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Since last month, I was able to launch successfully my new blogsite – . This site will focus more on travelling and some personal things about myself.

Initially, posts from my Singapore and Macau travels are in there. I also have a couple of authors but their articles are yet to be posted.

Given this chance, i may not be able to update the broken piggy bank site regularly as I will be focusing more on the gimik book, if you have time, please do visit my new site and I will be thankful if you do that.

Thanks for patronizing the broken piggy bank, and thanks (in advance) for visiting the gimik book.

Take care!

Philippine football team ‘Azkals’ defeated Bangladesh ‘Bengal Tigers’ with a sweet victory 3-0 on Friday. The win has made the Philippine Team in the final 8 of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012.

According to ABS-CBN Sports, “Filipino-Spanish striker Angel Aldeguer Guirado was a revelation for the Azkals after scoring 2 goals in the second half of the game taking place at the Aung San Stadium.”

“Guirado’s first goal came early in the second half after heading in a shot from Ian Araneta. He followed this up by striking another goal in the in the 80th minute.”

The 2012 AFC Challenge Cup is the fourth edition of the tournament. The winners will qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

The Flower Farm in Holland!

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Info News
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Nice and beautiful photos of Flower Farms from Holland.

Proud Pinay, Yen Baet

Filipina photographer Yen Baet’s ‘Rainy Night in Hallstatt’ wins the National Geographic Photo Contest Grand Prize by popular votes online.

The winner was chosen through public voting and with U.S. citizens only allowed to vote.

Baet was the only Filipino who made it to the finals, and is very proud to represent the country. The photo also happens to be her very first entry to any photo contest.

For her victory, Yen won a nine-day National Geographic Expedition to Peru for two with an approximate value of $13,000.

National Geographic has a worldwide circulation, translated into 33 different languages and has over 50 million subscribers. It is indeed another achievement for the Filipino people not only in America but also in the Philippines and in other parts of the world.

“I submitted the photo on the day of the deadline not thinking much of it and was surprised to get an email from National Geographic congratulating me for being one of only 6 finalists!”, Baet said.

Yen Baet’s Winning Piece, Rainy Night in Hallstatt

“I took the photo 2 years ago during a rainy and cold autumn day in Hallstatt, Austria. I already had a vision of that scene in my mind. I was only waiting for the rain to let up, so I can take my shot. Taking shelter from an empty church nearby, I sat and waited for an hour, listening painfully as the rain only got stronger by the minute,” Yen describes the photo.

She further adds, “When twilight came, I walked to the door and found the streets of a usually tourist-infested Hallstatt to be empty. Braving the pouring rain under a small umbrella only protecting my camera, I trudged up the hill to where I would take my shot – and there it was, the church sitting quietly on the still lake, grazed by wisps of low-lying clouds, and embraced in soft mystical light. It looked like a dream.”

Sky Broadband is set to launch a new offering for their internet service — a special broadband plan of (up to) 5Mbps at only Php999 a month with a 15GB cap.

Now that looks like a very attractive offer if you’re not really a heavy user and don’t spend a lot of time surfing at home..

Telco insiders are saying that around 80% of broadband users don’t really consume more than 15GB of traffic a month, then this alternative plan is for them.

If you think you use more than this amount of bandwidth, then you can still stick to the un-capped bandwidth plan at 1Mbps for PhP999.00/month as well.