I’m a little disappointed that this year’s advertising congress isn’t getting a lot of buzz in comparison to the past ones that were held in Baguio and Cebu. I’m not quite sure which agency is sponsoring this year’s ad congress PR — the radio and television, as well as the online beat campaigns don’t seem … Continue reading “The New Order” Ad Congress this November
The life of Darcie, our b5 HQ manager, has been made much easier with the release of full PayPal support in the Philippines. Ever since 2005, b5media has been using Xoom to pay Philippine-based bloggers their monthly income. The service was actually very reliable until two years later – today, where increased earnings and the … Continue reading The “return of the comeback” of Paypal, Darcie is now happy
Hey, Globe really rebrands everything so quickly. Their new Globe Visibility dongles come armed with the new corporate logos. I had to borrow one for a presentation I’m giving today: well I’ve been fretting all week over this – for the sole reason that the topic is rather obscure. I’ll be talking about “Gadgets and … Continue reading Offer a novena for my talk today!
Now this is just too hilarious (and too amazing) to pass on to anyone who understands the Filipino public commute culture. More photos of the Auto-Toda and Decepti-Toda Transportmers from Kulot. Thanks, Lauren for the tip.
Yet another traditional industry – the chocolate industry, to be more specific – has jumped into the online viral marketing bandwagon. Toblerone has collaborated with a selection of local artists to release a torrent friendly album. This effort is actually part of a campaign to establish Manila as a ‘Thank You’ Capital:
Aren’t we the most self-centered generation ever? We are. We are the most image-conscious, self-important batch of kids ever to walk the planet. Despite world-wide turmoil, we spend hours updating our Facebook profiles; hours putting our opinions and feelings into a blog– as if others care. We spend extra time on what we wear, trying … Continue reading Bloggers on air this Sunday at RockEd Radio
My usual “unpacking” routines cannot be used for this particular product. I had to burn a few sticks of incense while the unpacking procedure began.
Raphael Bartholomew writes a piece on Philippine basketball culture for the New York Times. He talks about the rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle, the culture of college basketball, game fixing, and the obtuse difference between the players of each school: Although Ateneo and La Salle have similar upper-class student bodies, their respective basketball teams … Continue reading Ateneo – La Salle Basketball Rivalry on the New York Times
In this episode, Kate and I talk about the Friendster profile angles phenomenon, put on a small demo, and give some tips on how to take better profile shots. For a higher quality download of the show, proceed here. We’re giving out prizes too! There are two contests with prizes up for grabs. Kate is … Continue reading The Jayvee and Katie Show – “What’s your angle?”
We love our machines. I’ve found that Mac users can’t wait to use their machines (when they get home from work for example) whereas Windows users can’t wait to get away from their computers because they associate them with work. Obvious generalities here I know, but I think that many would agree that it’s true. … Continue reading Are Mac users really smug and arrogant?
Last night, a few of us aspiring voice actors made an attempt to bring back the cheesy yet classic art of Philippine radio drama shows we often heard on AM radio into the Philippine Internet. Without further ado, here is the episode entitled “Ang Buhay ni Boy” (The Life of Boy). Apologies to the foreign … Continue reading An attempt to bring back Philippine Radio Drama
“Touch me not!” said the iPod touch, as the mad crowd made their way to the front, manhandling Apple’s wafer thin iPod. The official prices of the new Apple iPod line was announced today for the Philippine market. Though the iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod classic have been spotted in several Apple retailers, there … Continue reading iPod touch hands on impressions and prices
EDIT: Review of first issue here. EDIT: Read today in the Philippine Start that Playboy Philippines will be launched on April 2 2008 at the Sofitel. The editor in chief is Beting Laygo Dolor. There will be no nudity as being daring is not a mark of success. Playboy Philippines will contain articles in good … Continue reading Thought: The impact of Playboy Philippines to the publishing industry
I wrote a piece for the September issue of Rogue Magazine on “the new food critics,” revealing food and travel bloggers as authorities in the art and science of degustation. In the 1950’s, the dawning of the food critic gave rise to a certain fear in the food and beverage industry. The New York Times, … Continue reading Food bloggers as the new food critics
Today is going to be especially memorable for me as I start my adventure in bikram yoga. While I sweat inside a human-sized toaster, here are some links for you to enjoy: As tradition goes, here is the link to the schedule for Philippine Christmas Bazaars 2007. Royal Elastics, the guys behind the lace-less shoes, … Continue reading Speedlinking 19/9/2007