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What do you think the characters are looking at?


If you know the answer (or simply a guess), just post your comments below.


[image from a scene in Waktu Rehat]

A quiz with no sense

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Read and follow on-screen information carefully. Remember resume speed and accuracy. No super impositions. Calculator is allowed. No periodic tables, calendars, compass and t-squares allowed. Turn off your cellphones or place it in silent mode. Be aware of power interruption schedule.

If you were asked which element is needed by humans to survive, which one would be your answer?


B. Cellphone
C. Allowance
D. Girlfriend
E. Oxygen
E. All of the above.
G. None of the above
H. I don’t know.

If you were asked to name the Filipino food you were eating which contains monggo, tomato and eggs, which of the following would you tell?

A. Mongburger
B. Mongsilog
C. Empanada
D. Monggo ala pobre
E. Monggo deluxe

If you want to buy a new cellphone and your parents don’t want to, what should you do?

A. Fast and eat only once a day so you can save.
B. Make a show to raise funds.
C. Ask for donations.
D. Work as sales man/lady during class hours
E. Study for 4 to 5 years

If you have a “major major” assignment or thesis to be passed tomorrow, which of the following should you do?

A. Sleep first before studying
B. Study first before sleeping
C. Half sleep then study then half sleep
D. Half study then sleep then half study
E. Study and never sleep
F. Sleep and never study

Is picking the wrong question was Ms. Philippines’ major major problem?

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Maybe.

Explain your answer in 1 whole manila paper.

Which of the following does not belong to the group?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D

If LASER stands for…, what about MP3?

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Interestingly, we use some authentic english words found in dictionary which are unbelievably acronyms!

In fact, the word laser which you use during PowerPoint or Keynote Presentations is short for

Light Amplification by Stimulating Emission of Radiation.

However the word MP3 which is a format in which your music is compressed can be expanded into following notations:

MPEG 4 Layer 3


Motion Picture Experts’ Group 4 Layer 3.

So next time you listen to your MP3 player or having the power to point during presentations, try point out their expanded names.

-from TechStuff and Encarta Encyclopedia 2009

Can’t create a free iTunes account? There’s a solution for that!

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Image by willc2 via Flickr

Have an iOS device but can’t get apps from its wide variety of 800,000 and counting apps to choose from the App Store?

There’s a solution for that. iTunes requires a credit card for a user to create an iTunes account to buy apps; however, free apps don’t need credit cards for a purchase to be taken place. Around 40% of the apps available in the App Store are free ( That’s around (several) free apps available. So why not maximize your iOS device with that potential?

But why can’t I create that free account in the first place?

Apple has taken a marketing strategy to encourage users to buy apps from its store. Apple does this by hiding or moving its free account creation somewhere else.

Here’s why it don’t show up:

  1. Open iTunes application. If you don’t have iTunes installed, simply visit iTunes download then hit the download button.
  2.  Select iTunes Store on the left hand side of the display.
  3.  Click Sign In button on the upper right hand side of the display.
  4. Select ‘I don’t have an account’.
  5. Enter some personal user information then click Next.
  6. On the top of the display you see only three payment options namely Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Some may see different.

The fourth or last option which NONE is hidden.

So, how can I make the “None” option show up?

  1. Open iTunes application.
  2. Select iTunes Store on the left hand side of the display.
  3. This time, instead of clicking the Sign Up button, look for the Top Free Apps on the right hand side of the display. If you can’t see it, scroll down to see more.
  4. Choose from one of the free apps then click the free button.
  5. You will be presented with the Sign Up dialog box.
  6. Select ‘I don’t have an account’.
  7. Enter some personal user information then click Next.
  8. On the top of the display you will now see four payment options namely Visa, MasterCard, and American Express as well as NONE. Some may see different. Choose none.
  9. Continue entering some information on the required fields.
  10. When done, click Create Account. You have successfully created your iTunes account.

Activate your account

9. Go to your email client or website where you have entered your email address during the account creation.
10. Enter your log-in information.
11. Open your inbox and locate the email Apple has sent you. If you can’t find that email, it is either that email has not arrived yet or it was moved to the spam folder.
11. Open that verification email.
12. Simply click on the verification link found in the email. You will be redirected to another site.
13. On that site, enter your log-in information you have just entered during the registration process then click Verify.
14. You will be redirected to iTunes.
15. Log-in to iTunes if you are not logged in yet.

And you’re done.

With your new account, you now have access to 120,000 free apps available through the App Store. Just choose the app you like then click the Free button. iTunes will automatically download the app for you and is ready for syncing for your device.

What if I would like to buy an app?

If you find any app you would like to pay for, just enter your payment method in the Account Settings. It is found by clicking your email address on the upper right hand of the iTunes Store window.