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
Slowly, but surely, the (legitimate) iPhone launch is making its way to Asia. Apple has recently partnered with O2 in the UK to be exclusive telco to distribute the iPhone. The added perk with this partnership is that the iPhone will have unlimited access to the Cloud partner hotspots around the UK.
I was watching the La Salle – Ateneo game this afternoon from a local bar in Makati and I couldn’t help but notice how the Samsung Mobile logo kept on appearing above the game timer. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see company brand names, I can’t help but feel desensitized. I don’t … Continue reading Promote the product, not the company
The Samson CO1U Condenser microphone has received legendary reviews from tech community groups and audiophiles alike. I have been exposed to using the microphone ever since Vic Icasas lent me one for recording the Mobile Philippines podcasts late last year with Art Ilano and Adel Gabot. After months of mental debate on whether I should … Continue reading Man in the Mirror recorded on a Samson C01U
Rico sent this to me earlier today. Rather disturbing. I knew my media related work would catch up sooner or later. Please help me hide. Any information on the events that occurred would be helpful.
That’s the library on the second floor of my home, where I spent 1/3 of my childhood waking hours (the other 1/3 of my 80’s was spent in front of the television and the remaining pie was dedicated to toys). Afternoons and weekends were usually spent getting lost in the piles of National Geographic, Reader’s … Continue reading Biblioteca Fernandez and Book Stores