Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year 2008 is a leap second year

2008 is the longest year ever. With an additional of 1 second on the Earth's atomic clock it will be a "leap year" for us. So the countdown will be 4....3....2....1....1 Happy new Year!!!!!! May we have a prosperous 2009 !!!!! :)

Source: Scientists prolong 2008 gloom with ‘leap second’

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New place!!!

First week of december we transferred to our new place in Singapore. It is a 3-room HDB unit as opposed to our first place in SG which is in a condominium( i really miss that place). The unit is decent and clean. The owner seldom stayed so everything in the place is quite new.

HDB Singapore

HDB Singapore

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Year 2009!!!!

Happy new year everybody!!!!  This is my second time to celebrate new year while on work. The first one was im still OJT in Astech Philippines during the Millenium Celebration. Im a member of the Y2k Brigade who monitors for possible problem. Oh well, that's life. A lot of sacrifices.

Friday, December 26, 2008

2008 Year End report

Highlights of 2008
- Marriage proposal to Rachel
- Pamamanhikan to Rachel's Family
- Working in Singapore
- Two months training in India
- Rachel's gift Sony PSP
- One time gig with the Bulahaw at The Arena Singapore

Missed in 2008
- Eraserhead's reunion concert
- Wolfgang's new album Villains launch
- My pamangkins birthdays

Looking forward to 2009
- Marriage
- Palawan vacation/honeymoon :)
- Bring our family to Singapore for a vacation
- New LCD TV and entertainment system
- Finish Sun Solaris Certification
- New desktop computer
- New camera lens
- dream watch  and mac book for rachel
- BABY!!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wish came true

Last weekend, we spend the whole day in Sentosa. We tried Sentosa's 4D max, Cineblast,Cable car, Songs of the sea and the Merlion Tower. There are two merlion here in singapore. The original is in Raffles and the bigger merlion is in Sentosa overlooking the whole city of Singapore.

I like Cineblast but the most memorable one is the Merlion Tower. In Merlion's head, i proposed to the one i love and i will love for the rest of my life, Rachel. Im kinda shy when i proposed :) and she was laughing the whole time. I got her golden "Yes, i will marry you!!!"

Rachel and Penoi Engagement ring

Rachel and Penoi engagement ring

To my surprise also despite of our tight budget saving for our wedding this coming April. She gave me the one of the things that im craving for. My own Sony PSP!!!! It's her Christmast gift and birthday gift at the same time to me. We scored the PSP in Funzquare. Funzquare can be found in the back of Tangs in Orchard Singapore. There's a lot of  games stores here in Singapore but be warned, most of them are already blacklisted!!! Only 2-3 stores offers good to honest services and Funzquare is one of them. Try to explore Filipino's internet forums before purchasing anything in Singapore.

Christmas Gift and Birthday gift

Sony PSP Christmas Gift and birthday gift

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bulahaw in The Arena Singapore

After months of waiting, got again the opportunity to grip on my stick and rock my self out loud. Bulahaw played 7 songs in the The Arena Singapore Clark Quay. At first i was so nervous as if it is like the first time to play in the stage, but when the guitar, bass and vocals riffs on, the blood rushes into my brain and played like there was no tomorrow. Rock on!!!!

Bulahaw Band Singapore

Bulahaw Band Singapore

Bulahaw Band singapore

Bulahaw Band Singapore

Bulahaw Band Singapore

Bulahaw Band Singapore

Balong Malalim and Giyang

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Banda rito in Singapore

My former classmate/bandmate Paolo called me yesterday and asked me if i want to form a band here in Singapore. At first i'm hesitant to say yes because of my work's abnormal schedule, but then again,the music that still in my blood wants to come out. Let's see if things fall into places.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Batam Indonesia

Last week, we had a team building activity in Batam Indonesia. Batam is a 45 minutes ferry ride from Singapore. Indonesia is much like the Philippines. The atmosphere, the people, the streets, the food, etc. But i still like Philippines beaches and seashores.

