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Saturday, December 27, 2008

No Time Attitude

"I have no time for this" - Attitude
Many times, most of us are simply lazy to take action when we say, "I don't have time for this." The desire for instant things and solutions has brought about this modern bad attitude of saying "I don't have time for this." Actually, the last sentence in that article, I have stated that many, even before reading half of it, would have already said, "I don't have the time to read this crap" because they would be the very people who would not admit to be lazy and just want things to come at an instant. Remember, when you say you don't have the time to other people, do you think they would have wanted, first of all, to have given any of their time to you?

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cost of College Education

Cost of College Education
Studying in college has high costs especially in exclusive schools. What is discussed here is the true value before and after school. The non-benefits from college assurance plans in the Philippines as compared to benefits of graduates in the United States who took out loans. In college assurance plans, the tuition is paid in advance on installment for 5 years. For lenders in the U.S. repayment is longer after the student has graduated. Granted forbearance or deferment if unemployed or goes back to school. Please click on the title to read the full article.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Team JazJets at TrafficEra

In promoting several affiliate sites I have been and still with in some right now, there were almost 10 times as much traffic sites that I have utilized. It is only in TrafficEra where I am now having a great experience aside from the good traffic my sites are getting from them. Currently, I am promoting this blog and my HubPages there. As long as I do my share of work surfing at TrafficEra, the stream of traffic is consistent. I am able to monitor it at my traffic source at HubPages. It is almost at par with Google when comes to search traffic.

I have joined a team, JazJets, and my experience there is really worth it. There is no pressure to work and provides many links and online acquaintances! It promotes good relations within the team. It is rare to find online friends who happen to work the same or similar sites. A team at TrafficEra allows only for 25 members, max. In just 2 months with the team, I learned many more interesting online things.

Prior to that, I was invited then subsequently joined a ranking team. At first I thought I was lucky to be accepted. There were some days when I could not work on TrafficEra and not long after I was booted out. I would have taken it nicely if it were me who requested to join them. But no, they invited me! Out of courtesy, they should have at least requested me to leave or resign. My point here is, if you invite someone, you accept him unconditionally. When someone requests to join, that is the time you set rules and guidelines to stay with the option to taken out without any notice. Anyway it was worth the experience and knowing the people in there.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Page Ranking

Page Ranking
There are several factors to get a good Page Rank. I realized it only when one reviewer appreciated the page rank of my Then I was suspected by a blog ads provider that I was using unaccepted page ranking strategies. I did not know about page ranking until I was informed about all these.
With that, I researched on page ranking and was surprised that traffic actually came more from back links or links to other sites. All the while I thought that traffic sites, keywords, tags and advertisements or promotions were the factors to getting a higher page rank. Please CLICK HERE or on the title to read more . . . .

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How I Cured Stage 4 Cancer in Two Weeks For Less Than The Cost Of A Night At The Movies

How I Cured Stage 4 Cancer in Two Weeks For Less Than The Cost Of A Night At The Movies
This is an article of a co-HubPager
An amazing way to treat or cure cancer! Unbelievable but it seems to work with least cost and pain! I have lost a sister to colon cancer in 2000 and I just wish that this article could have been available before! It is very interesting as it only involves Habanero Peppers, Garlic and Ginger.
This would be some of the benefits of writing online as articles such as this are not available in hard copy or even medical journals. Whatever this article shares it would not hurt or cause damage, more so, cost a fortune! Please click on the title to read more . . .

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Article was Plagiarized

This is the first time I have experienced this - a top article I posted at Helium an article writing site, was plagiarized. I should have posted this on the day I have received this email but I was hesitant because when I checked the URL at AssciatedContent it can no longer be viewed. My hats off to AC to quickly recognize my article that was plagiarized on their site. It would have been nice if they identified the person who did it so online writers would be aware. It is difficult to write good articles that would land on the top 25% of the category and I really felt bad for someone to plagiarize my article for the purpose of earning from it.
Below is the email sent to me by the concerned person who found my article to have been plagiarized. It was emailed to me last October 30, 2008.

From: B. L. Babb,
Your article at:

has been plagiarized and is posted at:

To contact Associated Content, email

Contact me if you have any questions.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

FanBox Social Site

It was puzzling that there were days when our PC monitor would flicker or go off and on in the past month. We had done all possible to clean our system but it still happens. Just today, October 27, 2008, I was checking on my emails for those coming from social sites where I am a member or an affiliate. It was the FanBox site that I was checking on when suddenly my monitor started to go Off and On again! I was reading one of the fan mails when I saw a comment by one saying that fan invitations are actually not real people. He says that those are webcam scammers. Their mails include a Yahoo ID or other chat sites.
For those who are members of Fanbox desktop applications, please beware of installing them. It might have a remote access to your webcam and they could take photos from it. I am glad that my webcam is no longer working. There is no way to delete an account at FanBox. I have just categorized it as spam mail to avoid opening mails or invites from it again.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Things to bring in your Car

Things to bring in your Car
There are some basic things we carry or have in our cars. But there are times that we wish we had this or that when stalled in a place where there's not much around especially at night. I have helped a lot of stalled friends vehicles and they were amazed at things that I have in my car and in my mind. The things are practical and will have many purposes to serve, just in case. To Read More on this please click on the title for the full article at my HubPages. Thanks!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Importance of Discussions with Friends

Importance of Discussions with Friends
Forging closer friendships is what makes discussions with friends important. Loners are the only people who hardly have friends because they don't want to discuss with people. Atmospheres of discussion with willingness to share are what interest me when discussing with friends that make it important. Why? It is the exchange of ideas, experience and opinions that make one learn from healthy discussions. The truth is I take it to be a valuable learning system. It's like group discussions, right? To read more, please click on the title.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Best Car Tires Choice

Best Car Tires Choice:
"The best tires for a vehicle always depend on the kind of road you drive your car on frequently. Also on the conditions of the road if it is frequently under rain, snow or muddy states. If frequently driving on unpaved roads with gravel, sand or plain soil, cross-country or off-road tires would be a better option." To read more on the article, please CLICK on the title.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Removing Water spots from Car Paint

Removing Water spots from Car Paint
Water spots on your car paints finish does not look good especially when it has a glistening or glossy finish. It is not as simple as just wiping it off with a damp cloth because it could even get worse under wrong conditions. Find the correct way of getting rid of it without much trouble. Better yet, read how to prevent or avoid those unsightly water spots, marks or streaks left on your cars' paint finish. Please CLICK on the title for the full article.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Online Shoppers' Wiki!

