Online Survey Software

Way back college years, I could still remember, one of our costumer service research survey conducted for one of the local food products in Davao City. It was actually not my major research project but for my college close friends and dorm-mates. They were Bachelor of Science in Food Technology students, hence a research survey on food qualities and services were done. But the work was just one of the requirements in our Arts and Humanities subjects.

Manual Research Survey

What we did that time was we personally went to one of the restaurants located near our school. We were already there five minutes before the opening of the restaurant for us to be able to catch almost all of the costumers from the time they opened the food shoppe until it closes, some time around 9 o’clock in the evening. We were giving small pieces of papers containing survey questions on it like the quality of the foods, costumer services and relationship, food shoppe settings and more and each costumers will just check the corresponding boxes of their preferences.

After doing such manual collection of survey materials for three consecutive weeks, we then collated all of the data and still manually input all of those in a spreadsheet. Everything that time were all manually done which took us a bit hanged up in beating the deadline. But today, online survey software are made available already. Things are getting much easier and simpler compared to what we have done with this latest advancement in technology we are having now. Before, we were analyzing the data we collected by ourselves. The spreadsheet, where we tabulated the data, was just used for easy readability and categorization of each survey answers. Survey software that are now available online not just merely provide the simplest way to gather data but it also analyzes data. Its sophisticated benefits in conducting research survey is very convenient and applicable to any professional groups. Even students, how I wish such survey software was already been introduced to us before, could really get the most benefits especially when time constrain.

Out of Stocks

I am supposed to print some documents tonight, however, the first three pages of my outputs were looking very pale that each writings on the papers are hard to read. I just didn’t noticed then that my printer inks are empty already. The worst thing then, it’s almost midnight here already and I can’t go out to buy for new printer ink cartridges or even to look for printer inks refilling stations.

Simply saying, I am out of stocks of printer inks.

I really didn’t expect this to happen today because I just newly bought my printer, perhaps, a few weeks ago. I was printing a number of documents for school in the past weeks, though, but I still confident enough that this ain’t empty yet.

But since it is showing tonight obvious almost-transparent printed documents, the cartridges are really empty which I need to replace as soon as possible.

2011-2012 Top Ranking Asian Universities

So sad to know that University of the Philippines is not included in the recently disclosed 2011-2012 top ranking universities in the world or even just in Asia. No one can blame me for feeling such because it’s my alma mater.

Anyway, here are some of the top ranking universities for 2011-2012 in Asia and the world.

  • University of Tokyo, Japan ranked first in Asia and ranked 330th in the world.
  • University of Hong Kong, Hongkong ranked second in Asia and 34th in the world.
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore ranked third in Asia and 40th in the world.
  • Peking University, China ranked fourth in Asia and 49th in the world.
  • Kyoto University, Japan ranked fifth in Asia and 52nd in the world.

Read more about the Asian Top Ranking Universities in 2011-2012 here.

Why Bullying in Schools should End Now

A young boy from Buffalo, New York recently took his own life, why? This is because he can’t anymore stand the bullying that he’s been experiencing in school. The sad thing about this news is the fact that he is not the first child who committed suicide due to constant bullying that often happens in school. The problem is not simple, it is severe and government, schools and parents should be aware of this situation before things could go way out of hand.

Bullying occurs when a person often attacks another be it physically or verbally. It could happen in school but it also occurs in work places. While adults are more stable emotionally to handle such pressure, kids who are being bullied should obtain help and counseling as this pressure could affect their behavior. A bully is someone who often feels superior over another. Yes there is a psychological explanation to this behavior but a child who bullies other kids may not be able to understand even his own actions.

This is where parents and teachers should step up. An open relationship within the family could help kids in expressing their emotions. The rage often felt by bullies is caused by feelings that they can’t express freely. Teachers should also be on the lookout for this type of behavior in their class. All should take part in making an end to this before another parent loses a precious child. Encourage you kids to speak up and stand against bullying. This should be a joint effort from everyone in the community and the government should also start making a law to make bullying an illegal act.

Diane currently works as a freelance writer and uses her free time traveling and exploring places as she enjoys the adventure and adrenaline rush. Her current project with tagpaptag has provided her with an opportunity to share information about a special type of roofing.

Bye Bye Now

After almost two years that I haven’t been using my hp printer, it finally waved me goodbye.

Actually, I wasn’t grieving that much for my hp’s loss. It’s because I already have a new printer now, my canon printer.

Why did this happen so fast? I have classmates and close friends as well who used to use canon printers for a long time. Before I bought a new printer, I, of course, asked their suggestions. Majority of them shared positivity in using canon printers. Aside from the fact that it has a very affordable and cheap ink cartridges, the printer itself is also very cheap.

The canon printer that I bought last Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, is the 3 n’ 1 canon printer. It has a photo copier, a scanner and a printer in one whole thing. It, actually, was the cheapest 3 n’ 1 printer we have compared according to prices and quality when I was yet to buy one.

Up until now, I still have no problems on printing what I want to print with my new canon printer.

Remembering my hp laserjet printer

It has been almost two years that I didn’t use my hp laserjet printer. I just remember this because this morning, while I was looking for some medical notes from my previous year’s notes in medical school, two of my old hp laserjet ink cartridges are inside the box where I kept my old lecture notes. Haha!

The image above was from one of my old posts regarding about my hp laserjet printer and the hp laserjet ink cartridges also.

By seeing those two cartridges, aside from my old hp laserjet printer that I missed using, I also remember what my mom used to tease me before and until today. She said I am like my grandmother, dad’s mother, who used to keep things until being forgotten and only see those kept things only accidentally. Haha!