Cav Banana, et al

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

Free Vacation Bible School Materials (Tagalog)

Vacation Bible School Materials need not be expensive and hard to understand.

I offer for free a Simplified Purpose Driven High Impact Downloadable Vacation Bible School Teacher’s Manuals and other Practical Materials:

1. Simplified Teacher’s Manuals for Big Kids (for ages 10-12yrs old, usually called as Middles and Juniors); and Small Kids (for ages 5-9yrs old, usually called as Pre-School and Primary)

2. Coloring Booklet

3. Materials and Giveaways ready for photocopy


4. Practical Food Recipe

5. Ready to print Banner/Streamer for Promotion or Announcement

Above image is my actual design for Poster and Banner/Streamer for announcements and promotions.

**only in  Tagalog dialect at the moment (Philippines native/main language). But if someone is willing to help or donate needed finances to print or reproduce my concepts in a form of Booklet or Magazine type, I am willing to offer them for free so that many kids and churches will benefit from it.  If I will be supported, I desire to give them for free to Christian churches that

reach-out to poor and less fortunate communities.  But I first need to print it out for them.

I offer them for free to small Christian Churches or Christian Missionaries with no budget to purchase expensive materials.  If you are in the Philippines or in other countries and are interested, just e-mail me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com and I will provide you the link where you can download them.  Kindly just provide me details or background of your church.  Better if you can donate any form of support as I still need to do some more (other translations and follow-up materials).

As my free offer is being requested now to as far as Zimbabwe, Hawaii  and other countries, I will appreciate if someone would volunteer to translate the materials in other common languages and dialects.  We are also being asked locally in Cotabato, Kalinga Apayao, Bataan, etc.  We also seek grantee or donors so we can reproduce these materials into well printed booklet format or VBS materials kit.

You can e-mail me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo for more details and instructions.

I also seek donors and/or partners so I can print the materials, reproduce and distribute them for free (in many dialects and language translations).  Per my experience, Vacation Bible School  materials are very crucial as it gives purpose not just to the children who attends, but also to the volunteer and community.  Many of the communities we held VBS experienced remarkable change for the better.  I conceptualized this materials not to earn but as a way of giving back without strings attached.

email me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com if you want the downloadable materials for free.

Sunday School/VBS Materials.

In my years of handling Children’s Church and Supporting Vacation Bible School, I was able to make a practical manual fit for Filipino kids and friendly-reproducible so that those who are in poor areas could use them as well without spending too much.  The lessons and instruction I wrote were simple and highly motivational.

Below design is a my idea of collaborating Biblical lessons, Nationalism, Motivation and Filipino Values.  The illustration is partly excerpt from a particular illustrated Bible for children redesign with known Philippine symbol.  The design is subject to revision if a publisher or grantor will publish my works.  I intend to make a series of this, though these were already been in use by In Christ We Live Family Christian Center Philippines for three years already.  Other lessons with same format was also been used for more than 10 years already before this.

Above manual is in Tagalog langauge/dialect.

Available in two levels only to fit to limited budget of a local church in poor communities or rural areas.    The levels are ages 9-12yrs old which I called “Big Kids” (combined Middlers and Juniors

Above manual is in English langauge.

Available in two levels only to fit to limited budget of a local church in poor communities or rural areas.    The levels are ages 8 yrs below (not lower than 4yrs old) which I called “Small Kids” (combined Preschool and Primary.

I could provide the complete manuals with activities and graduation template with a donation to interested workers of a Church.  If you are from a well budgeted church, I appreciate it more if you can provide donation for me to continually do my support to less fortunate Christian Churches.

 

Safari at SM City is a Big Hit

Something light for now.

I grew up in Quezon City Philippines and I could not deny how things have changed for the better in this place since my childhood days.  Due to humid climate, I mostly do my daily trades and sites/blog posting recenly at SM City Mall North EDSA and Trinoma (both in Quezon City).  Last holy week season, I admire SM City’s effort to promote non-traditional Biblical themes — “Noah’s Ark with life size moving animal stuff.  Recently, they again bark on the same animal style stuff.  It’s just  that this time they incorporate the animal stuff in an African theme named, “SAFARI.”  I noticed that people of all ages flocked and the kids loved it.  Even teens and young adults enjoy showing of animal stuff and many took their pictures.  The exhibit was showcased at SM City North EDSA “Sky Garden.”  Better to show the photos I took my self so viewers of my blog will relate…

There’s more!

Lent for Dummies

Lent is an annual religious tradition within Roman Catholic religion.  It is described as the period of liturgical year starting from Ash Wednesday to end of Holy Week, which is Resurrection Sunday (or Easter as many are calling it).  

As per records, the purpose is to prepare the believers through prayer, penitence, alms giving and self denial in remembrance of the passion of Christ until His death and resurrection.  Historically, the practice was largely observed until the Protestant Reformation in the time of Martin Luther (a former Catholic Bishop).  

