New Baby J.P.


Last July 20, 2008 at around 6pm or so in Muntinlupa Medical Center (Metro Manila, Philippines), Flor gave birth to a healthy baby boy, John Paul — or simply, J.P. He is so cute (aren’t all babies?). It’s been five (5) since the last time so it’s really like learning everything all over again. Sigh… Well, it’s true I guess: for every new baby is a new parent.

My Dream Car


My dream car is a 100% electric powered car. I want it to be a sporty looking sedan. I want it to be made with as much light materials as possible without compensating strength, durability and safety. And I want it to be close to being self-efficient as much as possible. Here are my ideas how:

  • Solar/Light Powered
    • The roof has solar panels to help charge the batteries
    • Edges of the windshield, door windows and bumpers have mini-solar panels or photovoltaic materials to help charge the batteries (might look stylish, too)
    • The headlights, taillights and all other lights in and about the car are setup in range with photovoltaic materials to help charge the batteries
  • Wind Powered (coolness)
    • The front air vents would have mini-fans attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries when the car is moving
    • The rear air vents would have mini-fans attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries when the car is moving
    • Air-conditioner vents would have mini-fans attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries when the air-conditioner is on
  • Mechanical Powered (everything you do with the car charges the batteries)
    • The wheel rotations are attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries
    • The steering wheel is attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries
    • The accelerator and brake pedals are attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries
    • Cooling fans and the like are attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries
    • "Shift gear" is attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries
    • The doors, trunk, hood and windows are attached to dynamos to help charge the batteries when they are opened or closed
    • Wearing and taking off the seatbelts activate a dynamo to help charge the batteries
  • Heat Powered
    • Special devices and materials used in and on the car convert heat or heat variances into electricity to help charge the batteries (parking in the open becomes an advantage)
  • Sound Powered
    • Special devices to convert sound inside and outside the car to electricity are installed to help charge the batteries (parking near a noisy party bar becomes an advantage)

Of course, the car still needs to be plugged-in to fully charge the batteries. All these extras would help extend the mileage of the car in one charging. The idea is to basically identify all possible sources of electricity that can be generated when the car is parked or used.