Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TIPS on Filling Fuel

Now that gasoline has been fueling higher in the market again, motorists should be wise to know the simple do's in getting the right amount of gas or diesel into their cars or bikes. The following are proven tips my dad has shared to us. By the way my dad is a Senior Planner for Oil Exploration and Drilling to one of the biggest oil company in the world, Chevron. He is now in Africa and someday i hope to be working in the oil industry as well. Nonetheless, enough of my plans and you should be knowing now the useful tips to get the right amount of fuel you paid for:
  • Only buy or fill up your car or bike during early morning, when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks underground. The colder the ground, the more dense the fuel. When it gets warmer, petrol expands. So, buying in the afternoon or in the evening, your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature play an important role. 1 degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business already. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
  • Another important tip is to fill up when your tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank the less is the air occupying its empty space. You should know that petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine.
  • Another reminder, if there is a fuel truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy, DO NOT fill up--most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom that might cause some problems to your engine.
I hope the following would help you save more on these days of crisis. And please do share these tips with others. It is important for as many people to know about this, especially in the wake of rising petrol prices.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The 3rd Annual Best Cebu Blogs 2010

To tell you honestly blogging is not my thing, I mean i find it weird talking to the monitor while your fingers typing on the keys. Until i got inspired by my best friend who told me it's fun and would help me express my thoughts in so many ways I could imagine! Well HE is RIGHT! Now I have become a blogger! And I'm proud to call myself one! So I did!

I can still remember when I started blogging last year and how excited I was trying to figure out my blog name that will flag my thoughts and experiences online. Not to mention nights of single brainstorming the subject of my blog!Lol. Then I figured out blogging should be made from the heart and transmitted to words through your mind to be understood, not just because you need to blog it or obliged to do so. So i landed making auto reviews and events or any related to such. I mean I love cars just like my passion for photography. I have been to a serious life-threatening car accident, and have driven a lot of different cars already. And to top it up when i was a child i sure have a lot of toy cars! So that should do it and that's how HITWHEELS started rolling and the rest is what it is now. Nonetheless, in every crop there is always a cream. With blogging being followed by readers and recognized is the best cream I could imagine! More if you get considered for the Best Cebu Blogs Award. That's like cream on top of cream if you know what i mean!

"As much as i want to tell everyone about stuff, blogging is the best way to do it!" - nike

To tell you background about this award giving body, the Best Cebu Blogs founded by Mark Monta that is now in its third year aims to recognize the existence and relevance of blogging in Cebu’s local online scene. It also aspires to augment Cebu bloggers’ influence in the general cyber community worldwide. The Best Cebu Blogs 2010 focuses on pooling the top 10 blogs with excellent and relevant content that promotes everything about Cebu to the world. The judges will be represented by blogging community heads from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Below are the list of the top 20 nominees up for the cream!

Aika Baylon of galleca.blogspot.com
Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje of pigginoutsessions.blogspot.com (iLearners Inc.)
Bert Padilla of cebutechblogger.com
Daryl "Drake Danaviir" Cataluña of drakieness.blogspot.com (iLearners Inc.)
Edcel Ceniza/Sheena Darunday of thewanderingcouple.blogspot.com
Jason Karl S. Buhia of hungitcebu.com
Jaysee John Rosal Pingkian of jayseeblabs.blogspot.com
Jomar Lanorias Lipon of jomarlipon.blogspot.com
Karlota Murillo of karlotablogs.info
Kevin Ray Chua of kevinraychua.com
Leylan Romarate of mycebuphotoblog.wordpress.com
Mark Anthony Razonable of mrtambay.blogspot.com
Mary Angeli Bas of adventurouslei.com (iLearners Inc.)
Max Limpag of CebuRunning.com
Nike Enriquez Cagulada of hitwheels.blogspot.com (iLearners Inc.)
Paolo Berdin of whatpaoloeats.wordpress.com
Philip Andrew Mayol of cebufinest.com
Reynarose G. Trasmil of faithly.com
Ricky ‘Rabsin’ de la Cruz of finlust.blogspot.com
Shanette G. Mancao of diy-eats.blogspot.com

For 2008 & 2009 Best Cebu Blogs Winners. Please click here.

The blogs not the ones behind it will undergo a strict screening process by the judges according to Content (Relevance to Cebu, Grammar & Sentence Construction) and Design & Layout (Appeal and User-Friendliness). Judges will be visiting their sites/blogs and evaluate them according to the specified criteria of judging . Their final decision will give way to this year’s Top 10 Best Cebu Blogs winners.

The hitch is the Top 10 Best Cebu Blogs will be announced only on the very first offline awarding event on December 12, 2010, 4 PM to 8PM at Sugbutel’s Penthouse as the Top 20 Nominees will assemble and meet up on this very first offline awarding event in the history of Best Cebu Blogs. See you guys by then!

We would like to thank our avid and generous sponsors who have made The 3rd Annual Best Cebu Blogs Awards possible because of their unending support and contributions:

Co-Presenter: Sugbutel

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor: Timex Philippines Inc.

Business Partner: Mandaue Chamber of Commerce

Official Online Media Partners: Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc., Yehey!, Stir.ph

Official Photographer: Alvin Asayas Photography

Official Radio Media Partner: Y101 FM CEBU- Always First