Ferry boat to Indonesia
Ferry Boat to Indonesia


Watch your Child!!!
Watch your child!!!

Batam View Beach Resort
Batam View Beach Resort

Performer from the Philippines
Performer from the Philippines!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Food safari Singapore

Last sunday we went to Suntec just to attend the Food Safari, a food and appliances and laptop exhibition. So what so exciting about this?? It is food!!! Food from different part of the world. From turkish, africans, chinese, etc. So i aim my sony ericsson k770i to take high quality pictures and later download to my laptop using a usb cable and a free software Myphoneexplorer. Also in the exhibit is a low price/discounted LCD TV. Im still contemplating on which is the best of both worlds??? LCD TV or plasma TV??? My housemate bought a LCD TV last month and a DVD player with a HDMI connector and has an SD slot. We test downloading our pictures from the SD card and look at the output on the LCD TV. So far im satisfied with the result. how about on the plasma?? now that's another story.

Suntec singapore Sony Ericsson k770i photos

Suntec Singapore

African food k770i photos

African food

Discounted LCD TV k770i photos

Discounted LCD TV

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Michael Crichton has died of cancer

This news shock me this morning. The famous author of Jurassic Park Michael Crichton has died of cancer at age of 66. This is such a day of mourning for all jurassic park fans all over the world.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Balikbayan OFW

We will be in the Philippines this weekend. Already bought chocolates pasalubong in Mustafa which is located near Farrer Park MRT in Singapore. Also some bags and scarfs that i scored in India.

For OFWs planning for a vacation in our country, better get your OEC(Overseas Exit Clearance) in the Philippine Embassy. I spend SGD22.00 for a two multiple exit OEC. This is use for a tax exemption in Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Balikbayan OFW chocolates

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hacking Yahoo Mail account: How did he do it??

After yesterday hacking incident on my gf's yahoo mail account, we called and emailed yahoo customer service and answered all of the security question just to prove that she owns the yahoo id. Yahoo then emailed  us the new password and we were able to retrieve the account from the bastard.

So how the hacker did it???? It was just a simple page that collects username and password. But he is skilled on "social engineering". At first you will not notice anything because the flow of conversation is friendly.

The yahoo mail phishing webpage was so simple. Last night i debug the page by using fiddler2, a free web debugging tool. So after the victim entered the username and password and clicked the fake Sign On button, the account information will be then be saved in a clear text file that the hacker then can retrieve and used to logon unto the victim's account. After that he will change your password and 0wn your account.

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Debugging yahoo mail phishing page using Fiddler2

Saves username and password on clear text

So if you are a victim of such incident, call Yahoo Customer Service, email them and never forget all information that you used during the creation of your account, alternate email, pet's name, birthday, etc. War against cyber crime is true so always be on guard.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yahoo Mail Account hacked

My gf yahoo mail account was hacked. A friend of her chatted thru yahoo messenger and asking for a load. At first you will not notice the scam because the chat was in Tagalog (native language in the Philippines). And after that the hacker asked her to check a URL for him.

Yahoo account scam

The page looks like a yahoo mail login page. She then mistakenly entered her username and password.. and boom, her account was hacked.

The hacker then used my gf's yahoo account and chat her friends in yahoo messenger asking again for a load. After a series of conversation on one of her friends. A former officemate in Manila called her and asked if she were in the Philippines and if she is online on YM. They were puzzled why would she then asked for a cellphone load. Rachel notified me to check her Yahoo  but no avail, the hacker already changed the password.

I tried to reset the password but she forgot her alternate email. We called yahoo's customer service but they are already closed for the day.

We spent the night changing all of our account's password and calling friends not to chat her YM ID just to avert further damage.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Steamboat Singapore

Steamboat is a mini personal pot with choices of chicken or tom yam as soup for the food. It reminds me of Japanese's "shabu-shabu".

