I have always argued that Neil Gaiman is more than just a writer. He’s a story teller. There are some writers, who, when you listen to them speak, sound as if they are speaking in prose. The sentences they construct are uttered with a cadence that makes you stop to listen to every word as … Continue reading Neil Gaiman Weekend
Here are some personal observations of my FaceBook habits. Are yours similar or completely different? Deleting and ignoring apps can be a tedious process. Do you add every application that’s sent to you? The process is so tiring, it can be similar to writing off an entire cheque book or signing papers. Some apps get … Continue reading My Facebook Behavior Findings
Every year, the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) gives out a set of Anvil Awards for remarkable public relations campaigns done in the Philippines. The ANVIL is a symbol of excellence in public relations in the Philippines awarded by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury for outstanding public relations programs and tools designed and implemented … Continue reading Philippine Blogosphere Pitch: Why not aim for the Anvil Awards?
Although the line was long at the Starbucks Madrigal cashier I was kept entertained by a dialogue between the barista and a woman with slightly heated undertones. The discussion revolved around whether the woman could get a stamp onto a new Starbucks planner card given the sad reality that she forgot both her cards. Apparently, … Continue reading Oh the madness begins once more!
That night, Microsoft hosted a small dinner in New York for a group of journalists, a prelude to its launch of Windows XP the next day. I have lots of experience talking to Bill Gates and do not break into tears when he yells, “That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard!” so the Microsoft PR … Continue reading Book Recommendations: The Perfect Thing by Steven Levy
I was at Fiamma the other night for the unveiling of a new technology company here in the Philippines. The invite was rather vague, announcing a new range of digital lifestyle products. I’ve never heard of Verzio before – and who would have – they’re rather new. They make laptops, cellphones, digital cameras, and pretty … Continue reading Verzio debuts in the Philippines: Makers of the dual SIM phone and other neat gadgets
*Warning* I realized, after writing this post, that I’ve reverted back to my antisocial geeky state. The following post contains raves about a series of game titles I’ve held close to my heart since college. Thus, there is sentimental value for the nostalgia the Orange Box brings as this is basically Part II of where … Continue reading The Orange Box: The best PC Game deal for 2007!
It is with great pride I announce my father’s joining INQUIRER.net’s stable of blogs. He wrote an old column several years back titled “Beyond Bottom Lines” for the a national broadsheet as well as an alternating column for FINEX. “Beyond” the bottom line of course refers to the things that businesses tend to overlook which … Continue reading Dad joins the blogosphere!
Over the weekend, Kolektib officially opened at the Cubao X (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo) together with three other shops: Mogwai, Sputnik and White Box Gallery.
It’s been two days since I got a copy of Hellgate London. Amidst mixed reviews from seasoned fans of MMORPGS, professional reviewers, and old time fans of Diablo II, Hellgate shines in many aspects and its defects, though frustrating, can only hope to be corrected with future patches.
In the Philippines, a number of bloggers I know have begun contribution stints for magazines because of their blogs. In the same light, a number of contributing writers for print have also begun writing blogs. Here are some of the publications I have written for in the past. I currently write for some of these … Continue reading Do you also write for print?
I was out for a few beers with Andrian Lee a few weeks ago. I remember that night clearly because it was then that we dreamt of how easy online transactions would become if PayPal had full support in the Philippines. “How we wish PayPal came soon.” When I got to the car to drive … Continue reading [EXCLUSIVE] ShopPay: Taking the online store to the social network
So dating hasn’t been stellar lately. I’ve decided to take up Lia’s advice and coop myself back into my geeky cave and engage in something unproductive yet fun. What timing too, because Bill Roper had also just released Hellgate London, the one and only game that is making me use my PC more often now. … Continue reading Hellgate London Collectors Edition
You’ve probably heard about this from a few days back. But still. A mural depicting the history of press freedom made by the Neo-Angono artists in the Philippines was censored by the National Press Club before it was presented to President GMA. How ironic that the NPC’s “press freedom” commission was censored by none other … Continue reading Press Freedom in the Philippines is a huge joke
I have some reviews of a couple of Nokia phones over at Cellphone9. If you’re interested, check out the following links: Nokia N95 8GB first impressions Nokia Prism 7500 first impressions Nokia E90 impressions More thoughts on the Nokia E90 On Friday, November 16 2007, Nokia will be holding the launch party for the Nokia … Continue reading Nokia Fever: Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia E90, Nokia 7500 Prism