Archive for August 2011

Just Beautiful: Full Bloom Orchid

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If posting a blog post is as important as attending a class in school everyday, I could have been in the drop out list already. I have several absences in the blog land, particularly in this blog to think this is the most special among the few I have. I lost my appetite in logging in here and updating when the page rank, from 4, dropped down to 2. Luckily, after another round of page rank update recently, it had earned a point making it 3.

With that rank, I should be thankful. I must bring this blog again to life and it should start today with this just beautiful subject - the lovely full bloom orchid picked freshly from my little garden and photographed in colored and black & white.

It's just beautiful isn't it? Either taken in colored and simply black and white, its beauty stands out.

Neglected Blogs

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I would say this blog is neglected. If before I update this blog one to three times a day, now only once a week. I don't feel the drive to update this blog daily anymore because I already have a new refuge online which is the new hosted blog, Chie 101. Whatever that I want to write here end up posted in the said new blog. I must restart my drive again for this blog. I need to be inspired again to continue updating this blog.

For inspiration, sometimes I think about looking into free content and other resources for websites at Article Writing Services. Those with online college degrees offer great insights and add to blog conversations.

Other blogs that I neglected are my photo blog Chie's Camera Works and my scrap booking blog Scrap Collection. I lost appetite in these hobbies anymore plus my computer always get into my nerves as it sleeps without notice. The power problem of my computer I think is the main reason why I neglect the said blogs because it has gotten worst that it sleeps many times a day. It just keeps shutting down on me several times a day. Tsk. I need a new one!

SS: The Nasty 31 Meme, Part One

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I am so late to steal but the linky is still up therefore, I can still participate.

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What has been your longest love relationship? my relationship with my husband - pursued for 1 year, engaged for 1 year and married for 3 years

2. What was the last gift that you received? a dress from sister

3. What do you spend your extra cash on? take-out  foods

4. If you could live anywhere would you live? i would live where i am living right now

5. Who's your cell provider? any specification? 

6. What's your favorite mall store? Lee Plaza 

7. What's the longest job that you've had? (No parenting does not count!)

8. If you won the lottery, who'd you call first? the outlet that gives me my winning to ask for assistance on how to claim it safely and privately 

9. If you won, how would you spend your money after investments? life's a bitch and then you die so let's have a party!

10. When was the last time you went to church (or a religious house)? last 2 weeks

11. What's the biggest lie that you've heard? "you're a true friend" people who usually tell me this are untrue. they are those who have committed mistakes on me - who have stabbed and killed me in my back. To tell you what, I am a mongos - i can either be bad and good, either be true and untrue. in short, i am a human.  

12. When you go out with your friends, where do you go? fuse box...haha

13. When was the last time that you cried? last night

14. What food do you hate? some raw sea foods...

15. What do you like best about yourself? being a mongos

Manukan Fire Truck

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Wouldn't it be exciting to be a part of forensic science colleges and earn a fire science degree, be a part of the action?

I took this picture on the fire prevention month. When was it? Oh, it was on February when our family (the Javier side) also celebrated our family reunion. I was on my way back to my place, Dipolog City from parents' when I saw this red fire truck parked in the plaza. Not far away from where it was parked is the fire station in it's new location. The fire station is not that far from my parents' house so whenever there's problem with fire, we can just run to plaza for help. Luckily, we have red fire truck in town, perfect to share for red memes.

My share for:

July 2011 Top Commentators

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Dhemz (6)
Techie She (4)
Eric Graham Conversion Doctor (4)
Anne (3)
madrassi (2)
A Woman's Note (2)
Mom's Place (2)
Kayce (2)
Rovie (1)
Danny (1)

I am sorry for posting the linky love for my top commentators late. Life has been crazy in my corner. There were lots of worries and unpleasant things that happened. The worries I faced the past weeks were making me crazy. I am just glad the I got the major worry settled yesterday. It was like a big thorn that had pulled off. What a relief!

