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Is God Real: Do you Believe in God?


I am touched once again from this conversation. I was like laughing and realizing – I don’t understand how to react. You have to read this and reflect as well.

Do you believe in God?
You Got Faith

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ?

Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer.)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them ?

(Student had no answer.)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Is God Real?
Now, Is God Real?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.

Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class was in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class broke out into laughter. )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

Faith
I just have FAITH

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SEO Tutorial: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners


Before anything else, let’s define SEO first. What is Search Engine Optimization or simply SEO? SEO is the application of endorsing a web site in order to boost the number of website’s visitors from search engines. Sometimes SEO is simply a matter of making sure your site is structured in a way that search engines understand. Search Engine Optimization isn’t just about “engines.” It’s about making your site better for people too.

SEO Tutorial: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Most of the website visitors are driven from the major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo!. This is true whether your site provides content, services, products, information or just about anything else.

Search engines are unique in that they provided targeted traffic – people looking for what you offer. If your site cannot be found by search engines or your content cannot be put into their databases, you miss out on incredible opportunities available to websites provided via search.

Search queries, the words that users type into the search box, carry extraordinary value. Experience has shown that search engine traffic can make (or break) an organization’s success. Targeted visitors to a website can provide publicity, revenue, and exposure like no other channel of marketing. Investing in SEO, whether through time or finances, can have an exceptional rate of return compared to other types of marketing and promotion. (Source)

If you don’t have any background to SEO and you don’t know what to do first, have no worry, I will spoon feed you on how to do SEO.

  1. First thing first, go to google.com and search your website’s URL:

url search

Then, if you saw your website on top, that’s a good news because Google had crawled it. If it’s not in the search results, it means that Google don’t know yet that your website exists.

A Web crawler is a computer program that browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner or in an orderly fashion. Other terms for Web crawlers are ants, automatic indexers, bots,Web spiders,Web robots, or—especially in the FOAF community—Web scutters.

This process is called Web crawling or spidering. Many sites, in particular search engines, use spidering as a means of providing up-to-date data. Web crawlers are mainly used to create a copy of all the visited pages for later processing by a search engine that will index the downloaded pages to provide fast searches. Crawlers can also be used for automating maintenance tasks on a Web site, such as checking links or validating HTML code. Also, crawlers can be used to gather specific types of information from Web pages, such as harvesting e-mail addresses (usually for sending spam). (Source)

From there, you can easily make a plan or strategy on how to be on top of Google’s result.

To start with, let’s answer the following questions – How will Google know what your website is all about? How will you know that users/searchers had found you? What will you search to at least test that your SEO is working? The answer is Keyword. To find the best keyword to use, let’s do keyword research.

2.    Do keyword research. Usually, I consider the number of search volume and competition. There are a lot of tools that you can use in order for you to find the best keyword. One of which is the Google Keyword Tool [https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool].

3.    Use those keywords to optimize your website or blog. Choose one keyword to be your main keyword [I would suggest that you’ll choose your strongest keyword]. Make use of your strongest keyword in your url, Title and Description.

Website or blog title tags are shown in search results as follows:

title in search results

URLs are shown in search results as follows:

URL in search results

Descriptions are shown in search results as follows:

Description search results

Those parts of your blog should be optimized to get the desired results.

4.    Contents optimization. Make use of your keywords in the title of your article. Make sure that it is understandable by the users. Don’t write for Google, write for readers.

A good content is what Google is looking for. Make sure to write informative information for your users or visitors. NEVER SPAM!

5.    Ping your website so that Google will notice your changes. You can use PingFarm[pingfarm.com] to ping your site. Ping not just only your domain or main page, but all inner pages:

pinging website

As you can see, I am not only pinging my main url domain which is https://arialleeve.wordpress.com/ for I ping it’s inner page which is https://arialleeve.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/how-to-tell-if-a-website-is-a-scam/ as well.

