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Saturday, December 27, 2008

An Awesome Developer Contest

First of all, I want to greet everyone again a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope you had a wonderful get-together with your family and friends. So how was your Christmas celebration?

As for us, we had an enjoyable Christmas celebration – pretty tiring but then it’s all worth it (especially when I saw how Matt enjoyed watching the fireworks display around us). For the first time, we spent Christmas Eve with my husband’s family. And I’m happy that we all were able to attend the Christmas Eve Mass together (since my husband is rarely home, going to church together is always a joyous affair for me) and partake the traditional noche buena with his family and relatives.

Okay moving on… I’ve got news to tell –okay, this is apart from the happy fact that my son went diaperless without peeing on our bed. This Mama is just too happy (I always remind myself to take things easy –despite how difficult parenting is!-- and to celebrate little milestones in my son’s life!).

So okay my news is... there’s an online contest sponsored by IDUG for developers -students, professionals and hobbyists alike. This is to help increase awareness and familiarity with XQuery, XML and DB2. The contest has five separate tracks for developers of varying skill levels – but one can enter one track or all of the 5 tracks.

The tracks of this IDUG contest include: a Video Contest, where a participant needs upload a video; a Gadget Contest, where one creates a small widget or gadget; an XQuery Challenge, where a participant answer a series of questions by developing queries in Xquery; Port an Application, where one ports an existing application to use XML, XQuery or DB2; and lastly, develop an application, where a participant develops a brand new application using XML/ XQuery.


Friday, December 26, 2008

HaPpY HoLiDaYs

HAppy Holidays everyone! I hope your Christmas is a merry one.

Happy New Year too.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Time to Make a Wish

Little blinking lights abound all around town. Merry carols are sang and heard over the air. It’s the time of the year again – the time of cooler nights. It’s actually one of my favorites times of the year - despite the fact that it’s also one of the busiest times. I love Christmastime. Being a Christian, I am so happy in commemorating the birth of our Saviour.

I have the excitement of a child come December time. I actually feel like a child every Christmas –anticipating putting up the Christmas tree, decors and lights at home. I love to hear the happy chatter about Christmas - the happy merry sound of Christmas carols and the colorful decorations you see all around. I haven’t forgotten about Santa Claus – or the thought of sitting on his lap. *Smile* I haven’t forgotten about making a wish – or make it, wishes.

You got a wish, don't you? We can all make wishes everyday but it feels different when it’s Christmas time. Somehow, you have this eager anticipation that it’s gonna come true. (Oh I haven't stopped believing that wishes to come true.)

How about you? How do you feel about Christmas? Are you busy, busy now? I understand though that sometimes going through the “December rush” can sometimes be stressful. And especially in a time of crisis, I could just imagine (but okay, let’s not get into that…hehe).

Anyway, there’s a Christmas contest online called Sit on Santas Lap Experience, where wishes are granted everyday ($500 worth!). If you’re a resident of the United States and/or Washington D.C and at least 18 years of age, All you gotta do is log on, upload a picture of you (funny, cute, nostalgic or whatevs but it will be displayed on the CEIVA digital frame Santa is holding on his lap), make a wish and share your family and friends. Too easy, ey?

So what are you waiting for? Visit for more info. Goodluck and happy holidays!


Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pacquiao Wins Against Dela Hoya

Woot! Woot! I'm so giddy with excitement!

Pacquiao once again has proven how formidable an opponent he is, by putting Dela Hoya on the defensive side and eventually winning his fight against him.

I just couldn't believe the strength and power of this man on the boxing arena. Congratulations to the greatest Filipino boxer of all time - Manny Pacman!

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