Yesterday we had a night out with our housemates in  "Hook on Steamboat" at East Coast Singapore. It was really great!!! Unlimited food and ice cream for only $S17.00 per person. Highly recommended.

Steamboat singapore

The pot

Penoi and Rachel

Clean Plate??

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cook egg using cell phones

Is it true that you can boil egg by using two cellphones???? I will never again put my cellphone inside my pants pocket.
In the experiment, researchers placed one egg in a porcelain cup (because it is easy to conduct heat), and put one cell phone on one side and another cell phone on the other. The researchers then called from one cell phone to another and kept the cell phones on after connecting.

During the first 15 minutes, nothing changed. After 25 minutes, however, the egg shell started to become hot and at 40 minutes, the surface of the egg became hard and bristled. Researchers found the protein in the egg had become solid although the egg yolk was still in liquid form. After 65 minutes, the whole egg was well cooked.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bid for a squatted domain

Receiving this email pisses me off.. im happy with dont tell me to bid for a domain squatted from me.

Yesterday I contacted you about, PENOYCENTRAL.COM. It's my understanding that you own the version of this domain.

As you probably know, the PENOYCENTRAL.COM version is generally better than other versions because of the strong public recognition of 'dotcom' as the most solid and reliable commercial brand on the Interent.

For a limited time, you have the opportunity to acquire PENOYCENTRAL.COM, but you'll need to act quickly.

Here's how it works:

For a very limited time, we are accepting offers on PENOYCENTRAL.COM. If you're interested, simply go to the link below right away and submit your bid. If it's a reasonable offer based upon our current asking price, your offer will be immediately accepted.

The first reasonable offer received will be accepted so if you have interest, I encourage you to submit your bid as soon as possible.

Submit your offer while there's still time.

What is blogging?:?

My housemates asked me "what is blogging???" I told them blogging is writing everything you want... writing about life, recipes, cars, music, sexcapades etc. And it is true, there is money in blogging if you work for it. You must dedicate some of the time in link building, page optimization and most of all, the working on the blog's content. I also show them some successfull blogs and how they can build their blog network around it. Thru blogging, you gain friends and at the same time enemies if you allow it. Happy blogging to all.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

changing times

its almost 2:00 am but im still alive. just came from work. im not used on shifting schedule. how i miss my working schedule back in the philippines where i go to office around 9:00am and head back home at 6:00pm and still have time to pass by makati square.

i also miss our foosball tournament at the office's game room. miss you guys!!!! " ano!!!! usap na!!!!"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

No recess

No updates for the past couple of days. Been busy with my work. Next week, i will be working for seven days straight. Two days on the evening shift and five days for the night shift. That's what we call working for food!!!! Nah, just waiting for the next payday and hopefully we can visit Sentosa on the weekend.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sinigang Mix to the rescue

singapore filipino stores
I dont know how to cook. I seldom go to market.  But living away from home, i must learn all these things. Good thing there are ready to mix filipino recipes available thru filipino stores here in Singapore.   Though its expensive... you wont mind the extra cost when you're craving for filipino dishes .

Sale!!! sale!!! sale!!!

Adidas vans shoes

Look on what Singapore weekly sale has done to me. Three pairs of shoes for a month of stay here. I called my mom yesterday and informed her that she can now give all my shoes(except my Doc Martens England) to my sister's employees. Must resist.. food.. family....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Financial Crisis: Its real!!!

After Lehman's Brother had filed for bankruptcy, no one knows on what will be the outcome of this sadful event on America's financial market. Not only the Lehman's is affected but also other institutions that offers the same services. Massive layoffs, jobless people on the streets, hopefully the world will still be in a better shape after this. Im positive, everthing will be alright. "TULOY ANG KASAL SA 2009!!!!"

