what makes the philippines so special?
what makes the philippines so special?
The www.peterparts.com : 585-265-2000 Source Vol. 25, No. 2, July 2010 Profile of a City WHAT MAKES THE PHILIPPINES SO SPECIAL? It ranks 3rd (after USA and UK) as one of the largest English-speaking nations in the world. The largest legal tender note in the world was produced in the Philippines. It is the 100,000 peso bill which measures 8.5” x 14”. Only 1,000 copies were produced. Quezon City was originally the capital of the Philippines, not Manila. It is home to the exotic cockatoo bird, an endangered species that can live up to 50 years. The Philippine Bank of Communication is the tallest in Manila at 850 feet high. T It is the largest producer of coconuts in the world. By count, there are more men than women - but the women live longer. The city of Marikina produced the largest shoe in the world. It is 5.5 meters long and 30 people can fit inside it. Philippines Airlines was the first in Asia to take to the skies in 1941. Mohammed Ali’s nickname is “Thrilla in Manila” after competing there for the heavyweight championship in boxing against Joe Frazier in 1975. here are many things that make the breathtaking country of the Philippines attractive. Billowy white clouds that float against sapphire skies, the velvety Chocolate Hills of Cebu or the Rice Terraces of Luzon. But nothing can compare to the exquisite city of Manila where the heart of the Philippines begins. What is Manila? It is a tender touch to the ear and a chaotic jab of unexpected intrigue to the senses. On the perimeters are spongy green rice fields that form plush steps skipping down cultivated hillsides and burly mountains providing a solid backdrop to the lively city that quivers at its feet. The din of Metro Manila echoes well into the evening with the noise of activity and businesses that never seem to sleep. Wrap it all up in dense heat that drenches the skin with moist humidity and you have the heart of the Philippines. As an active, modern city with glass skyscrapers bathed in contemporary settings, it is also enveloped in traditional cultures; perhaps a bit rough-around-the edges at times, but sophisticated and attractive as well. Festivals honoring food are common (Continued page 2) such as the Pineapple Festival in June or the Banana Festival in January. INSIDE The Pearl of the Orient Tower is in the historic strip of Manila known for its cultural and economic vigor. 2 Manila 2 Organic LED Displays A Publication of Peter Parts Electronics, Inc., Ontario, New York, USA 3 President’s Message 4 Did You Know? Page 1 Organic LED Displays What makes OLED displays so special? Slim Design - Unlike traditional LCD displays, OLED displays do not require backlighting. In addition, the physical structure of OLED displays requires less material. These factors make OLED displays much thinner and lower-profile than their LCD counterparts. Ferrari-Like Speed - With response times of less than .01ms, each pixel on an OLED display can be turned on and off much faster than a LCD pane, making images appear brighter and crisper. This makes OLED displays the perfect solution for multimedia devices requiring no image lag. True Color - OLED displays have a wide ranging color gamut that does not change, even in extreme temperature conditions of -40 degrees C to +80 degrees C. Super-Wide Viewing Angle - Since every pixel is lit independently, that light can be seen from offaxis viewing angles easily and accurately. As a result, you can expect perfect viewing angles at 170 degrees. Scenery of a summer’s eve in Manila. (Continued from page 1) Manila reigns as capital of the Philippines and home to almost two million people. Located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, an additional 20 million people make up the Metro Manila area, also known as the Pearl of the Orient. It is ranked as one of the most densely populated cities in the world on an area only 38.55 square kilometers (less than 24 miles) in size. Cavernous shopping malls, designer boutiques, and manufacturing businesses keep the city alive during the day. In the evening it morphs into palpable nightlife within polished, glittery districts. The Philippines is the only English-speaking country in Asia. It is an indicator of its diversity where many languages are spoken with a successful blend of cultures and traditions. The most popular language is Tagalog (a form of Filipino), while English is the language most widely used in education and business in the Metro Manila region. Spanish is mandatory in curriculums of Philippine universities and colleges. Architecture is a reflection of Manila's cosmopolitan atmosphere and cultural diversity, ranging from the lowly shanty to the regal edifice. National landmarks tucked into neighborhoods of frothy mansions and historical wealth are scattered throughout Manila. Stone houses and grassy courtyards speak of the nineteenth century Spanish influence. Www.dumagueinfor.com What exactly is an OLED display, and how does it work? OLED’s basic structure consists of organic materials positioned between the cathode and the anode, which is composed of electric conductive transparent Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). The organic materials compose a multi-layered thin film, which includes the Hole Transporting Layer (HTL), Emission Layer (EML) and the Electron Transporting Layer (ETL). By applying the appropriate electric voltage, holes and electrons