Saturday, September 20, 2014

Living with Nature School on Blog hits all-time record

The running total of pageviews is now 825,878; for the day, over 1000; and 22,000 for the month of August. Congratulations to our Blog viewers and School-on-Air audience.   

Living with Nature - School on Blog by Dr. Abercio V. Rotor

825878 pageviews - 2994 posts, last published on 
Sept 22, 2014 - 441 followers
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Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
  • Living with Nature School on Blog started in May 2006 on the initiative of the Rotor family. Today the running total of pageviews is close to 820,000. The number of pageviews yesterday is over 1000, while that of the month of August is over 22,000. (A pageview is each time a visitor views a page on this website, regardless of how many hits are generated.) 

  • Living with Nature School on Blog (LN-SB) is linked with Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (PBH, People's School-on-Air), on the government's Radyo ng Bayan (DZRB 738 AM Band). The radio program is aired on DZRB's nationwide network of 32 stations. It is also linked with Philippine Broadcasting Service with worldwide access (

  • Lessons for the day on Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid are posted and compiled on the blog, so that the listener and viewer has the dual access of radio and Internet. He has also access to the blog lessons (present and past) by downloading, printing and sharing them in school, with the family and community, and for other purposes. The pageviewers however may not be part of the radio audience, and vice versa. Definitely however, radio audience is far greater in number considering the enormous coverage of both Radyo ng Bayan and PBS networks.  

       Table 1 - Number of pageviews of  the day, the month of August, and all time (running total)  since this blog, Living with Nature School on Blog ( started in May 2006 

Figure 1 - Graphical profile showing number of pageviews daily from Sept 10 to 17, 2014 covering one week. Main traffic sources (Google) are shown below the graph.  

Figure 2 - Graphical profile showing pageviews through the years covering May 2006 to September (17) 2014. There is a gradual increase of pageviews from 2006 to 2010, declined in 2011, and plateaued in 2012 to the present. In the second half of the 8-year period, two blogs were created: Naturalism - the Eighth Sense (extension of the main blog), and A Naturalist's World - Dr Abe V Rotor. (There is a separate report on the status of each of these new blogs)    

Table 2 - Overall top lessons (2006-14) is led by Lam-ang the most popular epic in Philippine literature, followed by Trees, Trees, Trees (environmental poetry), and Intercession (prayer for rain). Atop Mt Pulag is a view on the second highest mountain of the Philippine in poetry. Article on the Customer is Always Right (October 27, 2009) is fifth in rank, followed by October is Harvest Time (Amihan season). Know Your Pace Factor is a practical way of knowing how far you have walked without using any instrument, by just knowing the average measure of one step or stride. The eighth is a warning against the spiny caterpillar, and knowing the first aid to be given in case of injury.  

Figure 3 -  Viewership from the top ten countries, 2006-2014, with the Philippines registering 401,840  out of the running total of 820,000 pageviews (51 percent), followed by the US with 167,152 (20 percent). India, Russia, and Germany constitute 6 to 7 percent each to the total pageviews, while UK and China have a share of 2 percent each. France, Canada and Ukraine, follow closely, occupying eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively.  

Blog Drafts (most recent examples)

Enigma is beauty, too.

Abe V. Rotor at Naturalism - the Eighth Sense - 20 hours ago
*Dr Abe V Rotor * *Maguey (Agave cantala) looks menacing to browsing animals and intruders. * *The leaves are radially arranged and spiked at the tip like the sea urchin. * *Nature's art can be beautiful and painful, * *enigma is beauty, too;* *like a rose beneath its petals are thorns,* *life's like that in the same view. ~*

Pomposity of colors - Nature's tool for survival

Abe V. Rotor at Naturalism - the Eighth Sense - 1 day ago
*Pomposity of colors - Nature's tool for survival* *Dr Abe V Rotor * *Butterfly plant, what a coincidence * *in form and structure, and color;* *I'd rather say, a case of mimicry,* *mutual protection, a favor of both. * *Angel's trumpet, flimsy sinister, heralding * *not of victory but defeat;* *Narcotics its essence, abuse its courtship,* *to the unwary on a dark street. * *Balibago - white in the morning pink after;* *your secret of a short lived;* *you must court the sun and bee without delay,* *in the act of make believe.* *Mickey mouse the male, Minnie mouse the female,* *both flo... more »

Home Medicinal Remedies

Abe V. Rotor at Naturalism - the Eighth Sense - 1 day ago
*Dr Abe V Rotor* *1. Poultice made of moss heals wounds and relieves pain.* This is a common practice in the highlands where moss is plentiful and luxuriantly growing. Fresh moss is crashed into a pulp and directly applied on a fresh or infected wound, loosely wrapping it with gauze or cloth strip. Lourdes V. Alvarez in her masteral thesis at the University of Santo Tomas demonstrated the effectiveness of moss (*Pogonatum neesi*) against *Staphylococcus* bacteria, the most common cause of infection. Moss extract contains flavonoids, steroids, terpenes and phenols, which are respon... more »

Goya's Paradox of Human Life

Dr Abe V Rotor Living with Nature School on Blog Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio 738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday *Goya's painting of two men clubbing each other while* *being swallowed by quagmire to their inevitable death.* *If there is Plato's Allegory of the Cave - a man escapes and sees the truth and that it is his obligation to lead others to get out of the cave of ignorance;If there is Thoreau's Walden Pond that man's isolation from society is realization of his inseparability, however principle... more »

Have you tried Jumping Salad?