This would be a good one for online shoppers. It could be the largest shopping mall online! Being quite dependent on wiki sites online, I came across this shopwiki com. Curious, I went to the shopping directory right away to see what's in the site. Well, what do you know? A very organized page laid out in front of you! It's a virtual huge shopping mall online! The directory is a guide where to go to and find what you're looking for. I did some "window shopping" - well many of us do that in real malls! In window shopping, computer and software shops are my first choices to update myself on what's new. Better yet I wanted to see what's new with monitors because I am having some problems with my monitor right now. It is really amazing how organized and easy it was to navigate. From general category down to the specific page for monitors was exceptional. The page described all the types of monitors, the specifications, factors to consider, sizes, shapes and price ranges! That also goes with recommended brands and monitor manufacturers. Now I know more about monitors and why our a little over 1 year old monitor is defective.

There are also guides for gifts and categorized by occasions like holidays, recipients and even seasonal gift guides. Okay, so I had to look around again for things that would interest me. Arts and crafts seemed like a nice place to go window shopping online. There were 16 categories to choose from on that page. Rubber stamping caught my attention because I never thought it to be an art or a craft. Another is, I have always done trying to carve rubber stamps in the past but I never got contented with the results. might just help me on this and give better ideas. Lo and behold! It truly is an art and a craft! What I always had mind were rubber stamps used in business and offices. This is really something new for me and I hope to go back and learn more about it. It's so large for an online shopping mall that it would probably take takes to find out more of what's inside. Just like window shopping in large real life malls.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Good Drug Counselor

Good Drug Counselor
There is a clear advantage of drug counselors who have experienced the use over those who have not experienced it and just in the business of drug counseling. Before there were experienced counselors, many saw the opportunity of making big money out of it. Most victims of drug abuse were from well-to-do if not filthy rich families. Were they effective? I don't think so. To READ MORE please click on the title for the full article. Thanks.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Site Reviewers

It is sad to find out that even on the internet there are racists bloggers or biased people who make reviews and could not shut their minds and fingers. This blog has been reviewed around 140 times. There were those who found some defects on my articles but they gave good advise and constructive criticism, and I appreciate them very much.
The other day, one review made on this blog surprised me. This was her review:

"Personal blog with no apparent focus. I would suggest narrowing the range of what is posted in order to engage the reader's attention. It's hard to make sense of some of the writing, perhaps because the blogger may not think primarily in English."

This is not a personal blog so what focus is she talking about? It is clearly stated on the traffic/review site, it is a blog with a variety of topics. Outright, the suggestion of narrowing the range of what is being posted was way out of line. Then makes a discriminatory comment about the blogger not thinking primarily in English, making it the reason why she could hardly make sense on some of the articles. That is the problem with some people who make reviews, comments or responses. They read but fail to understand. That is also one reason why I got out of because there were several responses made on my posts that were really way off and some even insulting.

Here's one review that's constructive:

"The site makes a GREAT effort - but falls a little short in the "interesting" category. Here are some tips: 1)Your sidebars are boring - look for ways to highlight the Category Names so they stand out. 2)Too much text, not enough graphics - it doesn't matter where you get them - just include more images. This is 2008 - people expect variety. It's the spice of life. 3)When you write you intro paragraphs and then ask people to 'click here' to read the rest of the story - you need to tell the best part of the story and then say "click here to see the rest". The way you have it as a summary is, again, too dull. Good website - you just need some SPICE. Search other blogs for things that look interesting to you and include them in your blog. Good Luck.."

Here's an appreciative one:

"Good universal information from the Philippines. The well-written blogs are very relevant to the site's title and I felt I gained a little more knowledge reading your site. Keep up the good work.."

You could get to the websites of the well-meaning reviewers by clicking on the links. Thanks.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pay Processors

Pay processors like PayPal, AlertPay, SafePay Solutions, MoneyBookers etcetera never gave me problems logging in to my accounts there. It is only with e-gold that I am having problems logging in to or accessing my account on most occasions! Whenever I would be able to log in, it would only be so if their system sends a PIN to my email address. It was very rare that I would be able to access my account directly on their portal.
About a year ago, I was totally denied access to my account. They informed me that my IP address was invalid! The question is, how could it be invalid when it was the same IP address I have been using since opening an account with them? They did not allow me to access my account until I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (B.B.B.). In a short time, I was able to access my account again with the same IP address.

This time they are at it again! Their response was in less than 24 hours and asked me to check on two sites my IP address and the blocking issue on it. The IP address they were claiming to be blocked is different from what showed. With, it says that the IP address is not on their blocked list!

Increase in Prices

Increase in Prices
Complaining about price increases? Then, stop demanding for salary increases! The company you work for will need to increase prices to cover salary increases and benefits given to their employees. It comes to a point that salary increases can not be made proportional to price increase of commodities or services. Overall simple lifestyle for everybody can prevent price increases. It might be difficult to adapt to a much simpler lifestyle at first, but the results could benefit many after. Improvement, leisure and development are the culprits involved in price increases! The point redounds back to us, we want more - we ask for increase. The promotions and advertising of commodities or services creates demand. Price will increase when demand is high and supply is low, or, they make artificial shortage for bigger profits. Read more on this . . . please CLICK on the title. Thank you!

