Wednesday, April 29, 2009

8 Amazing Hole

These holes are not only amazing but some of them are really terrifying,especially #8. THe sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are.

1.)Kimberley Big Hole, South Africa

Apparently the largest ever hand dug excavation in the world,this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamond s before being closed in 1941.

2.)Glory Hole, Monticello Dam, California

A glory hole is used when a damn is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and it's the largest in the world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

3.)Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state the hole is miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.

4.) GReat Blue Hole,Belize
This incredible geographical phenomenon known as a blue hole is situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize . There are numerous blue holes around the world, but none as stunning as this one.

5.)Mirny Diamod Mine, Serbia

This one is an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. At 525 meters deep, with a top diameter of 1200 meters, there's even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters having been sucked in.

6.)Diavik Mine,Canada
The mine is so huge and the area so remote that it has its own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. It looks equally cool when the surrounding water is frozen

7.)Sinkhole in Guatemala

These photos are of a sinkhole that occurred early this year in Guatemala . The hole swallowed dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.

8.) And the most terrifying one of all
This is the famous 'Rat Hole' that you have heard about. It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. Dollars... Annually! .....Never to be seen again

(I didn't see that coming..... Did You?)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Process New Philippine Passport in Los Angeles

My Philippine passport expired last Sept 2008.HOnestly, IM not worry at that time because we dont have plans to visit the Philippines. One day, we talk to our lawyer how to get quick my daughter/my sister.Maybe you are wondering why I say my daughter/my sister.And it's true.I will explain in my blog oneday.So, the lawyer told us the quickest is to hire a lawyer in the Philippines and adopt there.So, to make the story short we need to travel in the Philippines by MAy 2009.My problem is my passport expired last Sept 2008 So, by Sept I keep calling the Los ANgeles when is there next consulate outreach here in houston,Texas.They said after six months.Im worried,I check their website everyday and at the same time I email them..... that there are to many Filipino here in houston that needs to renew there passport.They reply my letter an said as of know they dont have a budget.If you are saying I AM DESPERATE!....Yes I am...... I never lost hope,but I did ha ha ....I keep praying and checking their website hoping one day they will come over here.Jan 2009 comes no consular outreach.....First wk of February....then finally half of February 2009 they post in their webiste regarding a CONSULAR OUTREACH in Houston. So, I did not waste my time I fax the requirements on that day and on that same day I got a schedule.It's April 12, @ 10am.

The filling is not hassle......but on that day it's a mess and a little bit organize.You know why? because there are to many Filipinos in that small food court in Houston.MAybe more than a thousand.It was fun to see all your kababayan....And take note the CONsular Outreach was at the FILIPINO FOOD COURT.


Passport File - March 12, 2009 Los ANgeles Consulate
Passport Received - April 23, 2009 (exact 6 wks)

They are also planning to open a Philippine Consulate here in HOUSTON.We are hoping that the petition will be approved soon due to a large Filipino Community here....

I would like to send my thanks TO the Los Angeles Philippine Cosulate...

Mabuhay