Found this on the web: Dad's New iPad

June 28, 2012

A Daughter is visiting her father and is helping in the kitchen. She asks: “Tell me dad, how are you managing with the new I-Pad we gave you for your birthday?”

This is in German but that's all you really need to know. You'll get the rest...

Thanks to Terri Pasalo of LSEI Batch'72 for sharing this link.

Found this on the web: Funny warning sign

October 19, 2011

Source: Reader's Digest online –

In Memoriam

October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs, the genius behind many of today's most innovative technological products, died on Wednsday, October 5, 2011. He was 56.

Steve and I were born in the same year. That was the only similarity we had. He introduced the first Macintosh line of computers in 1984. I got introduced to the Mac six years later.

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The computer shown above was similar to the first computer I used back in 1990 when I joined an international consulting firm. Prior to that time, I had no knowledge nor experience about any type of computer.

I was new in the company. The employee I replaced (who resigned but was supposed to stay for a few days to turn over the records and train me on the job) didn't show up as soon as I started reporting for work. So I was on my own from day one. I turned the computer power on.  After being shown how to use the mouse, I started clicking, double-clicking and dragging files around, and at the end of the day I felt I knew how to use the machine.

I then spent a week reading the user manual for the Peachtree accounting software, played around with the records saved on a floppy disc, and experimented with the then Excel program (all in black and white), and soon I was recording the day-to-day transactions of the company that just hired me.

It was love at first sight. I thoroughly enjoyed the Mac's simple and highly intuitive graphical user interface. When the time came that I could afford to buy and own my first computer, it was the Macintosh Color Classic, similar to this one.

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There was no turning back for me since then. In my current profession at the College, I use the MacBook Pro extensively in preparing lessons and delivering instruction.

I am sharing this information in memory of, and as a tribute to, Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, and whose passing made the world truly iSad.

Posted on my Facebook Wall

February 15, 2011

Thanks to my FB buddy Joe Felix Jr. for sharing this photo on my Facebook Wall. I didn't know that Steve Jobs is one of my biggest supporters. Cool!

That's me on the iPad!

Cartoon Strip

Here's a strip cartoon I drew in 1988. It was published in a major Philippine broadsheet in the same year. A translation in English is provided below.  

(A) Jackson! Why didn't you come yesterday? I waited here for you for one hour!

(b) Why? What time did you arrive here yesterday?
(A) Ten o'clock in the morning!

(B) And what time did we agree to meet here?
(A) Eight o'clock!

(B) Exactly! No wonder we didn't meet here yesteday!
(B) [Because] I've been here since seven o'clock this morning!


Business Terminology and Picture for the Month

restructure |rēˈstrək ch ər|
verb [ trans. ] (1) organize differently (2) Finance: convert (the debt of a business in difficulty) into another kind of debt, typically one that is repayable at a later time.

Christmas Program Presentation by the Business Administation Division

Miss Marian Medalla surprised and delighted fellow faculty, officers and staff of the college with her singing and acting prowess in this duet rendition (with me!) of the song 'Don't Cry Joni' during the COMFSM 2008 Christmas Program presentation at the FSM-China Friendship Sports Center last December 12, 2008. Click on the picture to view the video...

Joey Oducado's cartoon Cartoon illustrations convey messages in humorous yet very effective way. Great tool for teaching.

And drawing cartoons is fun!  Ask COMFSM Registrar and part-time Art Instructor Joey Oducado, who sketched this one.

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Business Division office

Take a tour of our Business Division office, back in 2006 - my first
year of teaching at the College of Micronesia-FSM.
(Duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds; Size: 12.1 MB)
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Little Drummer Boy

Business Divison's rendition of "Little Drummer Boy" (December 2007)
(Duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds; Size: 11.4 MB)
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Peony time
Is that a slug I stepped on?  [more]