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Call me `Alchie` coz it's sweeter

In our country, calling `Sir` or `Ma'am` someone in the position is considered to be respectful, more especially when addressing a teacher. These words are automatic titles and at times being demanded. I remember one incident, when I attended a team building of public teachers with a friend, I was reprimanded for calling a teacher `Auntie`.

I used to address those persons I don't know by these titles, every person I encounter, even to a tricycle driver in our village. I prefer "Sir" than "Manong" or "Pre" or "Bai". Maybe because I wanted to establish a certain degree of barrier between us, a boundary automatically present when using those words.

Personally, I prefer not to be called `Sir`, or any other endearment, to people I am acquainted with. It is as if we don't know each other when they call me by other names. I recall being upset when a close friend from high school suddenly called me "Bai", as if he suddenly forgot …
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S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Objectives

Back in college, I have already learned the S.M.A.R.T Philosophy in establishing objectives during my business management class. It means that whenever you formulate an objective, it must qualify with these principles: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bounded.

However, during our first day in Project Management class, my professor taught us something new. He said that there are two additional principles, the E and R, that should be added to SMART in order to make our objectives better.

E for Enjoyable and R for Rewarding.

And I agree with him. When setting our personal goals in life, each goal must be SMARTER. The path through which we take in achieving our goals must be enjoyable every step of the way and we know that at the end of the journey there is a reward. It may not be monetary in nature but at least it is something good and worthy despite all the efforts and difficulties we encounter along the way.

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I am fond of programming. When I am at home and with my personal computer, you don’t see me playing DOTA. You will see me with a serious face, shifting from one window to another, and constantly pressing the Alt-Tab and F5 keys. I am with a web browser and a text editor coding something, may be a system that will help ease my work at the office or a personal project.
My projects are usually web-based applications. When we say web-based, it uses different technologies, programming languages and frameworks; from server-side to client-side scripts: PHP, CodeIgniter, Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Font-Awesome, React, NodeJS, and MySQL; all at once. You must know most of them in order to build a good web-based application. You need to be a genius to memorize all the methods and classes you can use on your system. Unfortunately, I am not a genius.
I don’t memorize everything. I am not good with memorization. When we still had an internet connection at home, it was easy for me to…

Installing KOHA on Ubuntu 14.04

Update List
sudo apt-get update 

Install Apache 2 
sudo apt-get install apache2
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo a2enmod cgi
sudo a2enmod deflate
sudo service apache2 restart

Install MYSQL 
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
sudo mysql_install_db
sudo mysql_secure_installation

Add KOHA repository
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/koha.list

type then save
deb http://debian.koha-community.org/koha oldstable main

Download KOHA Apt-key
wget http://debian.koha-community.org/koha/gpg.asc

Install Key
sudo apt-key add gpg.asc

Update List
sudo apt-get update 

Install KOHA
sudo apt-get install koha-common 

If error found:
Errors were encountered while processing: libapache2-mpm-itk apache2-mpm-itk koha-commonE: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Apply this command:
sudo a2dismod mpm_event
sudo a2enmod mpm_prefork
sudo service apache2 restart
sudo apt-get install -f

Configure KOHA
sudo nano /etc/koha/koha-sites.conf
DOMAIN=".domain.name"
INTRAPORT="8080"

Create KOHA Instance
sudo koha-create --create-…

Bootstrap 3.3.5 Offline Guide - Chrome Extension

A made-easy offline documentation of Bootstrap 3.3.x for Web designers and Web developers.

This is an offline version of Bootstrap 3 documentation website. It is made-easy for users to navigate its contents and you can browse it on a separate tab if you want.

Changelog:
v3.3.5.4 - Improved Navigation
v3.3.5.2 - Added Options Page
v3.3.5.1 - Added Topic Search on navbar
v3.3.5 - Updated to Bootstrap 3.3.5 - Added Topic Search
v1.2 - Updated Navigation

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I am Chester Alan.

Yes, I really am Chester Alan. I love my name because it's given to me by my parent. But don't call me "Alan", I'm not used to it. Just simply "Chester", most people knew me as "Chester".


My father said that my name was taken from the 21st President of the United States, Chester Alan Arthur. He found it in a dictionary when he was looking for a name for me. And I believe he found the best one.

The name Chester means Camp or fort and its origin is Latin. Alan means Rock and its origin is Gaelic. Combined together my name would mean Camp Rock, or a Rock Fortress, or perhaps a Rock Castle.


My parents call me "Alchie", it's my nickname, and my siblings call me "Kuya Alchie", since I am the eldest. I also love this name and in fact I am using it on my Facebook.

Homes Central Coast

This was a PSD to HTML job.

The client had her whole website redesign by a graphics designer using Photoshop.

I coded it using Bootstrap so it will be responsive.