Friday, October 4, 2002

Got this in the mail... Strange, when I buy Gardenia bread on Saturdays or Sundays, the twist ties are Green. Hmmm. Does that really mean the bread is 4 to 5 days old? And if bread deliveries are made daily, how come I don't see the other twist tie colors? Anyway, before believing what you get in your email, check it out first yourself.

Here's the email I got about how to tell if your Gardenia bread is fresh...

Posted by Manuel [Is Your Gardenia Bread Fresh?]

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Rex Navarrete ( is a funny Pinoy based in San Francisco. Saw on Din's site that Rex is in Manila. I looked for his tapes at MusicPlus, and all they did was blankly stare and ask: "OPM ba yon?" (Original Pinoy Music)

I first found out about him at the Maritess vs Superfriends flash site at Fractalcow. Too bad Rex doesn't perform that segment anymore; would've wanted to see it Live.

My favorite page at Rex's site is Rex Navarrete's Top 5 Things That Rock page. Check it out today!

Posted by Manuel [Rex Navarrete]

For those attending the Finance for Non-Finance Workshop, here's the file I used in the discussion:

finance-wkshop.xls (25k file)

That file shows the Balance Sheet and Income Statement (plus common-size and percent growth columns).

Have fun!

Related Links
Sunlife Mutual Funds / Prosperity Fund

Posted by Manuel [Finance Workshop]

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

"How do you make a web site skinnable?"

Skins are sometimes referred to as themes, or your site's "look" in terms of colors and images. It's difficult to change the look of all your pages (for uniformity's sake), so some folks have figured out how to easily make their site look different weekly, daily, or even each time you visit. (See Paulo Ordoveza's

Anyway, here's a tutorial on how to make your web site skinnable:

It works with sites using PMachine.

Here are samples of PMachine-powered sites:
By Sand and Sea
She Codes

Have fun!

Posted by Manuel [Skinnable Web Sites]

It's amazing how Mark Joyner's Mind Control Marketing zoomed up the sales charts of Amazon. That's an example of how an Internet Marketing guru is translating his success into real-world sales.

What's his secret? How does he do it? Would you like to be successful also, with the help of the internet?

Click Here To See
The Marketing Power of Mark Joyner
and Jay Conrad Levinson In ACTION!

Posted by Manuel [How To Boost Amazon Book Sales]

Monday, September 30, 2002

The Alliance of Christian Development Agencies has a web site at

At first glance, you'll think it's just one of those usual brochure-sites, but some clues reveal that the webmaster put in a facility where the siteowner can easily update his site.

What I particularly liked about the site is the Search area (lefthand column). Instead of the usual "Search this Site" feature, ACDA has a searchable database of Organizations, Facilities Equipment, Publications, and Resource Persons.

For example, if you're looking for a Resource Person whose expertise lies in Agrarian Reform, you can easily search the database of affiliate members.

I just wish, though, that the webmaster would do a spellcheck and review how the site displays long entries -- sometimes I have to scroll right to click on the downarrow that shows the list of Areas of Expertise or Categories, and then scroll left to actually read those Categories.

On the whole, however, other organizations might consider using the web model of -- Visit the site today...

The Alliance of Christian Development Agencies

Posted by Manuel [Site Review > Alliance of Christian Development Agencies]

I knew there was something fishy when several acquaintances of mine kept asking me to invest in Multitel, Philippines. Imagine, you'll get 4% to 5% every month. Too good to be true, right?

I asked my friends what kind of business Multitel was in that allowed them to pay me 60% per annum, and all I got was: "It's a business secret. If you insist on knowing, then don't invest anymore..."

Smells fishy, right? Well, I'm glad the Philippine's SEC issued warnings against the Multitel Group in the Philippines:

SEC issues new warning against Multitel Group (PDI, Aug 24, 2002) "We suggest to those investors (with Multitel group) to get their money back because they may lose all of them since we are really going after each and every one of the subsidiaries of Multitel that apparently have gone underground, Bautista said."


Posted by Manuel [Warning Against Multitel Group, Philippines]