Late next month I’ll be off to Singapore for a three day press conference. I will also be taking advantage of this time to take a long needed vacation. I intend to take the bus or train to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore and stay with two good friends who have offered me lodging. I’m actually … Continue reading Needing Travel Advice for Singapore – Malaysia Sojourn
Wikipedia image of Ganondorf, the last boss in Ocarina of Time, 1998 I must admit that the partial reason why I bought a Wii was to play The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It has been almost ten years since I last played a Zelda game, and if you got the time line right, 1998 … Continue reading Cooped Up in Fantasy
I had come from a small blogger event for the launch of the “Blogger,” a bag model that belongs to the Timbuk2 line of bags. Timbuk2’s “core competence” has to do with making very durable messenger bags as the company was built and grown by people who were into the “delivery by bike” (a.k.a. “messengers”) … Continue reading Timbuk2 Blogger Bag Isn’t Just for Bloggers
Though I’m not as active as before, I’m still registered as a beta tester for Astraware, the small company in London that publishes and licenses games for the Palm OS and Windows Mobile. These games include Bejeweled, Seven Seas, Broken Sword, Tradewinds and many more fun titles. The experience is rewarding as new games for … Continue reading Be a Mobius Game Tester Today!
After what seemed like an eternity, Jed finally got to print and scan the roll I took using her Holga. I was using Fuji Superia 100 film for this set. Here are some shots that caught my fancy. I especially like the double exposure experiment done in the second picture as it looks eerie. Not … Continue reading Holga Shots using Fuji Superia 100 Film
SMART finally launches their mobile TV service in partnership with MediaQuest. The time between now and my Boracay trip last April dictates the several weeks of preparation of the guys from SMART to go live with the service.
The inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center remake Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Some of the many many things inmates do to occupy time. BONUS: Take note of the guy dressed in drag.
Holy cow, I knew this was possible, but highly improbable — that you can actually commercially survive with $500.00 worth of food in a year. Here in the Philippines, that’s roughly P100.00 a day excluding weekends. What you get in each bucket of Emergency Food Supply: Basic preparation will impact the probability of your family’s … Continue reading Emergency Food Supply
With a number of bloggers wanting to become more like journalists, and a number of journalists venturing into new media, the one great thing about the venturing forth into the web is how a ton of resources are now available on tips for writing better. Back in the day when the Internet consisted of a … Continue reading The Ease of Writing Resources
Several months ago, I was having a conversation with Joey Alarilla about how the Internet and social media are causing a phenomenon which I want to call “compartmentalizing” your life. This phenomenon is most apparent, but not limited to, bloggers who have started several niche blogs – compartmentalizing their life to food, technology, travel, politics, … Continue reading Compartments
So the last book of Harry Potter saga comes out today. I don’t think I’ll be able to stand trying to avoid the spoiler parade from all over the place. Maybe I should just lock myself up and finish the book in one sitting. The problem with the household is that all of us here … Continue reading Will I Be Able To Take This–?!
Alright i’m such a geek. While waiting for a friend at Fully Booked at the Bonifacio High Street, I was actually able to finish Seth Godin’s The Dip lying around the third floor business section. The Dip, a book I fondly call “the little book that quit” is a short (80 pages!) and tiny little … Continue reading So I finished a book while waiting in the book store …
not a bikini, but you get the drift … I was having a beer with a friend who works for a well known consumer technology company and we were talking about how having a bikini clad female on the front cover of a Philippine publication can be a deal breaker or a deal maker for … Continue reading Bikini Female on Front Cover: Tatooed on Advertiser Mind?
Winthrop Yu, former head honcho of PC Magazine Philippines led me to this Forbes piece on how specialist blogs are stealing rich advertising from tech media – and I don’t just mean traditional tech publications, but their online counterparts also. In other words, if I were an advertiser, I’d actually see more value in putting … Continue reading The Narrow River of Content
So it finally hit me. The GTalk banter of CJ telling me to go to sleep were all unheeded as she would see me online at 3PM her time, which is about 12 hours in time zone difference. Repeated late nights online and the preference to walk around the city (instead of taking a cab) … Continue reading Blogger Down!