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

HubPages at Linkreferral

HubPages at Linkreferral

Linkreferral is a site where I get good quality traffic and hits for three of my sites. Out of curiosity, I searched to visit sites with the keyword "hubpages". There were a total of 30 HubPage URLs registered at linkreferral including mine. Most were profiles or a hub. It's only my hubpage there that is a referral or sign up URL link. Some though are no longer published. In visiting those hubpages, I practically read every one of them, commented on a couple and rated almost all. It was almost as convenient to be reading at linkreferral as it is at hubpages. The benefit for those hubs I visited there is getting hits and increased views.
What I do with my URL there is substitute the hub title for my articles that do not get much viewing here or from other links. With the exposure at linkreferral, the hubscores show increase in visits by almost two arrows, combined with the other links! I have not noted yet if it contributes to my earnings at Adsense.
Linkreferral is a site that provides good traffic to websites. I have been with them for almost 2 years now and has helped one of my sites to get pagerank 2. Well, now it does not have that rank anymore because I believe Google did some changes on pageranking. It is free to sign up and join that traffic site. In exchange for the reviews and traffic your website gets, you only need to visit 30 sites for at least 6 seconds per site. You can also make reviews on other sites but this will be for only 5 websites every 24 hours. You are not bound to make visits and reviews everyday. It is at your option should you want to have your website to always at the top 10 rankings under its category.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Replacing Spark Plugs

Replacing Spark Plugs
Spark plug check up should always be the last in tune ups or troubleshooting gasoline engines. Many might not be aware of this and some might even be starting check up or troubleshooting with them. Know more on what should be taken note of when diagnosing engine problems with spark plugs. They could cause excessive fuel consumption with undetected misfiring. To read more on this please click on the title for the complete article at HubPages.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tips on Share Market investment.

Tips on Share Market investment
People, like myself, have tried to get into the stock market to see if there is anything there that could give better income or profits. The article was written in response to a request at HubPages. The entry is for information on what I learned and how I got about trading shares of stock. This is in no way to encourage to invest or trade in the stock market. Stock market trading is, as I would term it, a more professional way of gambling. Please click HERE or on the title to read more.

Songs Relating to My Tough Times

Songs Relating to My Tough Times
Some songs are quite sentimental to difficult times but there are also those songs and music where I find some humor even if it reminds of tough times. To Read More, please click on the title.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Reckless driving: Who taught these people how to drive?

Reckless driving is not taught but an offshoot of how one operates a vehicle because of mental attitude or temperament. Those drivers would have not passed licensing tests and exams if they really drove that way.

In the more than 35 years personal experience of driving in all sorts of roads, traffic and terrain, I could have already encountered all types of drivers. We live in an Asian country that has been criticized for its drivers and traffic situation. We were once in the top 10 worst countries of drivers in a Reader's Digest issue. I believe that no one was taught to drive was told to be reckless. They have to pass driving tests and examinations, so how would they pass them if they were taught to drive recklessly? Reckless and careless drivers come out of their attitude and mentality. Also those short in temper come out to be reckless. It is only in our country where I know where there were some drivers who shoot fatally other drivers just because of parking or traffic issues.

In the remote mountainous areas where I used to drive at least once a month, when I was in my late twenties, drivers of all types of vehicles are very courteous. Many of the roads there could not accommodate two small cars side by side. So when a vehicle is going uphill, the driver going downhill looks for a wide space on the road and pauses there alongside the cliff until the vehicle going up passes him. That gives driving convenience on those kind of roads.  The city we live in is a "mixing bowl" of different people from different provinces and their influx has increased the number of discourteous and reckless drivers. Still, I would not concur that they were taught to drive that way. The demands of time and traffic have caused a good number of drivers to drive that way.

Please click HERE or on the title to read more . . .

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

There it Goes Again!

It is very disappointing when you have to check your emails daily only to find out that you can't log in again! This is happening as of this writing. It's a wonder why I could log in here at blogspot and adsense while the system would not at gmail. They're all Google! I wonder if they let this happen to their search engine.
P.S. You can find my first post about these 5 articles below. You could click on the title there or HERE should you want to read more about it. I have updated that article and mentioned what happened to my monitor and CPU when I was able to access my email.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Nostradamus & Other Prophets

Nostradamus and Other Prophets
This is about prophecies and predictions. But there is a question as to why most, if not all, foretell about misfortune or unfortunate events. It looks like negative thinking sees better than positive thinking for the future or of years to come! Prophets seem to be more of "Doom Seers". They hardly say anything good that will come in the future. For more reading on the article please click on the title.

Monday, August 4, 2008

How does one do EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques, HOW TO, not send me to a book to buy.

How does one do EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques, HOW TO, not send me to a book to buy.
Another of my responses to a request on HubPages. This is something for real and can not be just ignored. Emotional freedom is difficult to achieve if personal biases and partiality exist that were influenced during childhood, growing-up and work experiences. This could even be related to the emotion of fear on which I also have an article about it.

I am fairly new at driving a manual transmission. What are some tips for getting the best fuel efficiency out of...

I am fairly new at driving a manual transmission. What are some tips for getting the best fuel efficiency out of...
In response to this request at HubPages, here are some tips and personal views on driving manual transmission cars to save on fuel or maximize fuel economy. It doesn't really take much, and practicing on it does not have to be on the car itself as I have experienced. Read on the last portion how I did it when I was still learning to drive. Please click on the title to read more.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

What are proven ways to make extra money online?

What are proven ways to make extra money online?
There are ways to earn good online but many of them are only through invitation and hardly find them advertised on the internet.
One that I have been for over a year now pays for blog advertisements and they were consistent until they were probably also affected by the economy in the past 3 months. On average, I have earned close to a hundred dollars a month, prior to that. Another site I am with has also been consistent since I activated my account there last December 2007. I only need to concentrate on that site 4 or 5 times a month and the average income I get is around thirty-five dollars a month. These sites do not require referrals or downline. Getting into them is only by invitation of a member. No referral URLs.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Gmail Problems

Gmail Problems
After just a few years Gmail has become Goofmail. Probably Goofgle will will be an appropriate change of name. The problem of putting all my "email eggs in one basket" has paid its toll. It is with much regret that blogspot is a Google account which might just cut this blog one of these days like it did on accessing my gmail accounts.
No, not any of my accounts is involved in spam mail.
The pop-up "application/octet-stream" comes up whenever I try to access goofmail, oh sorry, gmail. could not be read or recognized by Windows. Please read the entirety of my article at HubPages, just click on the title above. Thank you.
After posting this and looking for further remedies to access my emails at gmail, suddenly I was able to access gmail and get into my emails. I don't even know if the google web accelerator that I downloaded helped. If ever it was the issue gmail should have informed all their users of gmail.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Link Back Project

This is a simple procedure. You might have seen it done elsewhere on a few scarce weblogs. What is different, is that when we reach a certain point on the list, we start yet another one. Instead of one master list and its done, we will repeat the process over and over again, with new folks jumping on board. These backlinks combined with the social networking friends status will affect all areas of search engine algorithims. -=This List Will Stop At 100, then the next phase (list) will start=-

To participate is simple:

--->Copy The Post & List below into a blog post of yours.
--->Add Your Link to the list at the bottom.
--->Comment On the original post at LBP so that I can update the list with your link.
--->Make sure the list links and names are in place on your weblog post.
--->Digg, Stumble, Tag, and Reddit all of us, spread the word, get more on board.
--->Be sure to send them back to The Linkback Project for the updated list.

