Dennis A. Amith

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The One about the MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic Gloves

I had the opportunity to use the MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic Gloves on a worksite and also doing work at home. I have large hands, so was glad to know that size Large was good enough to fit on my hands. They fit perfectly and was able to do work with them and not feel any discomfort. Had a few screws that were connected to the magnetic portion of the glove which worked very well. […]

The One about my DNA Results Part 2

Second round of my DNA results but this one being more detailed of my ancient DNA history.  Last week, after receiving my AncestryDNA, I downloaded and uploaded my data to GEDMatch. Running through various tests… Eurogenes K12 as expected showed an 88% of being East Asian and 8% South Asian. Eurogenes K36 is where I expected the Filipino ancestry to be even more broken down to Malay (not the ethnic race, but the term coined […]

The One about GEDmatch Archaic Matches

This one is rather interesting as I compared my DNA to ancient discoveries of people who had their DNA fully sequenced. At 0.5 cm (50 SNP), you see a few with strong connections. I took it down to 1.0 (100 SNPs) and we start to see the connections now beginning to limit itself to a few. At 3.0 and 4.0, a DNA connection limits itself to two possible descendants. I’m looking for deep ancestral connections […]

The One about my DNA Results Part 1

Old family photo Growing up, I always identified myself as Filipino American or Asian American. But when you get older, you start to wonder, why is it that my brother or my sister are lighter (which my mother is)?  Why does my grandfather kind of look Indian?  Where does my family originate from? And our last name, “Amith”… It doesn’t seem like it’s a common Filipino last name.  In fact, I have met people from […]

The One about Stephen R. Covey

In life, everyone encounters personal and professional problems. I was in my late teens and as much enthusiasm that I had in life and wanting to make the best of it, my life hit a speed bump after the death of my grandmother. Needless to say, I was out of it for awhile, until a group of friends, professionals who were concerned because I lost my energy, my drive, stepped in to get me out […]