and … Been saving my Audible credits — finally let go of two to download these two hits: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Nurtureshock. If you’re after a gripping murder mystery, grab this book. If you’re looking for a new “controversial” book on parenting, Nurtureshock is the “Freakonomics” of raising kids.
I finished — and passed — 23/25 correct answers! I’m now certified for Enriched Air diving, which means longer bottom time before decompression kicks in. Great for wreck diving and long live aboard dive trips!
PRICE UPDATE: Below PHP 8,000.00 This landed on my desk tonight. It is called the TORQUE TQ800 Trinity. Say bye bye to dual SIM: this one has slots for three SIM cards. They call it “triple SIM, triple standby” which simply means that while one of the SIM cards is in use, the other two … Continue reading TORQUE TQ800 Trinity: Triple SIM, WiFi, Mobile TV (below PHP 8,000.00)
A couple of years ago I downloaded The Ur-Quan masters, a rerelease of a game I used to play heavily in my grade school years on the PC. It had a checklist that fulfilled a sci-fi geek’s wish: lots of ships, lots of aliens, a commentary on man’s struggle against insurmountable odds, explosions, and yes … Continue reading A Piece of Childhood
You know, it’s been a WHILE since I got comments that could serve as actual blog posts. You know, I wish I could have given away more tickets — I really wish I could! But the reality of the situation is that I only have two. And these two go to Benj and Vangie. I … Continue reading Congratulations to Benj and Vangie!
The machinations of Philippine commerce is rooted in sponsorships. A sponsorship is not a gift. It comes attached with a string, more often than not a tight one. It tugs. It demands. It does so in exchange for something of greater or equal value. But it does so with a smile. On the other hand, … Continue reading Overflow
What I find simultaneously epic and funny is that the device he’s using quite resembles the contraption he used to filter urine from fresh water in his blockbuster hit, Waterworld.
It came to the point where I had to move a little bit of rock to get the sorry little buggers out of the crevices. Floating from an angle, I motioned to Denise that I wanted to give it a shot and grabbed the BBQ tongs to pry the crown out of its strong velcro-like … Continue reading Harvest
Crap. I thought I had my camera inside the car’s glove compartment. The joke’s on me. So it was just me and the Nokia N900’s camera. I took a hundred or so photos inside the Costa Romantica. After all, I’m on a boat. Click for more photos.
Vincent lives in the Philippines. He beat Sim City. I was about to say “call this guy, MMDA.” But after reading this interview, the perfect totalitarian city scares me. There are a lot of other problems in the city hidden under the illusion of order and greatness: Suffocating air pollution, high unemployment, no fire stations, … Continue reading This guy. This is the guy.
I was floored when I got a call from C&G asking if I would like to take part in promoting this event. I’ve seen him work his magic on the Internet but it will be quite different when you see it in person. So here’s the deal. I have two extra tickets to Al Gore’s … Continue reading A convenient way to win 2 highly coveted tickets to Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”
“Oh no there goes Jayvee talking about diving again.” I know, I know.
What’s worth more? Time or money? There are tens of thousands of WWF Philippines donors who, due to the rigors of the daily grind cannot find the time to volunteer their time. Instead, they donate money. This is great! As a donor, my monthly financial contribution isn’t much but to make up for this, I … Continue reading Time is money, so it might be something worth donating!
“Jayvee Fernandez? Who are you?” The girl at the registration table didn’t see my name on the list. I double checked — I knew I had confirmed with the PR agency a couple of days ago. But this was getting embarrassing as I was holding up the line. I must say that It is awkward … Continue reading Instructions