Requirements 1: Guidance Office

Feb 28, 2013

The school year, 2012 - 2013, is now on its last stretch. I will be posting my requirements so that I can keep track of all the things I will submit. Finally, the requirements from the Guidance Office is here.

1. Guidance Services Evaluation Form for Pupils
2. Guidance Services Evaluation Form from Moderators
3. HRG Evaluation Form for Moderators
4. HRG Module (Moderator's Copy)
5. HRG Journal of Pupils
6. Anecdotal Forms
7. Wellness Evaluation


Make the Most Today

Feb 27, 2013

Today only comes once in a lifetime. Make the most out of it.


Fat Buster: Chili Pepper

Feb 26, 2013

Here is what I have found out about hot peppers!

Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers its kick, heats up your body, which makes you melt additional calories. You can get it by eating raw, cooked, dried or powdered. Add as much hot sauce as possible to soups, eggs and meats.

No wonder our Asian brothers and sisters are not getting fat. :)


Relationsips Are Not Perfect

Relationships won't work if you expect it to be perfect. Every relationship has fights and arguments. Deal with it or stay single.


Custom robots.txt for BlogSpot Blog

Feb 25, 2013

So I have been wandering around the internet trying to know more about robots.txt for Blogspot and I have found a custom robots.txt for Blogger. Follow this simple steps and you will create your own robots.txt in no time.

Philippines Celebrates EDSA Revolution

It is the 27th Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. This was the day that changed the face of Philippine politics. Freedom was regained from the dictatorial rule of the Marcoses.

Enjoy this day everyone. No classes! :)


Do Not Give Up

Do not give up on the things that make you happy.


Your Greatest Strength

Sometimes you don't realize your greatest strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.


Walk Away or Try Harder?

Feb 24, 2013

One of the hardest decision you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.


Dinner at Centrio

Feb 23, 2013

nico calunia at centrio ayala cagayan de oro
We were unsure where we will have our dinner and finally we decided to go to Mandarin.


"The Oktaves" Live in CdeO

Oktaves live in Centrio Ayala
Oktaves live in Centrio Ayala
On the 2nd of March 2013 at 6 o'clock, the Oktaves will perform at the Centrio Garden in Cagayan de Oro City. This group is composed of Bobby Padilla, Chris Padilla, Ivan Garcia, Nitoy Adriano and the music icon, Ely Buendia.

Do not miss this chance to see them live.


Movies Showing at Gaisano CdeO

Here is the latest list of movies showing in Gaisano Mall Cagayan de Oro City:

C1: Lincoln
C2: Beautiful Creatures
C3: A Good Day to Die Hard
C4: A Moment in Time

The Essense of Fear

Fear does not exist anywhere except in the mind.


Work Harder

Work harder and complain less.


Life is a Card Game

Feb 21, 2013

Life consists of not holding good cards, but in playing the cards you hold well.


Think Positive

Feb 20, 2013

Just because something hasn't worked out for you now, doesn't mean there isn't something big in store for you in the future. Have faith.


Manila Film Center Caught Fire

Feb 19, 2013

The Manila Film Center is on fire. It has reached Fourth Alarm
according to the Bureau of Fire.

Typhoon Crising's Signal #1

Another tropical depression hits the Philippines. It is named "Crising."

Here are the areas with Signal #1:
1. Zamboanga del Norte
2. Zamboanga del Sur
3. Zamboanga Sibugay

Tropical Depression Crising will be 60 kms South West of Zamboanga by Wednesday.

Post Title Before Blog Title on

The default title formatting for your Blogger blog is to display your blog title and then the post title. Post title and blog title both are very important for search engine optimization. Certainly this will affect the flow of visitors in your site. Because when someone is searching for a topic he would like to click on the site that matches his search words.

Here are the simple steps you can follow to make your post title appear before your blog's title.

