Sunday, October 25, 2009

On Typhoon Ramil

Typhoon Ramil (codename Lupit) changed its course and is now heading to Japan. After it was reduced to tropical storm, it backpedaled from Northern Luzon and is now on the eastern side of Taiwan. The weather bureau should install a “No U-turn” sign board upon its exit from the Philippines area of responsibility!

*DOST-PAGASA MTSAT-EIR Satellite Image for
5 a.m. 25 Oct. 2009

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Spillway for Laguna de Bay

Laguna de Bay is one of the most important sources of livelihood for about 12 million population of the region including Metro- Manila. Informal settlers have swarmed its flat border and become the danger zone during heavy rains and flooding. Another outflow must have to be constructed to avert the loss of lives and properties like the devastations caused by typhoon “Ondoy”. The proposed Paranaque Spillway channel may be avoided and be transferred to another site between Pangil and Paete to Lamon Bay.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Typhoon Parma Refused to be Discarded

My assessment of Typhoon Parma failed. The typhoon, trimmed to tropical cyclone by another stronger storm Melor and refused to be kowtowed to play their games somewhere else, landed again at the Philippines’ northern regions not only twice but trice and laid mayhem to the populace who were already gasping for breath as a result of the previous downpour devastating the life and property as well as their source of livelihood.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Typhoon Parma Dissolved; Melor Headed to Japan

Typhoon Pepeng (codename Parma) has been reduced to a tropical cyclone over Apayao, Northern Luzon province according to Philippine weather bureau PAGASA.
In my assessment, Typhoon Parma will be dissolved and gobbled up by stronger typhoon Melor (local name Quedan) which is now heading to Japan. Taiwan will be spared due to agitation of Parma trying to push Melor. However, being a powerful typhoon wrestler, Melor junked Parma and tow her to Southern Japan which is expected to sow havoc to whatever structures on its way.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Five Tips for Uphill Cycling

Pedaling an uphill climb is very hard for a beginner. Too much exertion on the first stage of climbing is exhausting and you may not be able to reach the top if you had already spent your energy. Negotiating the few meters to the top of the mountain range is like pulling a rope attached to a nearly pulled spring or coil. The farther you go the more it gets tougher. And if you lack the reserve strength for the whole climb it is likely an exciting going down but prostrated. When climbing for the first time, do not be disappointed if you can only manage a short distance rise. Don’t force yourself as your legs muscles will not cooperate and suffer the legs’ pain on the following day. Here are the following steps to observe while negotiating a long climb:
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Another Text Message Hoax

I received a text message from concerned friend at 4:09 P.M., yesterday, Oct. 2, 2009, and I immediately sent/forwarded to my close friends and relatives. These brought panic and untold miseries to the recipients. As a result, I too was blamed.

Here is the complete message:
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The One-Armed Cyclist

I was traversing the length of Daangreyna, on one morning of my work-out. Alone this time and without my cycling buddies, I tried to gain little speed for more stamina. But unknowingly someone was behind me and gone beyond with greater speed. That was Meling, the one-armed cyclist, with his jersey’s left sleeve freely swinging as he broke the wind barrier, as if taunting me for more speed or …”eat my dust.”

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