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!
Been reading a lot about the upcoming peripherals for the Wii. One such interesting product is the Wii Fit peripheral that converts your Nintendo Wii into a personal trainer. Gamespot reports: As we saw with the Reggie, you can’t play Wii Fit without first letting the game calculate your BMI. This figure is apparently a … Continue reading Coming Soon: Yoga on the Nintendo Wii
[display_podcast] I was able to interview T9’s Marketing guy, James Young last week. For those unfamiliar, T9 is the company behind the “predictive text” software we see in most Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Windows Mobile and Motorola phones: A campaign is being launched in the South East Asia region to address the alarming rate of elementary … Continue reading T9 Advocacy: “We’ve lost one generation to TXT Speak”
Yesterday morning, I brought my family to a mini breakfast meet up with Dine, Noemi, their husbands and Chats. My mother was quickly assimilated into the group and boring talk about child rearing and childbirth were brought up. The small meet was held at Portico, at Serendra by invitation of the marketing group of Chateau.
Kirby, veteran (and cutest) fighter from Super Smash Brothers photo c/o SSBB website This post is more than a year late. With the Nintendo Wii becoming yesterday’s news, the iPhone is now the news breaker as the dawn of a new technology revolution has begun. I’d like to dedicate this post to write a bit … Continue reading Afterthoughts on Making Wii Wii
I’m going to make an educated assumption that SM Hypermarket / Taste Asia spent no more than P300.00 per head for the Taste Asia Blogger Meet. Factor in the 150 guests and we come up with a magic figure of P45,000.00 for the food. What can P45,000.00 buy in terms of advertising? It can buy … Continue reading P45,000.00
The SM Group of Companies has always been, in my opinion, one of the more traditional and conservative corporate institutions to have inculcated itself as a strong part of Philippine culture and mass consumerism. Which is why I was surprised to have been invited as a resource speaker a few weeks ago to help shed … Continue reading SM Hypermarket: Business Blogging Booming?