Make sure links and name are in place on your weblog, and then put yours on the last number, and "YOUR NEXT" below it on a new number.

Be sure to Digg, Stumble Upon, and Tag this post, so that you will be prepared with backlinks for Phase two, when we begin backlinks in Social Networking. Putting each list into the social networking system will be the second link in our "Closed Circuit" theory of search engine/link index exposure.

1. The Linkback Project
2. All About Crime
3. Foolsville
4. Guy Vestal
5. SunEGrl Loves To Shop
6. Great Ways to Make Money Online
7. Shabam Development
8. CoffeeCoffeeCoffee~the blog
9. Kinky Personification
10. Da Kinky Kid Speaks
11. Josh Ottley Dot Com
12. Cebu Entrepreneur
13. Random Detoxification
14. PoeARTica
15. CoolAdzine for Marketers
16. Best Blog in the Universe
17. Ctrl + Alt + Delete : Personal random journal and reviews
18. the blog lab
19. Bradley Hankins
20. The Radical Blog
21. Get Rich Quick !? Really ??
22. Musikalye - Music is a two-way street
23. Planeta Turismo Activo
24. Swollen Pickles
27. Picture to People
28. Your Fun Family
29. Mob Me
30. Healthy Moola
31. Champagne Dreams
32. David Rader
33. Gossip Girls
34. Before I am Famous
35. SUPLADO Online Reviews
36. Salsa Faith
37. BigMoneyList
38. Emmsy’s Stuff
39. That Blog 4 Me
40. Hey Just Blog
41. A little bit of THIS & THAT
42. Poker Forums
43. Blogging Tips
44. Journal of Journey
46. Download Applications, Themes for Smart Phones
47. Memory This
48. Make Money Online from Earth
49. Dare to be Rare
50. Your One Stop Information Center
51. Reality of Legal World
52. Nita's Random Thoughts
53. Nita's Corner
54. Great Finds and Deals
55. Thomas Travel Tales
56. Filipino Online Community
57. Batuananons
58. My Wandering Thoughts
59. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts
60 Thomas Web Links
61. Aeropama Dot Com
62. Nita's Ramblings
63. Junior IM Dot Com
64. Internet Marketing Expose
65. Hasbullah Pit
66. Tangan Yang Menghayun Buaian
67. Jejak Sahabat SMSP
68. Blog Sempoi
69. More Cowbell!
70. Blog Anak Raja
71. Malaysian Digest
72. Encik Beliau : Interesting Tips
73. Ariyako `news of software, hardware, technology, tips and tricks”
74. Techno Zone
75. Hidup Biar Sedap
76. Inside Of Nasz
77. Blog Farahaznil
78. Mezain
79. Simply ONE Saffawati
80. Suara Dari Keyboard Daddy
81. 24 Patrol
82. ketuk_angel
83. Koogita
84. Artikel Komputer & Internet
85. Sagittarius Wifey
86. Aeirin's Collections
87. MerapuLand
88. Ima Blogger
89. Morphed
90. The Techsta Blog
91. Mother’s Got a Dot Com
92. Mutiara Hati
93. The Unemployed Dad
94. Entertainment Daily
95. Life From A Cat's Perspective
96. Comedy Plus
97. Daytona Beach Real Estate
98. laketrees


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Entitled to My Own Interpretation

Entitled to My Own Interpretation
This is maybe a playful imagination of my mind. But, the possibilities of it to have happened is there! We could not even discount the possibility of extra-terrestrial involvement in this! The article is not anti-religion and is only a speculation on how it might or could have been in the ancient past. In ancient times, they were not aware of drug influencing plants or food that could alter and affect human thinking or rationalization. Please read only more of this if you keep an open mind about the topic.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Trivia: Moon is Moving Away

Who ever imagined that the Moon is moving away from Earth? I never thought so until I watched the TV documentary on The History Channel! The Moon is moving away from Earth at the rate of 1 to 2 inches every year! Earths' "gravity" is losing grip of the Moon and would eventually stray off its' orbit and wander in space.
Scientists in the documentary attribute this to the speed of Earth rotating 360 degrees on its axis in only 24 hours while the Moon is a lot slower taking it a month to circle the earth. The speed of Earth is sort "throwing off" the moon from its orbit. It was also mentioned that the earths' oceans have a big role on this.
The scientists, however, gave their assurance not to worry. If I got it right, it will only happen after 50 Billion years. The sun will will even fizzle off earlier and that will be after 10 Billion years.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Admin & Support Misgivings

Admin & Support Misgivings
Disgusting admin and customer support! Some even don't know their own product, policy or guidelines. Some even hide their mistakes or errors from management. If they can't solve your issue, they will stop responding to your inquiries just to save their ass. They will wait until you get tired of communicating with them and just forget about it! Sure I got tired and tried to forget about it. Now I wrote and posted about it! The internet is mightier than inefficient websites, admin and support staff!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blog Impact

Blog Impact
Read about blog impact on the internet and websites. What it was able to do for me. You won't believe this but keywords, tags, traffic and Adsense had nothing to do with it in getting a Pagerank 2 for a supposedly social site. I am hopeful that what I am doing with this blogspot now will give the same results. Please click on the title to read more on the article at my HubPages.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What Toyota and/or Honda vehicles are comparable to a Nissan Versa, and what are some pros and cons of each vehicle?

This is an entry at my HubPages in response to a hub request. The opinion and remarks here are purely based on my personal experience and those of relatives and friends.

Have you ever had a NDE near death experience ?