Monday, September 15, 2008

Blogger choice award

i choose for Blogger choice award because it is one of the most informative blogs on SEO. Thanks to the following sponsors for making this award a reality:

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Ultravision Photo and Video

Click Booth

Aloha Board Sports

Sheero Media Solutions

Belo Medical Group



ROAM Magazine


Red Box

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California Pizza Kitchen

Good luck to all nominees!!!!

Toilet Humor

Toilet Humor

Mark and hit your target in life!!!! Dont let anyone stops you in achieving your life's goal.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GMA PinoyTv Sucks

GMA PinoyTV Sucks

We subscribe to GMA PinoyTV channel here in Singapore because we want to watch Dyesebel and other series like kimsamsoon. But what a surprise!!! the channel programming really sucks. Imagine 3 runs of Eat bulaga(2 and half hours) everyday, one week old episodes of Dyesebel, old school episodes of documentary programs like Reporter's notebook, jessica soho, etc. I want to give them my feedback but there's no such page in their website and even there's no email address. (there's one feedback page if you google for it, but i don't know if it is working). Their website's tv program schedule is not updated. Such a waste of money. So if you are planning to subscribe to this channel, think twice!!! Sad to say Abs-CBn's TFC is much better.

Sunday, September 7, 2008



We subscribed to Singtel's MIO TV. The package includes 3mbps broadband internet, MIO TV,handphone and a landline. We ordered Pinoy TV channel so that we can watch Dyesebel and Bubble Gang.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What's new

new job

new internet connection

new cellphone

new running shoes

same old me :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Things that i miss

Things that i miss while in India(not in particular order)

1. Naruto
2. Friendster
3. Yahoo mail
4. Streaming
5. Window shopping
6. Privacy
7. Loud music
8. Bloghopping
9. Concerts
10. Beers!!!

Most of all i really miss my girl, rachel :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Configuring clients users home directory in NIS using Solaris 10

In this setup, my server also serves as the Network Information Service(NIS) server and NFS indirect sharing for user's home directory.

Checking my server's NFS shares
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.10      Generic January 2005
-bash-3.00# share
-               /jumpstart   ro,anon=0   ""
-               /installer   ro,anon=0   ""
-               /export/home   rw   ""

My passwd file as an input file for NIS Makefile
-bash-3.00# more /etc/nis_etc/passwd

Auto_master file
-bash-3.00# more /etc/auto_master
# Copyright 2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
# Use is subject to license terms.
# ident "@(#)auto_master        1.8     03/04/28 SMI"
# Master map for automounter
/net            -hosts          -nosuid,nobrowse
#/home          auto_home       -nobrowse
/home           auto.home

Auto_home file. server1 is the NIS and NFS server
-bash-3.00# more /etc/auto_home
# Copyright 2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
# Use is subject to license terms.
# ident "@(#)auto_home  1.6     03/04/28 SMI"
# Home directory map for automounter
chris   server1:/export/home/chris

Makefile in /var/yp

all: passwd group hosts ipnodes ethers networks rpc services protocols \
netgroup bootparams aliases publickey netid netmasks c2secure \
timezone auto.master auto.home ageing \
auth.attr exec.attr prof.attr user.attr audit.user

auto.master.time:  $(DIR)/auto_master
-@if [ -f $(DIR)/auto_master ]; then \
sed -e "/^#/d" -e s/#.*$$// $(DIR)/auto_master \
| $(MAKEDBM) - $(YPDBDIR)/$(DOM)/auto.master; \
touch auto.master.time; \
echo "updated auto.master"; \
if [ ! $(NOPUSH) ]; then \
$(YPPUSH) auto.master; \
echo "pushed auto.master"; \
else \
: ; \
fi \
else \
echo "couldn't find $(DIR)/auto_master"; \

auto.home.time:  $(DIR)/auto_home
-@if [ -f $(DIR)/auto_home ]; then \
sed -e "/^#/d" -e s/#.*$$// $(DIR)/auto_home \
| $(MAKEDBM) - $(YPDBDIR)/$(DOM)/auto.home; \
touch auto.home.time; \
echo "updated auto.home"; \
if [ ! $(NOPUSH) ]; then \