are injected into the EML from the anode and the cathode, respectively. The holes and electrons combine inside the EML to form excitons, after which electroluminescence occurs. The transfer material, emission layer material and choice of electrode are the key factors that determine the quality of OLED components. www.vacationstogo.com Peter Parts Electronics, Inc. - Excellence in Global Sourcing and Service! Page 2 President’s Message Almost every district in the city can boast of a public market showcasing these goods to the retail community. This is where farm fresh produce, cultivated by old-world farmers balance with high tech electronics, goods, and advanced gadgetry. Early mornings are especially lively in the market place. Rockbottom prices are available in the flea markets where bargaining is a major (and expected) shopping experience. M anila's economy as a whole (including the metropolitan area) is varied. It is supported with an excellent protected harbor which serves as the nation's chief seaport. It is also a strong business competitor in the world of manufactured goods including chemicals, textiles, clothing, and electronic products. Gaping shopping malls dot the city and they are a great draw to tourists and residents alike. Most striking to the visiting traveler is the ambiance of Manila. The overall pleasant atmosphere in this city may be directly linked to the gracious attitudes they bestow upon one another. Filipinos thrive on interpersonal relationships. Family values are very important and are the center of their social structure. It is common to include honorary members such as godparents, sponsors, and close family friends in their solid family base. These strong ties sometimes take them into the workplace. In an attractive move, many companies tout bargaining agreements offering preferential hiring of family members. Business etiquette is similar to the general acts of kindness and concern associated with the Filipino culture. Consideration toward people in business relationships speaks great respect and honor to all parties. The city of Manila is attractive to the eyes, appealing to the tourist, and a tribute to its citizens. This is where commerce is an investment and tradition is honorable, mixed with an eclectic blend of people awash in the warmth of tropical breezes and wrapped in cultural sophistication. Peter Parts Electronics, Inc. - Excellence in Global Sourcing and Service! Happy Birthday, America As this issue of The Source goes to print, we will be celebrating Independence Day. Step through time with me . . . 100 years ago: In the year 1910, The Boy Scouts of America became incorporated and Angel Island in San Francisco Bay became the immigration center for Asians entering the United States. The population was 92 million and the life expectancy of a man was 48 years versus the woman at 52 years. Unemployment rose to 2.15 million. It cost 32 cents for a gallon of milk. 50 years ago: In 1960 minimum wage was $1 an hour, a teacher’s salary was $5,174 a year, and life expectancy for men was 67; for women it was 73. This was the age of youth, when baby boomers became teenagers and adults. The population grew to 177.8 million. Elvis returned to the music scene after being drafted into in the army. 30 years ago: Minimum wage rose to $3.10 and the population grew to 226.54 million. Video games, talk shows, and aerobics were dominant. The US constitution celebrated its 200th birthday. Today, this country has a population in excess of 308 million. Life expectancy is 75 for men and 83 for women. We still enjoy the same (if not more) freedoms we did a century ago. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Liberty is a breath of life to nations.” I encourage you to make July 2010 a month to celebrate the land of the Free and the home of the Brave . . . Happy Birthday, America! Peter Parts Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson Page 3 Exchange Rates & Metal Prices World Holidays Exchange Rates July July 1 Canada Day Canada 1 Bank Holiday Taiwan 4 Independence Day USA 7 Running of the Bulls Spain 14 Bastille Day France 15 Independence Day India 17 Constitution Day South Korea 23 National Children’s Day Indonesia British Pounds Canadian Dollars Chinese Renminbi European Euros Hong Kong Dollars Japanese Yen Mexican Pesos South Korean Won 6/28/10 0.6674 1.0370 6.7911 0.8110 7.7787 89.3970 12.6990 1215.7 3/1/10 0.6572 1.0577 6.8260 0.7369 7.7624 89.1083 12.796 1159.87 % Diff 1.5% -2.0% -0.5% 10.1% 0.2% 0.3% -0.8% 4.8% 7/2/09 0.6102 1.1531 6.8313 0.7117 7.7499 96.7685 13.125 1269.7 % Diff 9.4% -10.1% -0.6% 14.0% 0.4% -7.6% -3.2% -4.3% Taiwanese Dollars 32.0750 32.1306 -0.2% 32.9005 -2.5% Metal Prices 7/1/10 2.1968 0.7874 8.6704 0.8029 3/1/10 3.2078 0.9700 9.2964 0.9786 % Diff -31.5% -18.8% -6.7% -18.0% 6/29/09 2.314 0.7793 7.2008 0.7210 % Diff -5.1% 1.0% 20.4% 11.4% Copper Lead Nickel Zinc August August 1 People’s Liberation Army China 8 Father’s Day Taiwan 9 National Day Singapore 12 Queen’s Birthday Thailand 13 Festival of Souls Japan 15 Acadian Day Canada, France, Germany 23 Autumn Equinox Japan 31 31 National Day Hero’s Day Malaysia Philippines September September 10 Teacher’s Day China 11 Patriot Day USA 16 Malaysia Day Malaysia 16 Independence Day Mexico 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day United Kingdom, USA 28 Teacher’s Day Taiwan 29 St. Michael’s Day Spain Did you know . . . 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