Anyway, I would like to thank my top commentators for visiting and commenting in my blog posts here. As you might have noticed, I didn't update this blog as much lately. I was saddened due to the lost rank but I thank Google for showering kindness this PR update. It added 1 point to my page rank. Even though I didn't update this blog that much the past month, you still visited and left lines to my posts. Thank you!

Five Major Effects of Adventure Therapy Programs

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Adventure therapy can help develop a sense of community, build self-esteem, enhance someone's sense of responsibility, decrease recidivism, and give participants an avenue to talk about problems and growth.

You have probably come across wilderness challenge programs shown on television shows and in published articles, and some television networks even recreate this type of challenge for primetime broadcasting. Wilderness Programs have been given different critiques since the time they were initially introduced. Wilderness challenge programs are also called adventure therapy, and they are generally meant to help young people as well as preteens who are considered to be at risk. Below are some of the effects that are often expected from wilderness challenge courses:

Establish a sense of community

A lot of adventure therapy programs are founded on the concept of developing a sense of community amongst members. A lot of at-risk youth are experiencing a time in their personal lives in which they experience an intense sense of isolation, unfortunately this feeling can be destructive for them. Adventure therapy programs are geared towards giving teens a sense of security through being in a constructive and open community. Team-building activities are standard activities used in attaining this goal.

Build self-confidence

Among the primary objectives of wilderness challenges is to boost the self-confidence of its participants. It relies on the concept that if teens possess personal respect, they will be less likely to do something dangerous and negative. Activities incorporated into the courses that concentrate on building one's self-esteem include the rope challenge. Rope challenges make use of different paraphernalia consisting of ropes, just like bridges, walkways and ladders, which are suspended up on trees. Additionally, there are safety nets put together, yet the principal goal for participants is to conquer their fears by navigating through the entire rope challenge. A similar and more common activity is rock climbing.

Enhance the participant's sense of responsibility

Another goal that wilderness programs work toward is an increased sense of responsibility. Throughout the whole program, members are assigned various duties and functions that will have an effect to the group as a whole. The progress of participants is awarded and recognized. Rewards can be intangible prizes, just like more independence, or material rewards, just like trophies along with other items.

Lessen recidivism

Recidivism is the rate that persons return to incarceration. Wilderness challenge programs attempt to reduce recidivism of its attendees. Research indicates that individuals who engaged in adventure therapy had a recidivism rate of 29%, on the other hand, those who didn't join had an increased rate of 37%. While the difference between 29% and 37% may or may not be translated into good results, it may be indicative of a measurable development for wilderness challenge participants.

Provide participants a means to share concerns and growth

A lot of wilderness programs include talk therapy. Talk therapy is an excellent way of determining the improvement of the program, how successful it is and and its effects on the participants. Therapists involved in talk therapy help young people understand how the programs are influencing them. Furthermore, it supplies participants a positive atmosphere where they can speak about any issues and concerns that they are undergoing.

Wilderness challenge programs vary in length, but all of them incorporate the essential components of personal responsibility and community involvement.

SS: The Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

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Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Movie you love with a passion. Passion of Christ (I'll never get bored watching it)

2. Movie you vow to never watch. porn movies (i broke the vow though)

3. Movie that literally left you speechless. Mr. and Mrs. Smith

4. Movie you always recommend. Air Bud

5. Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie. Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock 

6. Actor/actress you don’t get the appeal for. rather not tell

7. Actor/actress, living or dead, you’d love to meet. rather not tell

8. Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture required!)  Sid Lucero (Fil. actor)

9. Dream cast. too many to write down

10. Favorite actor pairing. Brangelina,  Raphael Russel and Denise Laurel, Lee Min Ho and Yeon Eun He (Korean)

11. Favorite movie setting. historic

12. Favorite decade for movies. historic

13. Chick flick or action movie? i can deal with both

14. Hero, villain or anti-hero? hero and villain...i look more on how good the portrayal is

15. Black and white or color? color