Remember to always ping your pages once you have done changes. Wait until Google index your website and inner pages.

  1. 6.    Build links to gain page rank. Tell your friends to write something about you on their blog using your keyword.

The best place to build links is in social networking websites. Social networking sites such as facebook, twitter and G+. Share your ideas and tell your friends to share your posts. To successfully make things working, buy twitter followers, fans and plus1’s from reliable websites. Make sure that you are aware about scammers scattered in the web and is knowledgeable enough on how to tell if a website is a scam and read some reviews as well about the services you are planning to buy – BuyTwitterFollowers.org and QuickYouTubeViews.com. Good luck everyone.

How To Tell If A Website Is A Scam?


A lot of people are having a hard time in making decisions whether they will going to buy products online or not. What stopping us from purchasing online most of the time is because we are afraid if the site is real and not a scam. How to spot fraudulent Websites? I have here the list of ideas that you can used or considered before you purchase online to avoid scammers:

1. Check Website misspellings.

website misspelling

2. Check the date at the bottom (footer). If the site hasn’t been updated recently, there might be something wrong. Some websites are newly created and might have an updated date so, check it’s age by using any tool. Mine, I use seoquake.

copyright date

3. If you’re researching, check to see if the site is sponsored by any reputable sources such as an academic journal or a respected organization.

sponsored

4. Always check the domain. “.org” and “.net” are the most reliable.

domain extensions

5. Overwhelming advertisments are a clear sign.

sponsors

6. The site asks for unnecessary personal information.

site asks for unnecessary personal information

7. If a website asks you to login using your personal credentials, make sure you check the domain first. For example, if you are logging into Gmail, always make sure the domain name for the page you are on is the correct gmail.com.

Google Accounts

More likely, scammers are putting there website live and just earn thousands of money without sweating. Most of my friends are concern about buying twitter followers online. A lot of websites are selling twitter followers and they are afraid that they will end up buying to scammers. If you want to buy twitter followers, consider reading articles and reviews before you send money to a website such as BuyTwitterFollowers.org and BuyTwitterFollowersReview.org.

Here are Some Features of Scam or Fraud Website:

  •     No Contact Information or uses Only Contact Form. Refuses to give you a physical address or Gives Wrong Contact Information including Wrong Phone Number.
  •     Makes an offer that sounds too good to be true. For eg: Promises that you can win money, make money, orGet Rich Quickly.
  •     Asks for money to enter a contest, win a sweepstakes or lottery, or claim a prize and Refuses to send you written information before you agree to buy or donate.
  •     Refuses to give you the details of the offer before you make any payment.
  •     Requests your bank account or credit card number when you are not making a purchase with that account.
  •     Uses scare tactics or pressure, so that you act immediately.
  •     Private listing at Whois, or the listing names are associated with other scams. Go to www.whois.net and look up the Website domain name.

Photoshop Tool: Slice Tool


Slice tool is used to divide an image into sections. This is very useful when you have a design layout for your website and want to slice them to get the same image output as that of the image. There are actually two tools under it: Slice which has the capabilities to divide / slice an image. The other one is Slice Select (from the name itself) which lets you select and modify a sliced section.

I gathered these videos from youtube that will help you understand slicing more:

Slice Tool – Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Tips – Slice Tool

Aside from those videos above, here is another useful information from Adobe Help Page:

Slices are categorized by their content type (Table, Image, No Image) and by the way they are created (user, layer-based, auto).
Slices created with the Slice tool are called user slices; slices created from a layer are called layer-based slices. When you create a new user slice or layer-based slice, additional auto slices are generated to account for the remaining areas of the image. In other words, auto slices fill the space in the image that is not defined by user slices or layer-based slices. Auto slices are regenerated every time you add or edit user slices or layer‑based slices. You can convert auto slices to user slices.
User slices, layer-based slices, and auto slices look different—user slices and layer-based slices are defined by a solid line, whereas auto slices are defined by a dotted line. In addition, user slices and layer-based slices display a distinct icon. You can choose to show or hide auto slices, which can make your work with user-slices and layer-based slices easier to view.
A subslice is a type of auto slice that is generated when you create overlapping slices. Subslices indicate how the image is divided when you save the optimized file. Although subslices are numbered and display a slice symbol, you cannot select or edit them separately from the underlying slice. Subslices are regenerated every time you arrange the stacking order of slices.