Life Is An Experiment

Here are the tweets I have seen that were talking about Life as an Experiment:

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Follow me: @NicoCalunia

Camaman-an at Dawn

Feb 18, 2013

camaman-an, cagayan de oro city
I went out of the house at about 5 in the morning. My goals were to have a walk around our barangay and to break a little sweat.

My aunt then said buy some pandesal, so I brought 10 pesos with me.

I have noticed the tranquility around and so I took my phone and shot the scene.

I hope we take time to see the calmness of things before we drown into the sea of busy work and tedious school.

Have a good morning! :)

Movies Showing in Gaisano CdeO

Feb 17, 2013

February 17,2012

Here are the movies showing in Gaisano CdeO:

C1 - Die Hard 2D
C2 - A Moment in Time
C3 - Safe Haven
C4 - Die Hard

6.2 Earthquake in Mindanao

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday triggering panic, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

The quake struck at 12:37 pm (0437 GMT), off the coast, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) northeast of the town of Sarangani, said the government seismology institute.

Residents said people rushed out of buildings in panic after the quake sent lighting fixtures swaying.

An Unexamined Life

Feb 16, 2013

An unexamined life is not worth living.


Quote: Happiness is Loving What You Have

Feb 15, 2013

Happiness is not about getting what you want all the time, it's about loving what you have.


Act of God? Lightning After Pope's Resignation

Feb 14, 2013

Monday's (Feb. 11) surprising announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he was resigning from the papacy struck some observers like a bolt out of the blue.

And a few hours later, an actual bolt of lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica, the centerpiece of the Vatican and one of the holiest sites in Christendom, NBC News reported.

Was the lightning strike, coming just hours after Pope Benedict's announcement, evidence of God's wrath, or some ominous sign from above? Perhaps, but it was more likely the natural result of a rainstorm that was passing over Rome at the time.

Valentine's Day Test

xavier university grade school pupils
I apologize if the title is misleading. This post is not a test of being compatible with someone on Valentine's Day. But what can be a more catchy title to this post?

I gave a long test to my pupils on Valentine's Day. I just hope they still feel it is Heart's Day and get high scores. Have a great day everyone.

@Nico Calunia

Love is Acceptance of Who You Are

The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your mistakes and weaknesses, and still thinks you're completely amazing.

Happy Valentines!

@Nico Calunia

Is This A Coincidence?

Feb 13, 2013

Lightning in Rome
A flash of lighting is seen over St.Peter's Basilica during a rainstorm at Vatican in this picture provided by Ansa on February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to carry on.

Source: REUTERS/ANSA/ Alessandro Di Meo

Ash Wednesday

Repent and Believe in the Gospel.


Full Text of Pope's Declaration

Feb 12, 2013

Dear Brothers,
I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.

Irony of Counting Quote

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that
counts can be counted."

-Albert Einstein


Ready, Get Set, Go Campaign

Feb 11, 2013

February 12, 2013 marks the start of the campaign period for the
Senatorial Election this May.

But from my average Filipino's perspective, campaigning already started last year.

Pope Benedict Steps Down

When I heard this on television I was really shocked. On February 28, the highest ranking official of the Roman Catholic Church will vacate the pontificate.

Reasons for this were mainly due to health and old age. I am sad that the papacy will be vacant again. I just remembered my catechism lessons about the pope and how they are chosen.

Misty Monday Morning

XUGS Macasandig

The picture above is taken during this gloomy Monday morning in XUGS Macasandig.

It is good that it isn't humid. But I just wish it will not rain cats and dogs later in the evening.

Have a great week ahead! :D

My First Dividend from a Cooperative

Feb 10, 2013

cooperative dividend
This is a photograph of my first ever dividend from a cooperative. Even if it only reads Php 200, it is a good start.

I have joined this cooperative last June 2012 and good thing I received something from them.

But I have some questions about cooperatives:

An Hour with God

Our Lady of Fatima Church Cagayan de Oro
Spending an hour with our creator is not that much trouble. It is way of thanking Him for all the graces He has given us for a week.