Many modern Protestant denominations these days observed the Lent in a refined and simplified manner.  Their teaching foundation is somehow different as they directly read the Bible for the story (mostly quoting from the four Gospel: Matthey, Mark, Luke and John).   Their observance has its  difference as its purpose is focus on remembrance to Christ sacrifices for the salvation of mankind, without inflicting pain or sacrifice on ones self (or penitence).  As they say, “salvation is a free gift from God when you sincerely accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior.  Salvation is by God’s grace through our faith, not gain through good works or sacrifices.”  This they believed from (John 3:16), “ For God so loved the world (or you), that He gave his only begoten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  

Lent was also traditionally the term used to describe the period leading up to Christmas before the Advent officially recognized.  As there are differences in the observance within Catholic religion, there are also differences in many aspects in different countries.

The title of the painting is “Forgiven” by Thomas Blackshear.  Excerpt from Google Images. 

To better understand the Lent is to view the movie “Passion of Christ” by acclaimed Direct, Mel Gibson.  To me, this movie is the most honest Jesus movie ever made. 

Vacation Bible School 2010

I am an in support of Daily Vacation Bible School within selected areas in the Philippines since 1991.  I personally oversee the Children’s Church and Sunday School in years.  The kids that I used to minister now continue what I have started.   My styles are quite effective because I personally produced the manuals and materials based on Philippine culture.  I was able to utilize my skills in design and my background in Advertising.  Since then, lives have been change and the communities benefited.  For proof, please view the link below…

If you can support, please be our sponsor as we need the materials to be printed out (minimal costings only), including promotional items and added accessories needed.  We also need school supplies, tents, budget for food and transportation, and other necessities.  These we need to reach many places and many kids for Christ.  We are fortunate to have volunteer workers. Nonetheless, we need to provide them support as most of the places we send them are poor communities. 

For your assurance that your money and support will reach the right people, you can either choose to print the materials yourself (through your contact printing press).  You can just send the output via express delivery on or before April 2010.  Or you can allow us to look for local printing press (they will e-mail you directly the quotation).  Or if you want, I can also provide the Church Address and Contact person to whom you can send your donation via Bank to Bank (T/T) or Western Money Union.  The in-charge will give you receipt.  I won’t handle the money or donations, but I will be the one who will provide the designs. 

Concept Designs are available upon request.  Image shown is not the actual but somehow related.

You can e-mail me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for inquiries and remarks.  You can also view some of the church history at http://nov30.wordpress.com/

Top 100 Computer Games

 

 

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1 Halo: Reach Xbox 360
2 Heavy Rain PlayStation 3
3 Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation 3
4 Mass Effect 2 Xbox 360
5 Fable III Xbox 360
6 God of War III PlayStation 3
7 BioShock 2 Xbox 360
8 Aliens vs. Predator Xbox 360
9 Dante’s Inferno (Divine Edition) PlayStation 3
10 Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3
11 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Xbox 360
12 Dante’s Inferno Xbox 360
13 Dead Rising 2 Xbox 360
14 BioShock 2 PlayStation 3
15 Alan Wake Xbox 360
16 Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360
17 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PlayStation 3
18 MAG PlayStation 3
19 Darksiders Xbox 360
20 Super Street Fighter IV PlayStation 3
21 Aliens vs. Predator PlayStation 3
22 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Xbox 360
23 Lost Planet 2 Xbox 360
24 Crackdown 2 Xbox 360
25 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Xbox 360
26 Max Payne 3 PlayStation 3
27 Mass Effect 2 (Collector’s Edition) Xbox 360
28 Darksiders PlayStation 3
29 Mass Effect 2 PC
30 StarCraft II Terrans: Wings of Liberty PC
31 Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3
32 Bayonetta Xbox 360
33 Fallout: New Vegas Xbox 360
34 The Last Guardian PlayStation 3
35 Lost Planet 2 PlayStation 3
36 Resident Evil 5 (Gold Edition) PlayStation 3
37 Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360
38 Medal of Honor PlayStation 3
39 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
40 White Knight Chronicles (International Edition) PlayStation 3
41 Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360
42 Dead Rising 2 PlayStation 3
43 Max Payne 3 Xbox 360
44 Red Steel 2 Wii
45 Super Street Fighter IV Xbox 360
46 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PlayStation 3
47 Resident Evil 5 (Gold Edition) Xbox 360
48 Final Fantasy XIV Online PlayStation 3
49 Pokemon SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS
50 BioShock 2 PC
51 The Legend of Zelda Wii 2 Wii
52 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation 3
53 Army of Two: The 40th Day Xbox 360
54 Fallout: New Vegas PlayStation 3
55 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC
56 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PlayStation 3
57 BioShock 3 Xbox 360
58 Medal of Honor Xbox 360
59 Diablo III PC
60 Call Of Duty Treyarch Project [untitled] PlayStation 3
61 Alpha Protocol PlayStation 3
62 Pokemon HeartGold Version Nintendo DS
63 Star Trek Online PC
64 Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune PlayStation 3
65 Transformers: War for Cybertron PlayStation 3
66 God of War III (Ultimate Edition) PlayStation 3
67 Final Fantasy Versus XIII PlayStation 3
68 Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars Wii
69 Aliens vs. Predator PC
70 Bayonetta PlayStation 3
71 Mega Man 10 Wii
72 Army of Two: The 40th Day PlayStation 3
73 Perfect Dark Xbox 360
74 Gears of War 3 Xbox 360
75 Alpha Protocol Xbox 360
76 Yakuza 3 PlayStation 3
77 ModNation Racers PlayStation 3
78 Star Ocean: The Last Hope International PlayStation 3
79 Metroid: Other M Wii
80 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight PC
81 I Am Alive PlayStation 3
82 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Wii
83 Singularity Xbox 360
84 Call Of Duty Treyarch Project [untitled] Xbox 360
85 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Xbox 360
86 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC
87 BioShock 2 (Special Edition) Xbox 360
88 God of War Collection PlayStation 3
89 Agent PlayStation 3
90 BioShock 2 (Special Edition) PlayStation 3
91 MLB ’10: The Show PlayStation 3
92 Endless Ocean: Blue World Wii
93 Assassin’s Creed II PC
94 Dragon Age: Origins — Awakening PC
95 Dragon Age: Origins Xbox 360
96 I Am Alive Xbox 360
97 Dragon Age: Origins PlayStation 3
98 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction PC
99 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat PC
100 Dead Space 2 Xbox 360

