Photo: That’s Gregg holding a plastic bottle. Shark bait! So I heard about a new technique to attract sharks. These cartilage embedded creatures are beautiful to photograph and provide a different kind of adrenaline boost to divers, alongside the fear of being mistaken for a seal — their next meal! Step 1: Take an empty … Continue reading How to attract sharks: A Four Step Guide
That dear friends is a pressure canister. Look at it. Just look at it! It’s geeky. Although I had taken my new right out for snorkeling, I still needed to take the whole thing down to at least 60 ft to see if the pressure would give way to flooding. While at the Neo event, … Continue reading Today I found a pressure cylinder in Makati and actually used it
Ugh, the dawn of video in 16:9 isn’t being kind to my blog. Word of advice: in your next blog redesign, make sure that your main column width can accomodate HD videos which is at least 560 px in width (560×340). Of course, you can always resize them, but what a hassle! I recently took … Continue reading Diving Phi Phi Island, Thailand: A Commentary on Introduction Dives
Hi folks, I’m running a contest at ForeverGeek. Got in touch with Tim from PocketMac and he’s launching new cases. The mechanics are dead simple: all you need to do is RT the post to enter. You can even spam it. Details.
Some of you may have heard about the unfortunate “Almost Tubbataha” ordeal which I went through together with several other diver friends last month. I came home with a broken vacation, low spirits, and the nervousness of not having our money reimbursed. This all pulled through of course, but that’s not the point of this … Continue reading 2010 Honda City: Thoughts after the first 1,000 km check up
JAP-AAAN! When I thought all hope was lost for finding faster dedicated servers for Bad Company 2, John Nieves of Gadgets Magazine suggested a search for Japan based servers [JPN]. Odd that EA has no current provision for Asean sponsored servers as in the past, the Battlefield series always had an abundance of dedicated servers … Continue reading Looking for Asian Servers for Bad Company 2
My rig is complete!
I got a bit of good news that arrived in the mail three days ago — BlackBerry App World is now available in the Philippines. RIM’s presence in Manila is sure paying off. We’re seeing great support for BlackBerry products and the rollout is happening quite fast. I was hesitant to buy into the BlackBerry … Continue reading BlackBerry App World now available in the Philippines
Jovic Santos from Splash Photography is selling casings for GF1’s that need to get wet! 10Bar seems to be the only “serious” case manufacturer for Panasonic as the Japanese brand doesn’t seem to carry stock housings for their cameras. It is a bit pricey (almost the cost of a regular housing for a DSLR) but … Continue reading Panasonic GF1 Owners: Now you can bring your four thirds underwater
Quark (@quarklovesyou) is guest editor for UNO’s March ’10 issue (@unomag). Here’s his note. It’s a love letter to Cebu. Fina-fuckin-lly. I never purposely meant for it to happen, but I realize that in the past ten years I’ve written for almost every men’s magazine (except ones like Red, but they don’t really count do … Continue reading A Note from Quark Henares
I’ve been piecing together what seems to be Sony’s grand plan for bringing a great consumer experience in Manila’s next generation entertainment: 3D. Last month, I attended the side by side media launch of Sony’s new BRAVIA line that boasts a milieu of features in design. But what excited the industry the most is definitely … Continue reading You’ll be able to update your PS3 firmware to enjoy 3D gaming on your BRAVIA
Our little BlogBank group is doing a raffle. We’re giving away more than a dozen tickets to the Timbaland show this Saturday. Since I’ll be in Thailand for the next few days, I asked help from a few friends if they were willing to raffle off tickets (of varying worth) on their blogs, Twitter, Facebook, … Continue reading How to score FREE Timbaland Tickets for this Saturday
Sharing with you three photos from the upcoming DRENCH Project by Rachel Lobangco. I was invited to pose in front of the camera and get wet. For charity! Bambi had asked me to bring either my wetsuit or a vintage pinstrip coat I had in the closet but since the latter belonged to my late … Continue reading A little something from Rachel Lobangco’s DRENCH Project
I am not a member of CyberPress. However, I have friends and colleagues within this organization. But more importantly, I think it is ethically wrong to fire an editor because he was doing his job. I want you to read between the lines and realize that as a corollary, this is also why blogging is … Continue reading CyberPress Official Statement: Being Unfair to Journalism