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Manila Bulletin presents: Historic Vigan was officially declared as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the world in front of St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral on May 7, making the Philippines, one of the three countries in the world with more than one wonder.

VIDEO: Urban Agri Trade Show by Manila Bulletin


Check out our feature on the Urban Agri Trade Show at the Rockwell Tent.


Motorized Blinds: The New Grade A+ Boiler on the Block

I’ve been in the market for a whole set of blinds or curtains for the new house. It wouldn’t have been so urgent had (1) the afternoon sun be creeping into my LEGO pirate ship display above (which is a big no-no!) and (2) my toddler having a hard time going to sleep in the afternoon because we don’t have a single dim room.

The authorities might be attempting to drill into us the importance of Grade A boilers and other heating devices that can supposedly save us money, although we have another electric suggestion. Motorized blinds may have been some fancy gadget several years ago, but their capabilities over recent times have soared through the roof. Their features now mean that you can use them to great effect when it comes to temperature control, as we will now find out.

Partition Manager Professional 10.5 and why it’s a necessity

As a tech guy who is very sensitive to storage space needs, I’ve been rather wary when it comes to the issue of dealing with managing storage space. For one, in the country I live, Internet penetration is on average quite slow so the cloud isn’t a good enough solution for backup solutions like Carbonite.

For the past 6 years I’ve been running Bootcamp on two MacBook Pros, playing around with the partition between Windows and Mac. I’ve been looking for a similar solution that isn’t from Apple which I can apply across the board to my other devices and it seems that the best solution offered today comes from Partition Master Professional (latest version is 10.5 as of this writing) by EaseUS. For instance, not only does it partition a drive, it can also remove a partition without deleting data, which is the most convenient thing ever. For those who tread the two paths of Mac and PC, you can also easily convert (format) to and from FAT32 and NTFS with ease.

LEGO Certified Store at KidZania in BGC

I was invited to the opening of the country’s first LEGO Certified Store at the KidZania building along BGC. Check out my piece in Manila Bulletin on the opening, with photos.

It was also good to be reunited with old Internet friends Marc and Sharm Macalua all dressed up as Storm Troopers for the launch. There’s also a piece on the 501st Legion on Manila Bulletin here.

Using events to market your business

In this competitive business environment we are living in, it can be a daunting task to get a small business off the ground. With all of the other companies, it can be easy for your business to be swept under the rug and forgotten about unless you are very diligent with your preparation. There are a wide variety of factors to consider when you are first starting a business. Some of these details are more critical than others. It is the choices than you make during this crucial period that will determine if your business is a success or if it will disappear quickly. Here are some tips regarding how to make your small business grow.

Paper or Pixels? Reading in the Digital Age

2015 marks the year where publishers finally see the sober reality of how traditional paper books have recovered sales. The eBook fad may be dying.
But eBooks are not dead. At least not yet (I personally still read on my Kindle). There’s many a reason as to why eBooks will still thrive together with print.


Answering the #BootLEGO Question

This post originally appeared on THE DORKSIDE. Click on the link below to read the full article.

Is fake LEGO worth the money? It’s no joke: next to collecting Play Arts action figures, LEGO doesn’t come cheap. Although in recent years the Danish brick giant has come up with more affordable products like Mixels and Bionicle, the core LEGO sets are still priced at a premium. Add to the fact that in the Philippines, sets are priced around 30% higher for small to medium boxes and about 100% higher for the big collector sets. Any pragmatic AFOL – that is — Adult Fan of LEGO — may probably want to opt for an alternative, if there was one.


Gears of War: Maximum Security Gadgets For Cyber Crimes

Technology gears up in the war against cyber-crimes developing the latest maximum security big guns in gadgets to protect consumers everywhere. Whether you choose to log in on an encrypted laptop device or your average smartphone, you will have more ammunition and shields to keep you protected from hackers, identity thieves, and malware.


On ABL’s Responsive Design

About two years ago, I felt the urge this blog needed a design overhaul. First and foremost, responsive design played a huge factor in the call to upgrade as many of the existing WordPress plugins didn’t make the site too appealing on mobile. I called in the guys from PixelKit to do an overhaul. Responsive design wasn’t the only focus though as I wanted the option to apply a different template to posts that were deemed “less news more features.” Here are some examples:

Oppo R5 Video Review: Chop vegetables, run it over a car

In this Manila Bulletin TechNews special, we take a look at the toughness that is the Oppo R5. It’s not just a phone =- it’s practically a kitchen appliance. Specs include a 5.2″ AMOLED screen built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 16MB of internal memory and a 1.5GHz Octacore Snapdragon processor.

For the full video, click on the link below.


How to Choose Safe Energy Pills

If you prefer to get your energy in pill form rather than in a drink, you might be considering energy pills. You’ll want to talk with your doctor before you start taking pills to ensure they’ll actually help you and that you won’t be throwing your money away. Properly research the long-term and short-term effects of any pills you’re thinking of taking.

The Legendary Elton John To Perform At Westpac Stadium In Wellington New Zealand

If you are going to be in the area of Wellington, New Zealand on November 21, 2015 and you are a fan of Elton John you will be in for a treat. The legendary Sir Elton John will be performing a live concert at 8:00 PM at the Westpac Stadium.

About Elton John
Sir Elton John may be almost sixty-eight years old but you would never know it to see him live in concert. He is just an energetic now as her was back in the 1960s when he originally started to write and perform. Currently he is a singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer and even the occasional actor. He is known as one of the best selling music artists in the world. His accomplishments include fifty songs that have made it to the Top 40 hits list, including the song that many know as Candle In The Wind, which sold over thirty three million copies worldwide. Other achievements he has received as six Grammy Awards and Five Brit Awards. In the year 1994 he was indicted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list of accomplishments and achievements can go on and on.

Manila Bulletin Advocacy in Occidental Mindoro: Watts of Love Partnership


This video needs to be shared. Prepare for tears.

From the Manila Bulletin video channel:

Years without electricity have practically made residents of Ilin Island in Occidental Mindoro a recluse. But light came at the end of the tunnel and the world was never as bright as it was before the eyes that finally see light. Meet Nancy Economou of Watts of Love, the moving force behind Ilin Island’s enlightening moment

The Dorkside: 3 Lifehacks I Learned as a Gamer and a New Parent

This is an excerpt of a piece I wrote for a new site I contribute to called The Dorkside with fellow dorks Jessica Mendoza, Gino Quillamor and Chico Garcia.

Now that my son is 2, I look back to the first few days when he was a newborn and how he completely changed my life as a gamer. You’ve probably heard the chides that being a dad with a newborn gives you a future Player 2. That may be true – but that future is far, far ahead. I am by no means a casual gamer — video games were my security blanket, my virtual therapist and the one constant hobby that has never changed, even now at 34. But parenting. Ah, there’s the rub. Here’s how my hobby changed.

I make sure there’s a pause button

If the game I’m playing is heavy on story and cut scenes (Telltale’s The Walking Dead or The Last of Us come to mind) I avoid playing these sorts even when my son is taking a nap. Imagine him waking up crying, looking for milk and an important plot piece was being revealed in a 10 minute cut scene that I can’t skip. There you go. When I was in the vicinity of my newborn son, I could only play games that could be paused at any time (the PS Vita comes to mind because the main system button can pause any game at any time) or games that didn’t need me to be fully engaged: turn based strategy games like XCom: Enemy Within, Endless Legend and Civilization V do come to mind as staples. So yeah – new dads. Being a parent doesn’t mean you should give up your hobbies. Your hobbies may just take other forms. Cradling my son to sleep on my shoulder still allowed me room to play Warhammer Quest on the iPhone with my other hand. It’s a skill. You’ll get there.

For the full article, click here.

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