.73GHz quad-core Intel main i7 820QM provides blistering CPU usefulness for just about any laptop. Even the bulky chassis arrives into play, when operating CPU-intensive apps and benchmarks, the product didn’t turn into especially loud, nor do the bottom concerning the circumstance turn into as well warm to preserve in your lap. Battery existence arrived in at three hours, 43 mins using the 9-cell battery. That’s in simple fact pretty excellent for just about any high-end, quad-core CPU and discrete graphics.

The Lenovo Thinkpad W510’s show alone is LED backlit. A color calibration sensor is made in to the principal whole body concerning the unit, and Lenovo ships XRite’s Huey professional calibration software. Calibrating color is lifeless simple: start the app, click the following button, then shut the lid until you listen to three beeps. even although color in photographic editing programs looked correct, the fluid crystal display show suffered by applying the normal lapses of most computer displays, in particular, a bad vertical viewing angle. Horizontal viewing angles have been also limited, although not as severely as with vertical viewing.

The appropriate facet homes the optical drive, along owning just one combo audio tracks port, which could be utilized with single-jack headsets. Unless you’re utilizing one of those, you’ll be limited to possibly headphones and even a microphone. Also crammed in to the appropriate facet could be the ExpressCard slot as well as a 5-in-1 flash card slot.

Despite the workstation character of the beast, Lenovo provides no choice for just about any Blu-ray burner, so if you’re authoring high-definition discs, you’ll should proceed the assignment to some Blu-ray equipped plan or attach an outside USB Blu-ray writer.

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Salmon Tube Flies

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

By: Justin Maxwell

Salmon tube flies are, as the name suggests, tied up on a tube instead of a standard hook shank. Tubes are thicker than a conventional salmon fly and therefore heavier, which is a feature that many steelhead and salmon fishermen find beneficial. Hook size and style can be optimised to match the location and circumstances in which you intend to fish. Some proponents of tube flies insist that there are also more successful hook-ups with tubes compared to the more traditional long-shanked salmon fly.

Whilst new to many people, tube flies were first deployed some 65 years ago! A lady by the name of Winnie Morawski gets the credit for tying the first tube fly in 1945. A fly tier for Charles Playfair & Company of Aberdeen in Scotland, she conceived the idea while tidying up the turkey quills from her work bench. After trimming the tops and bottoms off, and scraping the insides from the quills, she then dressed the tube she had created. A company client, Dr William Michie, liked the tube fly concept and suggested cut lengths of surgical tubing would be a more durable alternative. In the fishing world, word spreads like wildfire and before long, tube flies were being tied in Norway and Sweden as well as across the United Kingdom. Saltwater tube flies first appeared in the North American Pacific Northwest and were used in Washington State’s Puget Sound way back in the late 1940’s!

In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of salmon fly patterns, largely based on the introduction of tubes. These can come in any number of different sizes, weights and styles. The use of tubes allows the hook; single, double or treble, barbed or barbless, to be changed when required or when damaged. This provides the angler with a very versatile and durable alternative to standard patterns tied on regular double or treble hooks. Tube material options can also be varied for different water depths and velocities.

Plastic Bodied Tubes

With a neutral weight, flies tied on plastic bodied tubes will fish at the same depth as that dictated by your fly-line. Many fishermen find these useful in many low water situations.

Copper Tubes

Copper is the material most commonly associated with traditional tube flies and copper-tube Salmon flies are available in a very wide range of patterns, in all shapes and sizes.

Tungsten Tubes

With almost twice the density of copper, tungsten tubes are superb for situations where it is imperative that your fly starts fishing at the correct depth as soon as possible after hitting the water. This is as important for low water fishing, when you need to ‘drop’ your fly into a small deep pocket, as it is for heavy and fast water conditions.

Hitch Tubes

Although not widely used in the United Kingdom, the practice of hitching flies is absolutely standard for much of the season in both Iceland and Russia’s Kola Peninsula. Far from being a gimmick, this method of fishing for salmon is absolutely deadly.

Conehead Tubes

Increasingly popular cone-head salmon fly patterns are a must have in any salmon anglers fly box. Made from either brass or tungsten and in a wide range of colours from metallic nickel or silver to fire red they are proven killers.

There has been a relatively recent “awakening” amongst the salmon fly fishing fraternity, and the fly tying industry, to the concept of tubes, especially in North America. Tube flies have been around for some time now, but primarily popular with European salmon anglers. US salmon fishermen have begun successfully fishing various tube fly patterns on the west coast of Alaska, Washington, B.C., and Oregon states. The main problem for salmon and steelhead fishermen wanting to test tube flies in their region has been limited availability in fly shops and limited choices in online fly stores.

This situation is steadily changing, and new patterns are available that are battle-proven in many international destinations European and North American destinations.

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