GET TO KNOW ARIALLEEVE MORE (for my ‘makukulits’ na friends)


ARIALLEEVE

Hi there! Arialleeve here. Just a short description about me – I am the one you’ve seen in the picture above. hehe… very short! But kidding aside, I have made this post because most of my friends are still asking me who is Arialleeve? “Arialleeve is always showing her back can we see her with a front – view image?” That is why this past few days if you have noticed, I changed the image of my gravatar to a front – view image.

arialleeve

I thought, the idea would let them stop to “kulit” me about Arialleeve. haizt… but I thought it wrong! After they saw the image, they want me to create a post that would really review and “lantad” my identity. tsk,.,tsk,., Here is Arialleeve!

I am Joan Villariaza. I’m 18 years of age. Some of my high school friends called me Miss Math (heheh,.. addict to numbers – some says). Nickname? hmmnn.. my nickname at home given by my parents is “bunso” or “youngest” in English because I am the youngest among my siblings. Talking about my friend outside our house, they called me “Jo” and some called me “An”. hehe… make sense? to form Joan! Obviously!

Let’s talk about cats – going back when I was young, I love playing with cats. I love their hair, their eyes, everything about cats! I love it! Until one day, I slept my cat and as her defense, she bit me. 😦 Which give me the idea of hating all the cats. But that was before! I love cats again, NOW!

Let’s talk about chess – I don’t really know how to play chess! Until one night, my cousin Edwin play with our neighbors. He play the game very well. He won – Which give me the courage to study chess’ moves and to learn how to play it! I am very competitive with my cousins when I was young! I am eager to have everything that they have and learn what they knew! Because I also want to win, I ask our teacher in high school to let me play the chess competition in our school. I won (2nd place) in Female category! After that, my mother bought me a chess board – very big one! That’s the history of my chess – life. heheh,..

Let’s talk about numbers – I hate math when I was young like other teens. I hate problem solving… etc.. But what give me the courage to face numbers is my “laziness”! haha… you may wonder why! Each student has their own favorite subject. Because I’m competitive (healthy competition), I want to have one favorite subject as well. I first love English! (english?) BUT there are a lot of things to write down as notes, a lot of things to remember and memorize to form a thought! AND I HATE IT! Because of my laziness, I learned to love Mathematics. In Math subject, you don’t need to think if your sentence is in right grammar. In Mathematics, you don’t need to write down notes… All you see are numbers! PLAIN NUMBERS! No need to take notes! All you need is to understand the formula and after that, no more! haha.. all of that give me a hint to love Mathematics very much.

Let’s talk about food – hehe.. my favorite topic! haha… My favorite food is SPAGHETTI. Some says that spaghetti is not as good as salad! hmpf… I love it… no matter what they say! haha,,. When I am out of mood, I love to eat!  When I have nothing to eat, I am not in good mood! tsk..tsk.. That’s Arialleeve! hehe.. Wanna know more? Drop your questions below under comment!

Photoshop Tool: Crop Tool


PHOTOSOP_CROP_TOOL

Crop tool in Photoshop is just like other crop tool. It is use to select a rectangular area of an image and disregard outside the selection. Some are saying “Crop tool is to re-size an image”. Resizing an image is different from cropping.

Resizing means changing the size of an image whether to make it larger or smaller but cropping does not enlarge or reduce content size. When you say crop, you just make a selection and disregarding those that are unselected.