Configure NIS maps using 'make'
-bash-3.00# pwd
-bash-3.00# /usr/ccs/bin/make

Checking auto.master and auto.home maps
-bash-3.00# ypcat -k auto.master
/home auto.home
/net -hosts             -nosuid,nobrowse
-bash-3.00# ypcat -k auto.home
chris server1:/export/home/chris

Configure /etc/nsswitch.conf automount of your clients
automount:  files nis

Monday, August 11, 2008

Penoi's Veritas Volume Manager Notes

This is my personal notes on Veritas Volume Manager. This page is a continuing notes of frequent commands that i use in VxVM


Disk initialization
/usr/lib/vxvm/bin/vxdisksetup -iv [device_tag][attributes]

#/usr/lib/vxvm/vxdisksetup -iv c2t0d0

Create initial disk group
vxdg init [diskgroup] [disk_name=device_tag]

#vxdg init newdg disk1=c2t0d0

Add more disk to the Disk Group
vxdg -g [disk_group] adddisk [disk_name=device_tag]

#vxdg -g newdg adddisk disk2=c2t1d0

Volume Creation

Concatenated Volume

vxassist -g [disk group] make [volume_name] [size]


#vxassist -g newdg make newvol 500m

Concatenated Volume by specifying the disk

# vxassist -g newdg make newvol disk02 disk03

Striped Volume

vxassist -g [disk group] make [volume_name] [length] layout=stripe ncol=n stripeunit=size


#vxassist -g newdg make newvol 500m layout=stripe

Mirrored Volume

#vxassist -g newdg make newvol 500m layout=mirror

Viewing VxVM

View Disk Group disk info
#vxdisk -o alldgs list

View Sub disk
#vxprint -ls

View Plexes
#vxprint -lp

View Volumes
#vxprint -lv


Friday, August 8, 2008

Adding RTL8111B/RTL8111C network driver to Solaris Jumpstart

My jumpstart client has a builtin RTL8111B/RTL8111C network card. When i boot up the client thru PXE booting it gives me an error "no driver was found for the interface used to boot jumpstart"

Download the updated SUNWrge package, this holds the driver for rge

My Jumpstart image is shared thru NFS in /installer directory
#cd /installer/boot

Create a temporary miniroot directory
#mkdir x86.miniroot-rge.unpacked

Unpack the existing miniroot to the temp miniroot directory
#/boot/solaris/bin/root_archive unpack ./x86.miniroot ./x86.miniroot-rge.unpacked

Remove the existing SUNWrge package
#pkgrm SUNWrge

Add the updated SUNWrge package
#cd /export/home/john
#gunzip SUNWrge.tar.gz
#tar xvf SUNWrge.tar
#pkgadd -d . SUNWrge

Check the new aliases
#grep rge /etc/name_to_major /etc/driver_aliases
/etc/driver_aliases:rge "pci10ec,8169"
/etc/driver_aliases:rge "pci10ec,8110"
/etc/driver_aliases:rge "pci10ec,8168"
/etc/driver_aliases:rge "pci10ec,8111"

Remove the existing rge driver in the jumpstart miniroot
#cd /installer/boot
#/usr/sbin/rem_drv -b ./x86.miniroot-rge.unpacked/ rge

Add the new driver
#/usr/sbin/add_drv -b ./x86.miniroot-rge.unpacked  -n -v -m '* 0600 root sys' -i '"pci10ec,8169" "pci10ec,8110" "pci10ec,8168" "pci10ec,8111"' rge

Reboot client to install driver.
Driver (rge) installed.

