Online April Fools

Yesteday was April Fools and to save myself from confusion, frustration and whatever feelings, I did not go online nor did I go out. I can handle whatever stupid prank my family has in store for me but I don’t want other people messing with my head.

I haven’t roamed around too much yet when I got back today but I already found a few funny hoaxes in my mail and on Google. A local forum announced its closure (kaso napaaga ang sira ng announcement sa PMT kasi may nakahuli agad nung hoax), and Google announces a whole bunch of services (Gmail Paper, Google Writer) but that one that really cracked me up is its wireless broadband service, or the Google TiSP. Oh gawd this was a charm!

Hostage Drama

Yesterday morning around 9 AM until yesterday night 7 PM, a bus filled with kindergarten children, supposed to head for Tagaytay for a daycare excursion, detoured and was hostaged in front of the Bonifacio shrine in Manila. The hostage taker, Jun Ducat, had two grenades without pins, an uzi and god knows what else. Guess who Jun Ducat was… the owner of the daycare center.

Dealing with Sweet Cravings

I am Joiz and I’m a chocoholic. I think I’m not the only one when I say that it’s very usual that I get cravings or sweet every now and then. I’m not just pertaining to chocolates (enough amount of chocolates can be very healthy) but also cakes, pastries, candies, ice cream, and whatever sweet things we can get our hands on.

The causes of these cravings can vary widely but chief among them are hormonal imbalances especially in insulin and serotonin, unhealthy dieting, Adrenal Fatigue, various eating disorders from the Body Dysmorphic Disorder group of symptoms, and even in very rare documented cases, premenstrual syndrome (National Institute of Health).

The Google Home Page Face Lift

Last Tuesday, Google launched the home page themes. If you have a Google account and uses the personal home page then you probably know what I’m talking about. I noticed the press release somewhere but only had time to tinker with it today and was really amazed with the oh so cute headers!

Google Face Lift

There are currently 6 themes available and Google has programmed the graphics to reflect what’s going on in the outside world and the design will also contain Easter eggs or hidden surprises that will open up with an opportune click at the right time of the day.

To .be or Not to .be

My apologies for the Shakesperean.

I have been contemplating whether to continue using my .be or not. Apparently, as of press time, my is still the most popular joiz according to Google, not that I keep track or anything but for some weird reason I get clicks from that search so I notice it (must be my relatives and friends). I’m also the fifth most popular angel’s lair in google (talk about luck).