Archive for October, 2014

Paris, my hometown.

October 30th, 2014 No comments
Forgive me for stealing Stein's famous line but France has grown on me.
In the short visits I've done, I could actually for a few fleeting moments see myself as a Parisian.
So in probably, my last visit (for the foreseeable future) I decided to check the least touristy bit of Paris. 
I got purposely lost in its streets and the end of the day I could see why so many artist and people fall in love with it so to rephrase Stein... the Philippines is my country but Paris is my hometown.

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Bongat invited to address international river summit

October 29th, 2014 No comments
Naga City Mayor John Bongat has been invited to be one of the speakers in the 2nd International River Summit to be held in Marikina City on November 19-21, 2014.
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Don’t Underestimate the Small Things

October 28th, 2014 No comments

Welcome back blogosphere.

Guys, while I was helping my mechanic to fix my car, just pop up in my mind the role of carburetors. The word carburetor comes from the French carburemeaning "carbide”.  Carburer means to combine with carbon (compare also carburizing).  In fuel chemistry, the term has the more specific meaning of increasing the carbon (and therefore energy) content of a fluid by mixing it with a volatile hydrocarbon.
One of the components of a carburator is a carburetor jet it is a tiny hole in the venturi, which is the narrow end of a carburetor tube. The carburetor jet is an essential component of an internal combustion engine. This portion of the carburetor is the part that is responsible for allowing fuel to be drawn into combustion chambers, also known as cylinders.

The amount of air present in the carburetor, and compressed by the venturi, dictates the amount of power the vacuum provides. The amount of power provided by the vacuum affects the amount of fuel that is pulled through the jet. The carburetor jet draws the correct amount of fuel from the fuel line, for use by the carburetor.

The carburetor jet provides fuel to the carburetor, which then provides a carefully balanced mix of fuel and air to the cylinders. A spark from the spark plugs ignites the mix of fuel and air.  The explosion pushes a piston out of the cylinder, forcing it to turn the crankshaft. This action provides power to the engine that makes a car move and planes to travel thousands of miles that we couldn’t imagine.

How amazing it is to think about this very tiny metal that could manage to balance the amount of power to make an engine perform its purpose remarkably.  So, what's the lesson behind? Don’t forget that for every part within your organization/department, it has its own value and purpose to accomplish a goal.   It has its own spark that ignites a person, organization, or a any group to perform its mission towards success.  
I was reminded about the parable of Jesus: “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’- Mark 4:30-32

So, have a heart to everyone.

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Undas 2014: PSO bares One Way routes

October 24th, 2014 No comments
Seeking to ensure smooth flow of traffic during the observance of All Souls Day in the city, the Public Safety Office (PSO) said plans have been initially laid out to members of Undas 2014 taskforce during a meeting held early this week at City Hall.
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MNCCI elects new officers for 2015

October 20th, 2014 No comments
The multi-awarded Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry elected its new set of officers from its 17-member Board of Directors for the year 2015.
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Tennessee Renewable Energy Conference

October 18th, 2014 No comments
City Mayor John Bongat and MNCCI Director Fred Perdon pose with Ducktown , Tennessee Mayor James Talley and two officials of Tennessee Tech University.
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City infirmary to rise soon in Bgy. Carolina

October 14th, 2014 No comments
Residents in the upper barangays of this city have something to look forward to in terms of health care and emergency services with the anticipated completion of the Naga City Infirmary with Birthing Facility in Barangay Carolina here before the year ends.
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Waxing Philosophic, So I Wait

October 14th, 2014 No comments
Screenshot of part of the opening credits to The Walking Dead Or, conversely, waiting, so I wax philosophic. Wait, according to Google, is a verb that means “stay where one is or delay action...

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Bongat attends renewable energy confab in Tennessee, USA

October 9th, 2014 No comments
Expected to underscore this city’s need for opportunities in and advocacy for renewable energy, City Mayor John Bongat flew to the United States to address the Tennessee Renewable Energy Economic Council (TREEDC) International Renewable Energy Conference slated on October 12-14, 2014 at the Tennessee Tech University, USA.
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World teachers’ day, chess tournament slated this weekend

October 3rd, 2014 No comments
IT will be a special day for teachers on Saturday, October 4, as the Division of City Schools and the Naga City Teachers Association, Inc. (NACITEA) invite all teachers in the city to come and join their celebration of World Teachers Day.
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Naga Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

October 3rd, 2014 No comments
IN preparation for the observance of the Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, the Islamic community here in this city will gather at the Naga City Mosque tomorrow starting at 7:30 a.m. to commence their 30-minute prayer.
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Hues of You

October 2nd, 2014 No comments
I wish to trace the sunlight on your lips with the gentle touch of my fingers, satiate my wondering at how they seem to make my world spin just by the words that they give birth to. If I can, I would...

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