Backup original miniroot
#mv x86.miniroot x86.miniroot.orig

Compress the new Jumpstart miniroot
#/boot/solaris/bin/root_archive pack ./x86.miniroot ./x86.miniroot-rge.unpacked/

Jeff's Solaris Admin blog

General Solaris 10 discussion

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kama Supra

There's a new guy in the guest house. Oh, how i miss the privacy of my room where you can do anything. Still weeks to go!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Two year domestic mandatory service for professionals

Filipino registered professionals will be required to render at least two years service within the country prior to any employment abroad under this bill filed in the House of Representatives.

ngayon ang tanong... " may programa ba o kaya ay magandang trabahong maiibigay ang gobyerno para sa mga propesyonal na pilipino??"  OFW: Bagong bayaning Pilipino????

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Network Storage Foundation

Today we discussed introduction on NAS and SAN. Many companies offers such kind of technology product. Even the open source community has its own implementation like FreeNAS and NexentaStor. This will play a great part on my future jobs, so i have to deeply learn this technology.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Swiss knife giveaways in mcdonalds

Mcdonalds pune india swiss knife

Because we are a loyal customer of Mcdonalds in Pune india, they are giving a swiss knife for every order of McChicken Burger. Now that's what i call fastfood giveaways.

Update!!!!! A boy was injured by the blades of this Mcdonalds giveaways.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Information Overload

its been 1 month since we arrived in india. still 1 month to go. so little time, so many things to discuss. i feel already the pressure since our boss in singapore is expecting so much from us. :(

no pain no glory no money :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

The wolves are back!!!! Wolfgang VI new album

Wolfgang new 6th studio album

the wolves are back!!! Wolfgang new 6th studio album.. Coming soon!!!!

Eraserheads Reunion Live Concert CD/MP3/DVD

Since Eraserheads reunion concert in August is already confirmed, im one of those unfortunate souls who will not be there on the said event. Hopefully the organizers will release an Eraserheads Reunion Live Concert CD/dvd. Or maybe someone, please upload it to Youtube :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Music is not allowed here??

yesterday we were warned by one of the trainors that listening to music while in training is not allowed eventhough we are using our headphones. I mean, music helps me to refocus on what im doing with my lab simulations instead of listening to other trainees discussion speaking on their native language in which i could not understand.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Music for the people

there will be two bands that i will meet in singapore. the first is the band of my college classmate allan. Their drummer left for another band and they are looking for someone to fillin the part. Paolo, my high school/college bandmate during the 90's rock era buzzed me and he is planning to form a group that will play regularly in The Arena, a regular joint for Filipinos in Singapore.

It turns out that i can still pursue my music career(hopefully) coz im not done yet :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The North Face relay

The North Face invites you to a 100k, 100k relay, 20 and 10 k trailrunning marathon. Join The North Face 100 at Nasugbu, Batangas on July 26-27.  Visit

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mga bagong hawsmeyts

may dalawa kaming bagong hawsmeyts.. kada-labinlimang araw may mga bago kaming kasama sa bahay.. medyo nahihirapan kami dahil laging bagong pakikisama ang gagawin namin.. lalo't ang mga pinoy eh masyadong particular sa kanilang privacy.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Eraserheads Reunion Concert (?)

Eraserheads reunion concert

There's a gossip circulating on the net that the famous band Eraserheads had already inked a contract for their much awaited reunion concert. It also says that the venue will be in Mall of Asia. Posters will be out soon!!! Hopefully this is not a hoax. Bad thing im in Singapore. :( An Asian tour perhaps????

"Sa Wakas ay nakita ko naaaaaa"

Friday, July 11, 2008

St. Paul College Pasig (SPCP) goes Microsoft

St. Paul College Pasig (SPCP) replaces its open source OS installed computers to Microsoft Vista and Office 2007. This indeed a very sad day for the Free Software Advocacy movement of the Philippines. Students and faculty complains that they use Microsoft in their home (hopefully it is legal :) ) which very much different to the open source softwares installed on their labs.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mountain Dew, Lays, Notebook, ballpen, Laptop

Penoi Desk in India

Life is a non-stop learning. After being in the training center for 8 hours, i will still spend my night reading, taking notes and do simulation. On my desk, you will see my laptop, a bottle of Mountain Dew, Lays, notebook and my ballpen. Though its hard, i enjoy learning new things and comparing that information to the things that i already know. It feels like im back in college. Listening and completing every tasks of the program. We are almost done with our 3rd week of training.. Five weeks to go!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pics from the underground

Going to India!!!

going to India

Welcome to Mumbai India!!!