Have you ever had a NDE near death experience ?
This article was in response to a request at HubPages. Some might say the experience I had was not an NDE. Is it because I did not see bright lights, angels, go into a vortex or no feeling of separation from the body? To read more and find out why I did not experience what others might have experienced as NDE, please click on the title above for the full text.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

People Who Read Online

People Who Read Online
I have classified here the types of people who write and read online. Some just fail to understand what they read and make a nasty comment. They do not know that it is quite easy to trace them now. You could report them as offensive once their location has been pinpointed, especially if they are grossly offensive and insinuating insults online. This is a short article but those interested to read more, find out the location of those who made negative or insinuating an insult.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Real Causes of Flooding

Real Causes of Flooding
Many of us has experienced flooding from heavy rainfall in one way or another. My article on this was a result of experience, keen observation, analysis and testing. What they teach and preach lack the correct details on what causes flooding. They blame it on deforestation and trash but the details are misleading. The article details the facts of flooding in cities. There is a simple way to test my contention in the article. It is very easy to do and not costly. Read the article on my post at HubPages to know the reality.

In most times, I try my best to avoid writing articles such as this. What I wrote here are simple observation and analysis. There might be some words that are not commonly used but still they are understandable. It is not even a phenomena what I am trying to impart here. It was a simple case of delaying the flow of water to give enough time for it to properly drain off, to prevent flooding. It is not even a case of engineering where you will need complicated formulas to solve it. Why? Because rainfall volume and length of downpour are not always the same.
The point in this post can more easily be illustrated with filling a pail from a faucet that has a small leak. If you open a faucet just dripping it will take time to fill the pail if ever it will be. Open the the faucet in full and it will fill up the pail in a short time and cause it to over flow.
There are people who read to be entertained and others to understand. Rarely both, I think. I know most of my posts here are more for entertaining rather than something like this that needs understanding. That is also the reason why I post lengthier articles at my HubPages.


Beer drinking has been a part of me ever since I stepped into college decades back. That would be a little over 3 decades. Thirty years? More, to be exact 38 years ago. It's only now I realize it's almost 4 decades, hahaha. . . , well, well, what do you know? Never really thought much about it anyway.
I was going over some sites where I post articles when I came across a title "
Beer: How to get the most flavor from beer". Curiosity took me to read it. All the while, I thought it was how to brew beer at home. It says on the article that it is not completely true the you get the best flavor from beer by drinking it straight out from the bottle! That was what I was made to believe by some elders before! Maybe, it could be true for the number one beer in our country the Philippines, San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen. The truth is, I really get to taste the flavor more drinking from dark brown beer bottle, cold but not almost freezing cold.
It was really interesting to read the article because the author is a beer connoisseur and has a web site dedicated to beer. He mentioned the different kinds of beers and the glasses to be used. It is unfortunate for us in our country not to have those brands or types of beer he mentioned. There might be some in specialty stores but they would definitely cost an arm and a limb. Quite sure, there are a lot of beer drinkers surfing the net and it would be nice to blog about that web site.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How I got interested in Computers

How I got interested in Computers
Before the Pentium series, I never really liked computers. They were just like electric typewriters to me then that had TV screens that could save one's work. To read more please click on the title above. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Reduce Fat & Tummy

Reduce Fat & Tummy
How I made my stomach adjust to its food storage capacity and reduce my intake of rice to stay slim. Even a gym instructor in a U.S. Recreation Base was not able to help me. In case you are having the same problem as I did in the past, it might help you to read my article on this at my HubPages. Just click on the title above to read more of it. Thanks!

Insignificant Items

Insignificant Items
At the start, you might find me funny or weird. But after reading the article you'll know why I keep items that others confine to trash or junk. This is not a long article but if you're interested to read more, please click on the title above. Thanks!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Gas Flares at oil refineries waste an enormous amount of energy. Why can't this gas be used more productively?

Gas Flares at oil refineries waste an enormous amount of energy. Why can't this gas be used more productively?
This was a Hub request that I responded to at HubPages. Please click on the title above to read my answer. Actually, what I know is there should be no gas flares being done at oil refineries. It is only being done after a new oil well has been drilled. But after the person who requested the answer and gave me a link, there are really gas flares made in refineries! It costs billions of dollars and it is just going up in smoke polluting the globe. The link site explained that refineries has to do that to relieve pressure to avoid the danger of explosion.

D-I-Y Car Body Repairs

D-I-Y Car Body Repairs
This one is for those who would want to do their own minor car body repairs to save money. It is actually simple and easy as long as you have the time and patience to carefully follow the procedure. Your first time to do it might cost a little more than ordinary. It happened to me and I treated it as my "tuition fee" in learning the trade and an investment when I operated an auto repair shop in the 1980s. Please click on the title above to get to my article at HubPages, as this is a one-and-half page instruction. Thanks!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Earthquake Memories

Earthquake Memories
This is about the July 16, 1990 Earthquake that hit our city with an intensity of 7.6 on the Richter Scale. Some say it was more, some say it was less. Some say it lasted only about 45 seconds but for me a minute would be closer. Less than that, I would not recall much of the events. The longer an experience is the more is stored in the human brain. Anyway, this is my personal account and involved many others surrounding us at that frame of time. The article is quite long and this just an excerpt of my narration. Please click on the title above to read more on my HubPages. Thanks!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Car Paint & Repainting

Car Paint and Repainting
Did you ever wonder why your car's paint on the roof and deck lids are always the first to suffer damage? The damage starts as very small cracks that become larger as time passes by. This means the paint starts to get brittle, losing its flexibility and elasticity. The painted parts of a car are not equally exposed to elements that cause paint wear, damage or deterioration. So for those of you who have cars, whether your paint is still new or want to have it repainted, please click on the title above where my full-length article is posted. The article will help prolong the life of your car's body paint.
FYI, I operated an auto repair shop specializing in repainting and body repairs in the '80s. I also do those jobs then but not so actively now.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Problem with People

The problem with people is about wanting to live longer and control population. So what happened? They were quite successful to make life longer. However, they got worried when population explosion came. People around the world were reproducing faster than people were dying. Those alive want to live longer but did not want the world to be over populated. As they were living longer and could not be killed, except to wait for their time, they opted to control birthrate. Medicine has advanced that people are surviving from illness thus retaining a good percentage of the population. Those who could not afford to get proper treatment or protection are, unfortunately, the first ones to go.

