Friday, March 9, 2007

Belonging to the 2 percent

By Frank "Boy” Pestaño

EINSTEIN'S puzzle featured last week Drew 23 correct answers, with feed back from the States, and a few from outside Cebu, including a wrong answer from Afghanistan. According to statistics 98% of the population can’t solve the puzzle.

The answer is the German. If you want a copy of the puzzle, please send an email to my address.

Pinoy Votes: Sun.Star Election 2007

Here are those who answered correctly:

George Ruiz is a general surgeon connected with Ruiz Derma clinic and is 53 years old. He is a chess player and played before against NM Ben Macapaz and Rico Mascariñas in simul games. He also used to play with chess computers and in fact owns two of these portable units.

Marion Jaimee Uy works in a call center and is 30 years old. Her boyfriend saw the puzzle and asked her to solve it.

Jeremy Elape is only 19 years old and his favorite pastimes are watching TV and solving puzzles. His nickname is “Ippo.”

Khan Francis C. Guieb, 28, is a CPA-lawyer from Malabuyoc, Cebu and took up Accountancy at the University of San Carlos and Law at San Beda College. He is married to a beautiful lady, Connie Navarro.

Homer Jr. Busig will be turning 30 this June 6 and works as operations control assistant at USDI, pier area.

Xavier Veloso is a civil engineer from Cebu.

Jerome Gaerlan is a doctor specializing in Radiology. He is married with three kids and resides and practices in San Fernando, La Union. He used to be a varsity player in chess and in fact won a UAAP gold medal on board five in 1980.

Stephanie Taylor is a 19-year-old computer engineering student at the University of San Carlos.

Adrain Villarin is a 16-year-old student at the USC in Talamban majoring in Mathematics.

Wilson Ng is a businessman who loves technology and has written a computer column in Sun.Star Cebu for 12 years now. He
dabbles in mental games for relaxation and was an avid chess player during his high school days.

Niña Sanchez is a second year student at Cebu City National Science high and thus the youngest of the whole group.

Anne Amores is also a 16-year-old student taking up ECE at the USC. She is from Lapu-Lapu City and is also into music and the arts.

Joel Bangalan was a former faculty member of DLSU and UP, teaching Math and Finance. He is now EVP of Present Value Asia located at Keppel, Cebu Business Park where his principal task is to develop training modules in Finance.

Jerry Maratas is a civil/structural engineer who works as an instructor at the University of San Carlos and Besavilla Engineering Review Center. He is also into private practice in structural design. He is an avid chess player and has expressed interest in joining Cepca.

Gregor Anthony Marcaida is from Manila and is in Cebu on business. He should be in Manila by now and has asked a friend to send him a copy of this column.

May Christina Bugash solved the puzzle with an impressive set of diagrams.

Tom John Pineda is 34 years old and an architect. He wrote me a very nice letter encouraging me about my columns and to keep it up. Thanks Tom.

Tony Juarez is 30 years old, a Cebuano, and intrigued by the title of my column.

Others who answered the puzzle correctly were Dr.Mario Amores of Lapu-Lapu City, Jigs Ty of Park and Go Bakeshop, Banilad, Mandaue City, Glenn Chua of Bank of the Philippine Islands, Subangdaku branch, Mandaue City and Janice Monterola.

Finally the only person who sent a solution via text messaging is Lun Chee Li who loves to play chess and badminton. He is a graduate of Cebu Eastern College and USJ-R with a degree in BSEE .He still remembers my cell number when I used to display it in my columns before.

No comments: