Friday, October 14, 2011

50 things to do during sem break

by: Dr. Henry L. Yu

1. Go swimming or sunbathing.
2. Read books, magazines, news clippings, etc.
3. Listen to songs that will recapture the memories of yesteryear.
4. Watch the late night TV shows.
5. Do an early Christmas window shopping for friends and loved ones.
6. Connect to friends through email.
7. Text your friends some jokes or thoughts that will make them LOL.
8. Have a food binge with your former barkada.
9. Avail of the 50-70% Sales Promo.
10. Go nature tripping.
11. Wear those outfits that which you haven't worn for the longest time.
12. Assort things in your drawer.
13. Stay idle and lazy for a day.
14. Have a leisure breakfast.
15. Catch up with friends whom you haven't gotten in touch with for quite sometime.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Call for Entries in RAFI's blogging contest

Want to have the chance to win P25,000 while promoting inspiring stories and work of recognized development workers in the Visayas and Mindanao in your blog?

Then join the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) Triennial Awards Blogging Contest.

It is open to bloggers aged 13 to 35 years old

Quoting RAFI's Press Release:

The contest highlights the RAFI Triennial Awards and its awardees and finalists. Guided by the theme, “Shaping the big picture of change”, entrants are expected to do background research on the lives and works of RAFI Triennial awardees and finalists nearest their area.

The RAFI Triennial Awards is an awards program of RAFI given every three years to recognize the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic efforts of individuals and institutions in the Visayas and Mindanao in enhancing the quality of life of the communities they serve. It is now on its 5th run with conferment of awards in 2012.

To join the RAFI Triennial Awards Blogging Contest, individuals should register through Entrants must have an existing and updated blog for at least six months. 

All blog entries must be original and written in English, with a minimum of 1,000 words and maximum of 4,000 words. Entries should not have been entered or won in previous competitions. Writers must at the end of their blogs indicate, "This is an official entry to the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards Blogging Contest." and include a link to the RAFI website.

The criteria for judging include 50 percent for content (originality and alignment to the theme and research value) and 50 percent for writing style or composition (including technicalities).

A contest participant is allowed a maximum of three blogs that feature different awardees and finalists.

After posting their entries on their blogs, entrants should email application form, URL of the blog post, and electronic copy of at least one valid ID to with the subject header: Entry to the RAFI Triennial Awards Blogging Contest.

Entrants must ensure that their blogs are accessible until winners are declared in January 2012.

The blogging contest started last Sept. 30. Deadline for the submission of blog entries is Dec. 15, 2011.

Prizes are as follows:
  • First prize: P25,000
  • Second prize: P20,000
  • Third prize: P15,000
  • All entries of winners and finalists will be consolidated and published in a book.
Visit for more informtion on the RAGI Triennial Awards.


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