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
Imagine if the iPad made its debut right after the MacBook Air. Imagine if Steve Jobs unveiled the next generation iPads to be the smaller and more handy iPod touch and iPhones respectively. That would have made bigger news. Net of it all, it’s a great device to have around the house for surfing, reading … Continue reading Do you still want to know what I think of Apple’s iPad?
Although I was probably the first to see it last year, I apologize if it took me a while to post this. Having been so busy with matters of great consequence, I was unable to do a proper unboxing of the N900 that Nokia sent over. Rico pretty much nailed it here. But anyway, yay! … Continue reading Finding Maemo: Unboxing the Nokia N900
My generation is jaded with politics. And how can we not be jaded? I grew up in the Philippines of the ‘80s. We are the That’s Entertainment generation. We are the poster children for the jaded. We grew up against the backdrop of the Aquino assassination, the snap elections, the Mendiola massacre, the power outages, … Continue reading Annicka Dolonius
Gas and electricity has been insane lately. You might want to check this out. Here’s the caption from Lory Tan’s (WWF Philippines) Facebook page: Electric Motorcycles, now for sale in Puerto Princesa. P67,000 each. Imported parts, locally assembled. Range 60 KM. I rode one. Great. The in-wheel motor on the rear wheel. The 4 batteries … Continue reading For PHP 67,000 you can own a nice, eco-friendly Electric Scooter (e-bikes)
Don’t panic if you find yourself looking out from whatever household, or office, or town, or planet you’re in, and start thinking, now here’s the sort of place that just gets so damn tired. You think of how much your city turns on the dull urges of its greediest and its hungriest, how it moves … Continue reading If you only have to get one issue of UNO this year, make it this one
Thanks to Steven and Anika I was able to take out the new Mazda 2 for a couple of days. I did a bit of driving around the city as well as out of town to Punta Fuego. To put things into perspective, I’ve always been a sedan guy (I own the new 2010 Honda … Continue reading Hands on with the Mazda 2
OMG I’m actually writing about gadgets again! It’s flattering that the hardware companies have actually noticed that recently, diving > gadgets. OK let’s go! Today I give you an actual hands on with three new Nokia devices. The really affordable C3 and C6 and the E5 business phone. All of these have a QWERTY keypad … Continue reading Hands on with the Nokia C3 and C6 and the Nokia E5
Brought down two rigs for our weekend dive at Apo Reef with Cebu Pacific and the WWF. These are shots taken by Mark Limchoa from the WWF on a Sony W300. I had my video rig. In post, I turned the shots into B&W and boosted some contrasts to remove the blue fuzz and add … Continue reading Photos of Apo Reef, Sablayan