If the trend will go on with science and technology able to make people live longer, the world might have a population with much older people. When that happens new births will be prevented more to make way for the old. Older people need attention and care. Will it happen in the future that the young just tend to the older people because there are more of them? If the younger people will have to attend to them, what will happen to production and commerce? The world is being made a safer place, that means there could be lesser deaths in the future. People could live as old as 100 years or more. So they are living longer, but will that be good for society? Young people contribute to society. With their youth comes good mental and physical health. That is what aged people will lose. This reminds me of my father saying about work when he got old, "the mind is willing but the body can not".

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How many hours do you sleep?

This post was actually triggered when I realized how old I was getting. I tried to imagine what I did in the past 54 years I have been on earth. From 0 to probably 10 or 12, most of what I did was play, go to school starting at age 5, eat and sleep. From 13 to 20, engaged in many sports, learn to drive and drive starting at age 16, eat and sleep. Then age 20 and onwards, still play some sports, work, drink, smoke, go on dates, sex, get married at age 28, have four children, eat and sleep. That's what I've been doing for twenty four (24) hours a day for the past years.

Then I remembered a TV ad about beds. The commercial said, while the bed was on screen, "this is where you spend one-third (1/3) of your life"! Now, is that not true? A good sleep usually is for eight (8) hours, especially for children and the young. More than that for babies and toddlers. Maybe an average of six (6) hours when we get older. So overall, I might have really slept an average of 8 hours a day! Here comes the amazing part. I will be 54 years old next month. Divide 54 by 3 we come up with 18. That's one-third of my life, 18 years! It's hard to believe that I have been sleeping for an aggregate total of 18 years!

Quite sure of this, you'll be calculating how many years you have slept after reading this. Now don't be regretful that you have slept for so many years. Also, don't try cutting down down on sleep. We need those sleeping hours to be able to stay awake and do what we need to do. As a consolation, I may be old in age but honestly I still feel young. That's what sleeping for 18 years could have done for me.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Success Motivation

Success Motivation
Motivation speakers in 1980s did not have much ground to gain because it is not even possible to have one financially wealthy person for every 10. A financially wealthy person will need the services of so many people even he does not run a corporation. Bank employees, carpenter, mason, electrician, painter, garbage collector, street cleaners, clothes sewers, livestock tenders, farmers, postman, fireman, policeman, etcetera.
My experience being an associate of a motivational speaker and how I came to realize all these can be read on my lengthier article at HubPages. Please click on the title above should you want to read about it. Thanks!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Cruelty to Animals

For quite some time, I have been asking why there are so many organizations that are against cruelty to animals. This is one “blog” I posted in one of the social networks I am with, and there were three who commented agreeing to my thoughts. The focus of these organizations is cruelty or abuse made by man on pets or wild animals. What about the cruelty of man who have domesticated animals, breed them, keep them confined then mass slaughter them for commercial purposes? Is that not more cruel?

Let’s take animals in the wild that would be hunted for food. They have a better chance of survival than those domesticated animals, propagated, then mass slaughtered for gain and profit. If these organizations against cruelty to animals are true to themselves, then they should consider this! Of course, there are people who are sadistic and find satisfaction in hurting or slaying animals, they should be the focus of these organizations.

By the way, a friend messaged me on the blog post I mentioned had this to say, and I quote, “So, what do you want to happen? Free all those domesticated animals that are being used for food?” Simply, I replied to him that he was not looking at the right direction. I asked him, would it not be better if these organizations against cruelty to animals refined their views? We have to accept that domesticated animals for human consumption have to be treated that way. There’s no better alternative with the present situation in this world. The organizations are also very critical of those who pit animals against each other in battle. 

I have been into cockfighting for a couple of years in the past and I have observed that these roosters will have easily dominated breeding in the wild. If they are left free ranged, they will do nothing but fight to their last breath! They are not being trained to fight. That is their nature, to fight! Maybe I would still be into cockfighting had it not been for the gambling side of it and unnecessary use of blades. The sport could be made into something like boxing. The use of gloves that could mark on the bodies of the protagonists will count as scores! Pitting of these roosters for one round could last, utmost, for three minutes. No real harm done as their fight can be controlled and not to the extent of their desire to maim, injure or slay their opponent. These breeds hardly “chicken-out” of a fight.

Well, before I go off topic, it is still my firm belief that organizations against cruelty to animals should define their parameters better. There were people who were sued or imprisoned without the real intention of being cruel or abusing an animal. There were many episodes in the TV Channel, Animal Planet where the people were not intentionally being cruel to or abused animals. There were those who simply did not have the means to provide sufficient care.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our Feet and Shoes

To some, it will be unbelievable if I said that I hardly buy new shoes for myself. Why? Old shoes, especially those with genuine leather, are more comfortable when they have adjusted to your feet. That’s why I have old shoes re-soled to get more comfort and mileage out of them. Insoles could also be replaced. Hardly satisfied with those on display in shoe stores and malls, curiosity made look at some online. One is Blowfish Shoes. Their designs are nicely simple and look comfortable for our feet. There are only a few pairs that show on the site but it is suggestive to look for their brand at several of their retailers that could be near you, like Macys or DSW. It is sad to note though that this brand is available in only a few select countries. 

Our feet do many, if not most, of the work for us everyday. They are our most reliable means of getting us from one place to another. We owe a lot to our feet. The amazing thing with Blowfish Shoes shown on the site is you would not find them with high heels. Many of us will agree that flat soled shoes are more comfortable to our feet than those with heels or high heels. Even the Blowfish Men’s Shoes under the category of boots, only a few have heels not even really high.

Also, it is a wonder why shoe stores do not have a section for flat-soled shoes. We find sections for sandals, boots, high heels and athletic shoes. There are sections for moccasins but a good number of them have wedge-like soles. It’s been rare for me to find those that have true flat soles. Women love caring or tending to their feet than men. They will definitely love those Blowfish Women’s Shoes! I still have to hear or know of a man going to a foot spa. There are some men who have their toes with pedicure! That makes me cringe! On the other hand, maybe that’s how much they love and care for their feet.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Cashew Nut

The cashew nut is one of my favorite nuts because it tastes so delicious for me. It was not until I saw the actual plant with its fruit in my early teens that I realized so much about the cashew. 