Top 100 Favorite Anime

 

  1. Death Note 
  2. Bleach
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist
  4. Naruto
  5. Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch
  6. Elfen Lied
  7. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  8. Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
  9. Naruto: Shippuuden
  10. Ouran High School Host Club
  11. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  12. Cowboy Bebop
  13. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  14. Spirited Away
  15. Lucky Star
  16. Soul Eater
  17. Hellsing
  18. Full Metal Panic!
  19. Chobits
  20. Clannad
  21. Fate/stay night
  22. Samurai Champloo
  23. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  24. Darker than BLACK – Kuro no Keiyakusha
  25. Claymore
  26. Shakugan no Shana
  27. Toradora!
  28. Vampire Knight
  29. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala
  30. D.Gray-man
  31. Princess Mononoke
  32. FLCL
  33. Howl’s Moving Castle
  34. Trigun
  35. Fruits Basket
  36. One Piece
  37. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  38. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
  39. Blood+
  40. Azumanga Daioh
  41. Rurouni Kenshin
  42. Love Hina
  43. Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children
  44. InuYasha
  45. Air
  46. Zero no Tsukaima
  47. Black Lagoon
  48. K-ON!
  49. Great Teacher Onizuka
  50. Eureka Seven
  51. Dragon Ball
  52. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
  53. Chrno Crusade
  54. Ergo Proxy
  55. School Rumble
  56. 5 Centimeters per Second
  57. Bleach – Memories of Nobody
  58. Rosario + Vampire
  59. Welcome to the NHK!
  60. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  61. Clannad ~After Story~
  62. Wolf’s Rain
  63. Spice and Wolf
  64. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
  65. School Days
  66. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
  67. Tsubasa Chronicle
  68. Kanon (2006)
  69. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
  70. D.N.Angel
  71. Vampire Knight Guilty
  72. Kuroshitsuji
  73. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  74. Shakugan no Shana II
  75. Baccano!
  76. Cardcaptor Sakura
  77. Devil May Cry
  78. Ghost in the Shell
  79. Air Gear
  80. Zero no Tsukaima ~Futatsuki no Kishi~
  81. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  82. Mushishi
  83. Serial Experiments Lain
  84. Dragon Ball Z (Original)
  85. Lovely Complex
  86. xxxHOLiC
  87. Akira
  88. Rozen Maiden
  89. Trinity Blood
  90. Cowboy Bebop – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  91. Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
  92. Higashi no Eden
  93. Bakemonogatari
  94. Dragon Ball GT
  95. Bleach – The DiamondDust Rebellion
  96. Hellsing Ultimate
  97. Black Cat
  98. Hayate the Combat Butler!
  99. Pokemon
  100. Elfen Lied OVA

Lesson Unplanned by Crystal Defanti

You may have heard it already.  I actually think more than twice if I will post this story or not… I did! 

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3030224/crystal_defanti_video/

I am pretty much sure this story will be blown into proportion and it will sell like hot cakes in the internet.   I care for the kids but I also thought of Crystal as she was also a victim.  Both have to face the consequences of trauma.  It’s just that the kids will outgrow it and Crystal will have to live with it for the rest of her life.  Nonetheless, “Life goes on!”

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This is the kind of lesson we barely get from classrooms nor on churches, yet it is real and it also happened to some people out there.  But this time, the lesson is not for children but for teacher’s to learn.  We were mostly taught how to do things except how to face a failure.  The teacher must also learn like anybody else.

This does not only happen to Crystal.  We all have our share of shame and scandalous action, hope the parents and the community will forgive.   The shame and agony are more than enough punishment for Crystal.  

“Let those who are clean cast the first stone.”

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