Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

I would just like to greet my menardconnect.com readers, my family and friends (online and IRL) a Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Hope you guys and gals enjoy the holidays with your family, friends and loved ones. And let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas! Let us all give LOVE on Christmas day and everyday OK?

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Free WoW Calendar: December 2011 is Blood Elves Month

It’s December already and I need to update my free wow calendar series post for the last and busiest month the year. For the month of December I am featuring the Blood Elves as they are the star of the season this month.

The December 2011 WoW calendar features the Blood Elves or Sin’dorei (“Children of the Blood” in their native Thalassian language) that first saw action in WoW during the Burning Crusade expansion. It also contains a view of their Capital: Silvermoon City, and the main artwork of a blood elf female fighter (sorry I cannot distinguish the exact class maybe she is a BE hunter or a warrior but definitely she is one hot fighter).

Like the Night Elves in September and the Tauren in August, the December WoW calendar does feature the blood elves banner and their racial hawkstrider free wow mount.

Important dates to remember:

  • December 7 – Pearl Harbor Day
  • December 10 – Full Moon
  • December 21 – Hanukkah Begins
  • December 22 – Winter Solstice
  • December 24 – New Moon
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – Boxing Day (for Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand)
  • December 26 – Kwanzaa Begins
  • December 27 – Bank Holiday for UK, Australia and New Zealand
  • December 31 – Day before New Year
  • Whole Month of December – Menardconnect.com Anniversary Month (hehe shameless plug addition)


Hope you like my free wow calendar post for December!

For other World of Warcraft posts kindly visit my free wow mounts and other Wow posts.

Happy Holidays y’all!!!

Happy 3rd Year Anniversary to Menardconnect.com


Yes! Menardconnect.com turned 3 this month!!!


Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons and Cary Bass de Morburre

After 448 posts, 2072 legit comments, 18411 spam comments, 208 Facebook page likes (and other blah blah blah stats that might follow 🙂 ) I am very happy that menardconnect.com is very much alive and still going strong!

And so here are my thank you notes:

First of all, thank God for all the blessings He has given me and my family!

Second, I would like to thank Raven, my family and my friends for the love and support they have given me.

Next I would like to thank my online friends and blogger friends (I won’t mention you one by one but my hugs to you guys ‘n gals) and I am very happy that I am part of a great blogging family and community.

Last but not the least, my deep appreciation to my readers and supporters of menardconnect.com. I promise to do my best to make menardconnect.com better and better each day.

Just like last year and last last year, I consider the whole December as the anniversary month of menardconnect.com, so watch out for more related post/s soon…

On My Christmas Wishlist: $99 Tablet Computer


Two $99 tablet computer will be out there (in actual stores and online shops) in the coming days…

The first $99 tablet computer is the Novo7.


Image Credit: www.ainovo.com

Dubbed as the first tablet running on the Android yummy Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the Novo7 runs on a 1GHz processor, got 7-inch touchscreen display, have front and back camera, and is wi-fi and 3G capable. The Novo7 device is reported to be power efficient and can stay on standby for 300 hours or 6 hours of non-stop pure gaming.

For me definitely this Ice cream sandwich and below 100 bucks pricing is really great value that’s why its on my Christmas wishlist. For more details on the novo7 kindly visit their site at ainovo.com


The second $99 tablet computer is the HP Touchpad that is rumored to be on sale over the weekend via Ebay.


Image Credit: www.hp.com

As per Techcrunch starting December 11th at 6PM (Central Time) HP Touchpads (16GB and 32GB variants) will be available on HP’s Ebay Store for $99. For an additional 79 bucks you can also score the accessory bundle, which includes a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard.

HP did some fire sale some months back because they decided to abandon their WebOS so this may be their last hurrah for the Touchpad. I’m curious about the WebOS and for 99 bucks I guess its another great deal!

For more details on the $99 tablet sale, kindly visit Batangastoday and Techcrunch.

And if Santa is reading my blog, I want to shout out my Christmas plea

Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy all year long!!! Kindly take your pick on the two $99 tablet computer above 🙂 Merry Christmas!!!

Hope you also like to have the $99 tablet computer!

Android Market Reaches 10 Billion App Downloads

Exciting news for the Android fans: Google Android Market reached a new milestone as the total number of app downloads reached the 10-billion mark. According to Official Google Blog article posted on December 6, Android Market surpassed 10 billion app downloads over the weekend and they are still counting! Wow!


Image Credit: googleblog.blogspot.com

“This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads – with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month”, said Eric Chu, Director at Google’s Android Developer Ecosystem. “We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012” added Eric Chu.

To celebrate this 10 billion downloads milestone, Google said that they have partnered with some of the Android developers who contributed to this milestone and together they made a bunch of great Android apps available at an affordable price of 10 cents each.


Android apps like:

  • Asphalt 6 HD
  • Color & Draw for Kids
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Great Little War Game
  • Minecraft
  • Paper Camera
  • Sketchbook Mobile
  • Soundhound Infinity
  • SwiftKey X


will be available at the Android Market at an amazing price of 10 cents each in the next 10 days.

I am proud that I am part of those who downloaded those 10 billion apps!!!

Congrats to Google and the Android Market Team!!!

List of Official Holidays in the Philippines 2012

Update 2012.08.13
August 20, 2012 is declared a holiday in the Philippines, for observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as per Proclamation No. 455 s. 2012.

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We’ve got some early holiday gift from Malacanang Palace today: the list of official holidays in the Philippines 2012!

Malacanang announced the much anticipated list of Philippines Holiday 2012 and according to the Official Gazette, President Noynoy Aquino, signed Proclamation No. 295 last November 24, 2011. Proclamation No. 295 is entitled DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2012.

The Philippines Holiday 2012 is divided into 3 parts, the Regular Holidays, the Special Non-Working Days and the Special Holiday for all schools.

Regular Holidays 2012
New Year’s DayJanuary 1 (Sunday)
Maundy ThursdayApril 5 (Thursday)
Good FridayApril 6 (Friday)
Araw ng KagitinganApril 9 (Monday)
Labor DayMay 1 (Tuesday)
Independence DayJune 12 (Tuesday)

EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN) – August 20 (Monday)

National Heroes DayAugust 27 (Last Monday of August)

Bonifacio DayNovember 30 (Friday)
Christmas DayDecember 25 (Tuesday)
Rizal DayDecember 30 (Sunday)

Special (Non-Working) Days 2012
Chinese New YearJanuary 23 (Monday)
Ninoy Aquino DayAugust 21 (Tuesday)
All Saints DayNovember 1 (Thursday)
Additional special (non-working) day – November 2 (Friday)
Last Day of the YearDecember 31 (Monday)

Special Holiday (for all schools) 2012
EDSA Revolution AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Saturday)

The proclamation have provisions for the other holidays being celebrated by our Muslim brothers (Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha) but as the date of these celebrations are not yet fixed, other announcement will follow and will be added to the list of 2012 Philippine Holidays.

For more details kindly visit BatangasToday.com or the Official Gazette article in

http://www.gov.ph/2011/11/24/proclamation-no-295-s-2011/