I usually go to the Our Lady of Fatima Church in CdeO since it is the church nearest our house.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone.

Morning Jog/Run/Hike

It is Sunday, that means no work and school. It is the only day of the week that I am free from duties and/or responsibilities. It is the time to do something that will concern my health.

After making questions for the long test I will give my pupils this week, I went jogging. (I am still doing work...haha)

CdeO Red Cross Volunteer Run

Today marks the nationwide Red Cross Volunteers' Run. In the city of
Cagayan de Oro the route will be:

Start: Red Cross Region 10 Office
(Corrales Ave.)
- Marcos Bridge
- Carmen
- New Bridge
- Rodelsa Circle
End: Provincial Office

Integral Calculus

Feb 9, 2013

I just came from my calculus class. I was amazed at how much I missed
in 1 meeting. I really need to cope now. Hoping I have more time. :D


Showing at Gaisano CdeO

I love watching movies. It might be on the big or small screen. I am
sure many also loves watching movies.

Here is the line-up of movies Gaisano mall in Cagayan de Oro offers as
of Feb. 8, 2012:

Cinema 1: Bullet To The Head 2D
Cinema 2: Upside Down 2D
Cinema 3: Mama
Cinema 4: Chinese Zodiac

Everyday Hope

Start every day with a new hope.


Mail2Blog Experiment II

Feb 8, 2013

I have tinkered with some of the features of sending emails to Blogger and then posting it as a blog entry.

Here are three things I have found out.

1. The subject of your email will become the title of your post.

2. Attaching photos to the email you sent will be posted directly to your blog.

Posted Through Email

Table headerTable header
Table cell 1Table cell 2
Table cell 3Table cell 4

Test Post 2

Feb 7, 2013

<div style='border:1px solid #FFF;'>This should be in a box</div><bt/>
<a href=''>This should be a link.</a><br/>
<b> This text should be bold. </b> <br/>

Mail2Blog Experiment I


1. Attaching a photo to your email posts the photo directly to your blog.

2. HTML Tag <div> is not rendered properly. It just appears as text.

1. Try posting a whole HTML structure to your posts. From the opening
<html> tag to </html>. Maybe it will render correctly.
2. Try other html tags.

Email post html and photo

<div style='border:1px solid'> This text should have borders.</div>

End of test post thru email. :)

MTAP Results

February 7, 2012

Here are the results for the MTAP division Orals for Cagayan de Oro District:

Grade 4:
City Central School (First)
St. Mary's School (Second)
South City Central (Third)

Grade 6:
Xavier University Grade School (First)


MTAP Division Orals

The MTAP Division Orals for Cagayan de Oro will be at West City Central, Carmen.

Hope our young math enthusiasts enjoy this event.

Be Positive Quote

Feb 6, 2013

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start thinking of what
could go right.


Analyze Your Webpage

Feb 5, 2013

Knowing how big (in kilobytes) your webpage is can affect Search Engine Optimization and Page Load Time.

Having a lesser load time means that your webpage will load faster. This means that your website's visitor will not wait long for them to see what your site contains. This will also be beneficial to those who are developing mobile-friendly sites.

Here is the online tool I am recommending:

True Happiness Quote

True happiness comes from within yourself, not someone else.


Profile Page

The profile page has been set up already. But it has no contents yet. :)

What else should I include?
Hmmm... maybe i will include my facebook page, twitter, etc.

Watch out for it!

Top Free Mobile Emulators

These are some of the best online mobile emulators that can help you build a mobile site and for testing.

1. Opera Mini Simulator
A live demo of Opera Mini 7.1 that functions as it would when installed on a handset.
Operating System: Symbian, Java Phones, Android, iOs

Post by Email

Feb 4, 2013

This post has been posted through email.


nico calunia This is the thumbnail I will use for posts. :)

My First Post

Hi! This is my first post to my own mobile-friendly site. God bless all of us!