Welcome to Mumbai India!!!

Taste the Himalayan water.

Taste the Himalayan water.

Our first home made dinner.

Our first home made dinner.

Friday, July 4, 2008

OFW Currency Conversion

One of the biggest concern of an Overseas Filipino Worker is what is the latest Philippine Peso exchange rate. I once used Yahoo Currency converter but since Monday, Yahoo sites were blocked by our admins :(

One site that im using right now is They even have a graph of currency trends. From US dollar to Philippine Peso, from Singapore Dollar to Philippine Peso.. Name it, you got it. :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cleared Linux Professional Institute Certification Level-1

After 3 weeks of waiting, i received yesterday the result of my Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPI)Level-1 exam and the grade was PASS. I can't believe i nailed exam 102 in which im not sure with my answer. With a passing grade of 500, i got 560!!! what a luck eh!!!!. Hopefully i will have time to review for Level 2 exam. Got to learn Solaris first.

Friday, June 27, 2008

McDonalds in Pune India

Today, we checked out Mcdonalds here in Pune India. There's no hamburger :( only chicken burger which cost 117Rs which includes large coke and fries.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Penoi in Pune India

We are already here in Pune india for our training in Solaris. We took a 5-hour flight from Singapore to Mumbai.. and another 3-hour-lots-of-truck-on-the-road drive from Mumbai to Pune. Pune is very much like Manila. The main mode of trasportation here is motorcycle...A motorcycle cost more about 25,000 indian rupee roughly Php26,000.

Pune is entering its rainy season good thing i brought my umbrella. Im still adjusting to Indian food. :( how i miss San Antonio's lomi back in the Philippines.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Guitar Rhapsody

Umikot kami ng pinsan ko dito sa Singapore noong Sabado. Ipinakita niya sa akin ang mga Music stores na madalas nilang puntahan. Ilan sa mga nakapukaw ng aking atensyon ay ang mga ibat ibang disenyo ng mga gitara.

Doremon guitar

Doremon guitar

Hello Kitty guitar

Hello Kitty guitar

Kirk Hammet's used guitar

Kirk Hammet's guitar

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Proxy: Hit me baby one more time!!!

ISP Proxy

This what happens when your ISP doesn't give you a static or dynamic public IPs. No more downloads for me. How i miss my own static public address.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Penoi @ the Orchard

I filed my Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) and my SSS at the Philippine Embassy here in Singapore. Tama nga ang sabi nila, mabilis ang processing ng documents since konti lang ang tao sa embassy. Habang nagfifillup ako ng document ko para sa SSS, narinig ko ang dalawang pinay na nag-uusap. Umiiyak yung isa, magfi-file daw siya ng complain laban dun sa agency nila. Tumakas lang daw siya para lang makapunta sa embassy. Sa madaling salita, naloko sila ng agency. Yung isa daw kasama nila, dentist ang inaplayan, pero pagdating dito eh naging domestic helper lang.

Hirap talaga ng buhay, marami talagang kumakapit sa patalim para lang makapagbigay ng magandang buhay sa pamilya.

Nung pabalik na ako sa office, nasa orchard ako at hindi ko alam kung saan pedeng tumawid papuntang Lucky Plaza. Nakita naman ako ng mga tao na basta lang tumatawid. Naghintay ako na ma-clear ang daan at maraming dumadaan na mabibilis na sasakyan.