First, it is not a nut but a seed. Second, the seed is not inside the fruit! The seed is outside the fruit clinging to the larger end. Third, the fruit also really tastes good but beware. It is so acidic that it would give a good burn around your lips once you bite into it. It happened to me because I was told first that the fruit tasted good but the warning came in too late after I had sank my teeth into the cashew fruit. Maybe the guys around me wanted me to experience it. The burning sensation around my lips was tolerable probably because of my high level of tolerance.

If I remember right, the cashew tree does not grow very tall or large. Those that I saw were just growing along road sides. Maybe, the height is around 8 feet and the trunk would be the size of an average human thigh. I am not sure though if those trees were still young.
Credits to wikipedia for the photo.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Online Lotto

NOTICE: This post is being rectified by this notice because operated by under MultipleMediaStream has failed to pay my winning. This is after almost 2 months of communicating with them. Their email communication of my winning was delayed by more than 1 week and now they they say that I did not claim it within the 1 week period. I have submitted a ticket to them giving proof that the delay was not my fault but on their end. Waiting for a week on their response, there was none. Looking up the ticket, their system says that my Ticket does not exist! I also have a proof that they received the ticket through a confirmation email coming from them. It is with much apology if the post I made here has misled some who might have signed up with them. I have submitted another ticket requesting them to clarify the matter before I file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (B.B.B.)

Many of the online gaming such as casinos and lottos seem to be scam to me. There are some PTC and PTR sites that also have gaming on their sites. It was there where I tried these games. I am not really a gaming or gambling person but I was curious how it will go. Anyway, the bets placed there are either points I have earned or a minimum of one cent from my earnings.
One I tried for one-cent bets is the flip coin game, Heads or Tails. If I remember right, I played it for almost one hour. It was a case of win some - lose some. Sometimes it will give you a string of wins then a succession of losses. In the end, I think I lost around ten cents. Nothing much but at least it was a ten-cent of actually experiencing online gaming. The other I tried, now for my point earnings, was the "Guess-where-the-object-is". Three cups that would cover a coin or a stone and once you place your bet in points, it will shuffle the cups then let you guess. Winnings are equivalent to what you bet. I was luckier here and ended up with 70 points more on my account. I use those points in exchange for advertisement of my web sites.
The most surprising for me was the free online lotto. It operates in almost a similar way with the PTC and PTR sites. I think when I started more than 6 months ago, I was first given around 10 opportunities to select 6 numbers out of 49. In exchange of each opportunity, I would have to view an advertisement for 30 seconds. And, for every ad that I view, I am also given a point for it. If I can accumulate 500 points I can exchange it also for advertising my web site. Playing the lotto is only once a week, so really not much trouble. The draws of the lotto is also once a week, every Thursday. For every three correct numbers entitles a player for an extra lotto ticket for the following week. In the past 2 or 3 months, I have been entitled between 20 to 35 tickets each week. I believe I have already earned more than 500 points too but haven't availed of it for advertisements. The best of all was when I received an email a couple of days ago, saying that I had 5 correct numbers making me win $100.00! If I got the 6 correct numbers that would mean $5,000.00 which will be paid in 10 months at $500.00 per month. I am glad to be in this non-scam gaming site.
Online Gaming Win

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dreams & Fantasies

Dreams & Fantasies
Realizing it only after reaching the age of 54, it was only then that I learned the true meaning of having a dream. As far as I can remember, it was in school where I heard it first. Have a dream so you can achieve you goals in life. However, none of those who I heard it from bothered to explain it in a more understandable or meaningful way. All the while, I thought what they were saying was having a dream the way others would have their dreams.

Are fantasies, dreams or not? The way I looked at it was, fantasies were impossible, or close to impossible of achieving. I drew a line between fantasy and dream. For me, dreams are something more realistic and achievable. Fantasies, on the other hand, were the impossible dreams. It could have been the reason why I was mediocre in life. I get easily contented when I reach or achieve a certain level or degree of a dream. It did not have anything to do with my fantasies, as I thought so. It was on this stage of my life that I realized that my fantasies were actually were achievable dreams. That was so stupid of me! My fantasies, as I had it my mind, were not achievable. If they were in other peoples' mind, I am quite sure that they would be realizable dreams and not fantasies.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Our Ground Orchid

Our Ground Orchid
This ground orchid has been with my mother since the mid-1970s until she handed it down to me in the mid-1980s. I had fancied the plant because of its beautiful flower that comes only once a year. The size of the flower is about 6 inches in diameter. It looks like a knitted ball all around. It is formed actually by smaller flowers with thread-like petals that precisely overlap each other at their tips. There could be a hundred or more of those smaller flowers. Truth is, I have not then asked my mom the name of the plant. I learned it to be a ground orchid from a friend after I described it to him.

Also, it has made me wonder why it totally vanishes from the surface of the ground a few months after the flower and its stem-leaves have wilted. If I am not mistaken that would be the characteristics of weeds, right? Anyway, I haven't dared cut it down like a weed to find it out for myself.
The ground orchid is not very dependent on human care and attention. I only water it and rarely put a little fertilizer as a precaution. It would sprout out from the ground, grow, bloom, wilt and then totally vanish from the surface of the pot on its own. There was a time though, about 3 to 4 years back, when it did not produce any flower. I concluded then that it might be nearing the end of its life span. On the years after however, its flower again bloomed.

For the ground orchid’s reproduction or propagation, it did have two or three smaller ones that started to sprout out alongside the main plant about 10 years ago. They were not however as consistent every year. I was scared of transplanting them to another pot because they might be part or dependent on the mother plant. Should those smaller ones crop up again this year, I might have the courage to try and transplant them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Inconvenient Truth

Inconvenient Truth

Please Note: This is in relation to a TV Documentary at HBO with the same title "The Inconvenient Truth" by former Vice-President Al Gore, shown during Earth Day of 2008. To read the article, please click on the title and it will show on my hubpages. Thanks.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Classified Searching

For the number of years that I have been going online on the internet, most searches or surfs I have made came up with very general results in nature. Any search I make would link to thousands as long as the word or phrase contains it. That goes for jobs, movies, reviews, real estate, and etcetera. Recently I came across web sites that offer Free Classifieds. I never thought that something like that was available online. All I knew of were traffic sites that give or offer free classified ads in exchange for surfing their ads.

