Good Video on How Electric Motors Work

I was looking for a material which could aid me as I discuss electromechanical conversion to my students, and then I found this video.  🙂

It proved to be a great springboard allowing for more detailed discussions and lesser blank faces. 🙂

As most of Discovery Channel’s features, production was very good and the take on the subject matter is very entertaining as well. 🙂

Although an electrical engineer, I’m still amazed by how electric motors work – such a phenomenon which only the Grandmaster Planner could orchestrate.


100 Floors Update: Floors 81-90 Now Available!

Not familiar with 100 Floors app? Click here.

I know this is not hot-off-the-oven news. But, nevertheless, its here – additional 10 floors (levels 81-90).  🙂

I had a far harder time solving these 10 floors. And I think it’s more of the frustration which kept me from solving some the levels. I am particularly not very pleased with how some of the levels needed greater dexterity than logical reasoning and analysis. And for someone having big, fat fingers, this imposed an irritating challenge. 🙂

Nevertheless, it’s still a nice feeling solving until floor 90. And as previous, I feature the floors which extended my patience. 🙂

  Clues for Floor 82, click here.

  Clues for Floor 84, click here.

  Clues for Floor 86, click here.

  Clues for Floor 89, click here.

2011 Top 15 Life Insurance Companies in the Philippines

I’m quite surprised to know that as of 2010, there are only 3.3M active policies in the entire Philippines. Take note, these are policies, not individuals – as certain people could own multiple policies.

And even if we assume all of these policies belong to distinct people, it would still lead to a lowly 3% of the entire Philippine population today.

I guess there’s still a lot of fish in the ocean for insurance agents. 🙂

I personally hold a Philippine AXA and an Insular Life insurance policy. So this table is a definite confidence booster! 🙂

For complete story and details: Click here.

100 Floors Update: 80th Floor Available!

Unfamiliar with 100 Floors? Click here.

First off, just learned last weekend that this app is also available on Android. Forgive me if this news is decade old. 🙂

Anyway, this one’s a quick update. It was a pleasant surprise though.

For some reason, I had a rather easier time solving the additional 10 floors (71-80). Must be the Mcdo burger and chips I ate. 🙂

As before, I’m featuring some floors which gave me quite a bit of a problem.

Click here for clues for Floor 78

Click here for clues for Floor 80

ITA: Not Looking Good for MEG

It’s not looking good for MEG at this point.

After a confirmed downtrend, a descending triangle, accompanied by contracted volume, has been in the works for MEG. At current conditions, prices must hold above 1.9 or we could be seeing 1.6-1.7 soon. On the other side, a convincing break above 2.05 is needed to break the bearish pattern. We could be seeing these big movements from MEG quite soon.

>> God is good all the time 🙂

Winning the Million in Style

One of those good old videos. He must have pictured this in his mind to have had the composure of even thinking about pulling this off. 🙂

John Carpenter became the first millionaire on the United States version of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on November 19, 1999.

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ITA: 11 June 2012 | Counting on a Bailout

Counting on a bailout.

It’s been a while since my last Stock Market ITA. From the last time I wrote, market seemed to have withstood the storm and is now looking to trend back up. With the news of Spain’s bailout becoming more evident, markets including ours made huge rallies following DOW’s strong showing last Friday. PSEi jumped almost 82 points on fairly decent volume.

Was pleasantly surprised with DMC as the stock recovered to close just 0.1 lower than its previous. This is considered a strong showing given that today marked the ex-date of the stock which issued a cash dividend of Php1.20/share. Will continue to hold this.

Position Ave. Entry Last % Change Days Held
DMC 54.50 55.90 2.57 5

Made new positions in MER.

Position Ave. Entry Last % Change Days Held
MER 248 246.6 -0.56 1

Another noteworthy performance was that of URC, gaining 7.32% today. This looks to retest resistance at the 68-69 levels. Closing price was at 66.

Tomorrow is Independence Day! I should cherish and not abuse my freedom realizing it was bought for me with such great price. 🙂

>> God is good all the time 🙂