Biglang may dumating na dalawang pinoy sa likod ko. Tanung ng isa, " May tawiran ba dito??"... sagot nung lalake, "Meron siguro, kasi naghihintay ang isang ito".. sabay turo sa akin...

Awww, napagkamanlan pa akong ibang lahi... siguro akala nila eh European????? american??? or indian ako... hehehe...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Solaris for newbie

Starting to learn Sun Solaris. Mainly, my work experience heavily focused on Redhat Linux. Still so many things to catch up. Got this free Solaris ebook for newbie and it has the information that i need for my initial study on Solaris.  Must obtain my certification on Solaris in two months time. :(  For my simulation labs, i will try to install virtualbox tonight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Initial days in Singapore

Im here now in Singapore. Kinda culture shocked because of the mixed races and the strict discipline of the people. I will be leaving to India by next week and will be there for our company-provided training in two months.  Aw, i already miss  Philippines and Rachel. : (

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Journey Revelation album: Out of Stock on Walmart

Journey Revelation Album out of stock on Walmart

Journey Revelation was "Out of Stock" on Walmart's online order, a day before the release of the much awaited comeback album of Journey, . It only proves that the Revelation album is going to be a big hit on the market.

Though its sad to say that it is also a victim of piracy offered free through P2P programs and other mp3 downloadable sites. Please support Journey!!! go buy the original!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sun Tech Days in Manila

Sun Microsystem

Sun Microsystems will have their Sun Tech Days in Shangrila Makati this coming June 17-19 2008. Topics are Java FX, Java SE, GlassFish, MySQL, OpenSolaris and a technical deepdive session on NetBeans.

Register now!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Journey on Ellen deGeneres Show

Journey guesting on Ellen degeneres Show with new vocalist Arnel Pineda

Separate Ways Journey on Ellen Show

Faithfully - Journey on Ellen Show

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dayo: Filipino Full digital animated film

Dayo: Filipino full digital animated film

Dayo is a Filipino full digital animated film schedule for release this December 2008. Featuring voice of Nash Aguas, Johnny Delgado and Michael V. Watch the film's teaser at

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Philippines hoax earthquake alert

US Geological Society Predicts a "6.8" magnitude Earthquake wil hit Phil. Plates Tonight.Pls. b calm & alert.This mesage fr.Hawaii Satte Emergency Preparedness Office.Lets pray that it wont happen, pls. pass. tnx

This a hoax alert message in the Philippines. No one can predict the earthquake exact time of hit. Please stop passing this kind of message that only brings terror to others.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Listen Online Journey Revelation album

Journey Revelation Album

Listen online to Journey's Revelation album only at Walmart

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

SSH Port Forwarding Passive FTP

Initialize ssh port forwarding of FTP

#modprobe ip_conntrack
#modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp
#modprobe ip_nat_ftp
#echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

Iptables port forwarding rules

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 21 -i <server's-ethernet> -j DNAT --to <remote-server-ip>:21
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -p tcp -d <remote-server-ip> --dport 21 -j SNAT --to-source <server's-ip>

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Western Union Gold card

Western Union Gold Card

after my experience with Western Union, i opted to apply for WU's Gold card. It is absolutely free!!! I will use this card in claiming my earnings from Google Adsense .

Friday, May 2, 2008

Problem with rpmdb


rpm -qa | grep <package>
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily unavailable
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily unavailable (11)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm


Remove the existing db

#cd /var/lib/rpm
#rm -rf __db.*

Rebuild the db

#rpm --initdb
#rpm --rebuilddb

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Penoi's QWRTY keyboard

The QWRTY Keyboard

This what happens when we over-used our keyboard. The Penoi's QWRTY keyboard.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rapidshare Happy Hours Downloads

Rapidshare Happy Hours

Rapidshare is experimenting their new CAPTCHA system but for now, they will disable download tickets and captchas for all free users. Happy Hours downloading!!!!!