One of the web sites I have encountered has a list of 26 major cities in the United States that offer specific searches on Personals, Jobs, Movie Lists, Restaurant reviews and Real Estate. So, for example, you live or want to go to Phoenix, Arizona and want to do searches on the mentioned listed categories, you conveniently and easily find a link to them on that page. Those near the vicinity of Phoenix or would want to relocate there, this web site should be one of the priority sites to search on. 

Not only that, you also will find a large offer that says, “Post a Free Classified” near the top of the homepage! That means if you have general items for sale, vehicles or services wanted or being offered, you can post it there for free! Those are the benefits of web sites that provide specific searches and categories online with free classified ads. In all probability, the web site would be adding more cities within the United States to appeal to people in those locations. It’s nice to check it out especially if one lives nearby in any of those cities.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Intel Dual Core & Windows XP Problems

After the first 4 months, our brand new PC started to have problems. It started showing black screens then blue screens. It was dying in such a short time! Being under warranty, we brought it back to the shop where we purchased it. We and the technicians thought it needed reformatting and re-installation of the Windows XP and other software. The technician said it would take at least four hours to do that. Before leaving, the case of the CPU was opened for cleaning. To our and the technician's surprise, the fan and heat sink of the Pentium accumulated very thick dust compressed on the heat sink fins! In short, it did not have enough cooling causing the computer to go bonkers!

Then again, some time in December of 2007, the computer started to hang or just freeze in the middle of surfing or viewing on the internet. I needed to re-start whenever it happens. With the proliferation of viruses, malware, spyware and adware, I always scanned the PC three or more times a week with antivirus, anti-spyware and registry mechanic. Seeing a good number of viruses detected by the anti-virus, it may be the cause of those 'hanging' problems. The problems persisted though even after scanning and defragmenting. All of us in the family using the computer are experiencing the same thing until it became unbearable a couple of weeks ago. I even suspected that it was the downloaded online games by my son which had frequent trojans. The PC started to show black screens again and warning of possible issues. The NVIDIA graphics and video card started also to have problems. It was not able to balance display colors, 3D and video settings any more! Re-starting the computer almost every 30 minutes became a pain in the neck. I even complained to some web sites that my PC hangs whenever I get to their sites. I never realized that it was my faltering graphics and video card that was causing it! Who would have thought that, anyway?

Monday, March 31, 2008


Last March 30, 2008 was my only daughter's college graduation from Nursing. Watching the commencement rites, my mind worked back 33 years ago when I too graduated with a Bachelors Science in Commerce. Then, it was said it was difficult to find a good paying job if one did have a course in Engineering, Architecture, Medicine or Accountancy. My major was in college was Management with Marketing as minor. I was either lucky or it was a blessing in disguise because no one ever imagined that the dawn of sales and marketing was coming. We did not even have calculators then in 1975 to help us out in school math subjects. Computer was still very crude when we took a subject in college. They were just computers that punch out holes on cards!
After graduation in October of 1975, I was fortunate to have been absorbed as a regular employee in the bank I was working with, as a part-timer since I was on my fourth year in college. Our instructors never gave us any idea on what they knew about the future of the course we were taking. I believe, this is what instructors should know, to foster more interest from their students.

My daughter took up Nursing because, at the moment, there is a trend for a demand of it abroad and the pay is good, if not better, than taking other courses. In our third world country, there were quite a good number of physicians or doctors who took up nursing because of the promise of excellent pay abroad! In the 1980s, the trend of students in college was to take up Electronics Engineering or Information Technology (IT) because computers and other devices were getting to be high-tech. In the 1990s, trend was more on taking a course on Physical Therapy (PT), as the demand was there. In the late 1990s and early 2000, the trend was taking up a course in care-giving.

Going back to the present time, my mind toyed about the trend for demand on Nurses. It comforted me somehow that health is an ongoing concern throughout the globe. The population is almost growing exponentially and new diseases are coming up just about anywhere. The question in my mind after all that, is, when will the world have a surplus of nurses that demand will start to slow down? For computer technology, there are many undergraduates who have self-learned the trade. What specialty would be next to have a good demand for those will be getting into college in the future?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Engine Oil Correct Use

Motor oil in vehicles play a big role in keeping an engine operating under the right temperatures. The viscosity numbers will tell immediately the range of temperatures it should be ideally used. Lower numbers, especially those with a "W", means those are for extreme cold weather like winter which the "W" represents after the number. Normally, those in the cold regions where they have winter season, they use motor oils between "0" to 15 or 20 variable viscosity. The "0" means the oil will be in this viscosity during cold starts. The oil turns more viscous as the engine runs to operating temperatures on that weather condition. The lower viscosity allows for the engine to crank with ease under extreme cold weather. It follows, therefore, that in warmer climates or regions, motor oils being used range between the variable viscosity of 10 to 30 or 40. Engines that operate under higher temperatures should be using higher viscosity oils.

Another consideration to be noted when using motor oil is the letters that you find, sometimes before or after the viscosity numbers. Commonly, two letters that would either start with an “S” or a “C”. The letter “S” stands for spark combustion, meaning it is for vehicles that have Spark Plugs that make for spark combustion in Gasoline Engines. The letter “C” stands for Compression Combustion which is the case for Diesel Engines. Diesel engines do not have spark plugs but instead compresses air then injects diesel to initiate combustion. Why is there a distinction between gasoline and diesel engine motor oils? Generally, diesel engines run hotter and a little bit ‘dirtier’ than gasoline engine. Diesel engine motor oils have more ‘detergents’ or cleaning agents in them. So using gasoline engine motor oil for diesel engines is not advisable. You can only do this under emergency situations.

As for the letters after the first “S” or “C”, depends on the cleaning ability and protection ingredients with the motor oil. Usually, those with an “A” are the least, like SA or CA, has the least ingredients. Those with B, C, D, and the succeeding letters after, will mean having better cleaning and protection ingredients in them.

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