To understand the differences between the two more, consider having the image below:

crop_vs_resizingThe image shows how cropping and resizing differs. The first one shows resizing in which a larger image can become smaller or vice versa.

The second one shows how cropping is done. From the complete image. Once you crop it and select only a specific area, the selected is left and disregarded the unselected.

Be careful of deciding whether to crop or re-size your image. Sometimes, confusion will lead to a wrong decision.

Let’s talk about slicing next.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

Photoshop Tool: Magic Wand Tool


PHOTOSOP_MAGIC_WAND_TOOL

Magic Wand tool allows you to select an area of an image based on its edge colour. If you want to create a selection for your face and want to disregard your background, this tool is very helpful for you. You may think about using the pen tool which is everyone’s first choice of doing crops and selection. But you may encounter problem such as inaccurate edges and some fails of selecting an edge.

Thmagic wande magic wand tool will cut your problem off your chest. If you don’t know what it’s look like, the magic wand tool looks like a magic wand in fairy tales. Try opening an image file. Click an area on your image using a magic wand tool. As noticed, all areas that has similar colour are selected.

You can do a lot of changes with the use of your options bar. You can change your tolerance value fro

m 0 to 255.

tolerance

Note: the higher the tolerance, the larger the selection.

You can check the anti-aliased to define a smooth edge to the selection. If you want to only select an area which is joined together, you check the contiguous. Check Use All Layers to select areas from all layers.

options

Please see the above image for options 🙂

Photoshop Tool: Lasso Tool


PHOTOSOP_LASSO_TOOL

Lasso tools allow you to select certain areas of an image by tracing the selection outline. Like the Marquee tool, Lasso has different tools available as well:

According to mediacollege.com,

Lasso Tool

This is a freehand selection tool. Click and hold your left mouse button on the image and draw your selection.

Polygonal Lasso Tool

Similar to the lasso tool, except that instead of holding your mouse button down to draw, left-click on various points to create a selection with a series of straight edges.

You can also hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac OS) to draw freehand sections.

Magnetic Lasso Tool

This is a very handy tool for selecting areas which have reasonably well-defined edges. Left-click at the starting point of your selection and simply move the mouse along the edge.

“Fastening points” are automatically made at various points along the edges. Left-click at any time to add a fastening point manually.

To Complete a Selection

To finish drawing a selection, either click on the selection starting point or double-click anywhere.

Well, a lasso tool works somewhat like the marquee as well. It also creates a marquee to your image and you can use the move tool to move it. 🙂

Photoshop Tool: Move Tool


PHOTOSOP_MOVE_TOOL

Move tool is actually understandable. There is no need to for further discussion. Move tool is use to move an element or a selection.

move

I use move tool after marquee. As I open an image, I will do selection of some of its parts with the help of the marquee tool. If you have read my last post, you will understand why.

According to Wikipedia, The marquee tool can make selections that are single row, single column, rectangular and elliptical. Once an area of an image is highlighted, the move tool can be used to manually relocate the selected piece to anywhere on the canvas.

Furthermore, move tool is not only use to move an image inside your canvas, but you can also move it from one canvas to another.

Photoshop Tool: Marquee Tool


PHOTOSOP_MARQUEE_TOOL

Marquee is used when you want to make a square/rectangular shape on your image. That’s the definition I always give when talking about the marquee tool. But marquee is not only use to make a selection for square or rectangular shape. Marquee comes in different shapes:

marquee

Rectangular Marquee

This is the one I always use. You will use it if you want to make a rectangular shape selection into your image.

Elliptical Marquee

This is a marquee tool that is use when you want to make an elliptical shape of selections.

Single Row marquee

It will make selection to one row of your image. This marquee will create 1 pixel high – horizontal selection on your image.

Single Column Marquee

It will make selection to one column of your image. This marquee will create 1 pixel wide – vertical selection on your image.

Note: You can try them out by clicking a part of your image >> holding your mouse >> move

You can see a formation of marquee tool depending of what marquee you are using.