Dr Abe V Rotor Living with Nature School on Blog Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio 738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday This is a favorite dish of Ilocanos known as “jumping salad.” What is it really? In *Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid* (school-on-the-air) program, five callers phoned to give their answers. Except one who said he learned about this rare dish from a friend, the callers apparently Ilocanos, said they have actually tasted jumping salad. *Newly caught juvenile shrimps, promptly dressed with tomato or ca... more »

Let's Hone Our Eighth Sense of Naturalism

Abe V. Rotor at Naturalism - the Eighth Sense - 3 days ago
*Naturalism. Let's not just rely on our inventions, such as the barometer and seismograph. The behavior of living things can be read and interpreted, including our own feelings. Unusual observations and occurrences tell us to prepare for eventualities. Let us hone our eighth sense -* naturalism*.* *Dr Abe V Rotor * Mosquitoes become agressive before a rain; they need blood before laying eggs in stagnant water left by the rain. These aquarium fish (pako) at home in QC were restless before the 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 this year. 1. Drought – Occurs in summer; la... more »

UST-AB Photography: How lonely can you get?

Photos by Abe V Rotor and Marlo R Rotor Living with Nature School on Blog Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio 738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday Ranch, Santa, Ilocos Sur Farm, Silang Cavite Empty Beach, Calatagan Batangas Broken Bridge, SPC Vigil House, Antipolo Rizal Empty Bench, St Paul University QC St Paul of Chartres Memorial Park, Antipolo Rizal *Activity: Rank the photos in increasing order of intensity. Express your feelings by writing a verse or a short essay for each photo. You will find this exercise a pleasan... more »

Ballpen War!

* Refill, give your spent ballpen a second or third life. * *Dr Abe V Rotor* Living with Nature School on Blog Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio 738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday *Tips to win the war * *1. Refill, give your spent ballpen a second or third life. 2. Be consistent with the ballpen you use to enhance your penmanship and writing skill. 3. Pick one for function, rather than fancy. 4. Buy the brand who have already tried (nakasanayan), with an extra filler (that fits). 5. As much as possible, don... more »

Comments from viewers (selected examples)

Yes! I love nature - I miss it as I live in NYC. I visit it often but I wish to move back but hard to find work nowadays in the countryside. Peace & Prosperity on Pond - a place for quiet and meditation on the meaning of transience
on 7/11/14

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on 7/4/14

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on 6/30/14

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on 6/3/14

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on 5/21/14

Dear Dr. Rotor; I suspect that anacardic acids would kill Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria. I have found that the anacardic acids in raw cashew nuts and maybe mangoes do an excellent job of curing an abscess from gram positive bacteria, which are the most prevalent cause of tooth decay and tooth aches You may see my article on this subject at; . It is also discussed briefly in the 2005 edition of Medical Hypotheses, 65; 289-292. Wikipedia discusses anacardic acids in . I would like to urge you to explore making these medicines available in the pure form from pharmacies for a Streptococcus medicine or in tooth paste. This would have several advantages; 1. a variety of application methods would be possible, needles, brushes, swabs, sprays, and etc. 2. It would probably on Glycerol Monolaurate (GML) in Virgin Coconut Oil destroys tuberculosis bacteria
Charles Weber
on 4/29/14

Philippine literature makes us better appreciate our heritage. Through the study of our literature, we can trace the rich heritage of ideas handed down to us from our forefathers. Then we can understand ourselves better and take pride in being a Filipino. -Khristiana Jacinto, AB Communication Arts on Twelve Reasons I Love Philippine Literature
Khristiana Jacinto
on 2/17/14

im experiencing this one a lot of times now, 2 months to be exact and im really scare to sleep coz i may not wake up my last attack was near death, someone hand is covering my nose then when i was about to take my last breath God i woke up. I was so scare.. on Bangongot! Sleep paralysis - wiggle your toes, move your fingers – don’t give up!
Lorie Jean Hawan
on 2/12/14

Ka Abe, Ka Mely, magandang gabi po, Ive got the message. meron dito samin Cainta , karinderia ang tawag "Kalabawan". Main ingredient meat of carabao as bulalo,tapa and papaitan.Sad to say kumakain ako dito. Meron din tinda sa Marikina.To this day if i had a chance sasabihan ko na ang mga kakilala ko dont patronize or "eat no more carabao meat" baka drawing at picture na lang makita ng anak mo at susunod na lahi sa yo. Happy Listening po Crisanto S. on The Stone Carabao
crisanto sarino
on 1/15/14

Great Post. Which are consumed the most? Any Kamote tops or young, and specific variety? -Eric from Hawaii on Kamote Tops Beauty
Chaminade University of Honolulu Community Garden Project
on 1/7/14

I have seen this portrait in a lawyer's office. The coincidence i was also looking for the maker of this beautiful portrait. This portrait was made by: "Nikolai Bogdana-Belsky" "At the Doors of a School" on A poor boy begs for a seat in school
Haider Ali
on 12/26/13

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