Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haloscan is Shutting Down!

I received a disturbing email stating that Haloscan commenting service is shutting down on February 11, 2010. I clicked on the link and found out that it's not a hoax. Sad to say, the message is real. Haloscan is discontinuing its commenting platform because "Haloscan hardware and software is physically failing and we have no choice but to discontinue the service."

I've been a Haloscan premium member for years now and I'm very upset about this sudden announcement. I think it's unfair that Haloscan is abandoning its users like this. Members like me have been given a two-week notice to make a decision.  Yes, they are offering an upgrade ... for a price!  It's either switch to Echo, the new commenting platform (with a 30-day free trial / continue for $12/year) or export comments for free (XML format).  I'm not willing to pay an annual fee for a commenting service. The downside of exporting the Haloscan comments is the lack of importing procedure to any of the popular platforms.  Haloscan should have at least offered its members a way to transfer comments.  I feel as if Haloscan has simply abandoned me in the air.

I decided to revert to the default Blogger commenting platform. With a heavy heart, I face the fact that I have lost all my previous comments.

I feel stripped of something valuable.  I have lost a great deal and I'm very sad. :(

How To Remove Haloscan and Revert to Blogger Commenting Platform:
  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard
  2. Go to Layout
  3. Click Edit HTML (make sure you Download Full Template for backup before continuing).
  4. Click Revert widget templates to default (you'll see this below the page).
  5. Haloscan link will disappear and replace by Blogger commenting service.
     ** you will lose all Haloscan comments in the process **

edited: 01/29/2010, 8:53 a.m.:  My blog comments are precious to me. I decided to salvage my old comments by manually transferring them from Haloscan to Blogger. I know it sounds crazy but I'm desperate. I might as well save what I can. If by chance, you discover an easier way of doing it, please let me know.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Benefits of Eating Healthy Tuna

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My family loves eating tuna sandwich. It is easy to prepare, light on the budget and most of all good for the body.  We prefer using hot pandesal buns. I would like to share this very simple tuna sandwich recipe that my family loves.


pandesal buns
1 canned tuna
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 onion finely chopped
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
tomato and olives

  1. Open a can of tuna and drain the liquid from the can.
  2. Put the tuna in a bowl and break it into flakes.
  3. Add finely chopped onions to the bowl.
  4. Add 3/4 cup of mayonnaise.
  5. Add 1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Mix everything together.
  8. Spread on pandesal buns.
  9. Optional: Add slices of tomato and olive if desired.
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In fact, scientific studies point out that eating healthy tuna is good for pregnant women because of its benefits.  Eating seafood such as tuna during pregnancy and breastfeeding period can boost the baby's brain.  Studies show that eating healthy seafood can promote faster development among babies.  Eating seafood can also help fight heart disease.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Thank you For Your Prayers

On behalf of our family, I would like thank everyone for your kind words of sympathy and prayers. Tomorrow is the last day of the wake. My sister-in-law will be laid to her final rest on Sunday at Manila Memorial Park.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Goodbye Ves

 To Ves,
my sister-in-law

You taught people around you what courage meant as you fought with your illness. You are now in a better place where pain cannot reach you. May the Lord's embrace bring you peace and comfort.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's a brand new year! I wish everyone a blissful and blessed New Year. May 2010 usher in many wonderful blessings for all of us.

I know that I have been an inactive blogger these past few months. I hope to pick up the pace this year. Thank you for taking time to visit despite my blogging lapse.

Happy New Year to all! God bless.

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