This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tubbataha Reef’s declaration as a world heritage site. I consider myself proud and honored to be one of the contributing underwater photographers participating in a roving photo exhibit around Ayala Malls. Above is my photo of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) taken during my 2011 Tubbataha charter … Continue reading My green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) photo featured at the Tubbataha Reef 25th Anniversary Exhibit
Nokia has put a price tag on its entry-level follow up to the Lumia 610. The new Lumia 620, pegged at PHP 11,600 comes with the following tech specs: 5MP main camera and secondary front-facing VGA camera Windows Phone 8 software PhotoBeamer (free) for photo sharing Snapdragon™ S4 Dual-core 1.0GHz 3.8″ LCD screen microSIM slot … Continue reading Nokia Lumia 620 pegged at PHP 11,600
So Lilliane started this so I decided to follow with my own list of dive gear. I’ve divided the list into skin diving gear, SCUBA gear and underwater camera gear. Skin Diving Gear Black SCUBAPRO Spectra Mask The current mask I’m using now. I like the black skirts instead of transparent ones because it gives … Continue reading My Dive Gear
About three years ago I bought my first pair of Crocs. It’s akin to the first time you experience anything in your pubescent life — and then grow up to realize that what you did was a bit overrated. So despite being comfortable, the lot were in agreement that the “awkward” fashion sense outweighed the … Continue reading So will you buy Crocs after they’ve reinvented themselves?
[Off topic] Happy weekend! There are such rare occasions when I get invited – not directly, but as a date to beauty events. Such is life, and the last “beauty event” I attended was the new Shu Uemura store launch at The Powerplant Mall in Rockwell. I didn’t care much for the make up and … Continue reading One skin care product all men should consider using
There’s really no need to introduce Watchmen. For any fan of comics, Alan Moore’s creation is coming to the big screen in 2009. Watchmen symbolized the pinnacle of graphic novels and turned the tide for a comic book series to actually win a Hugo Award and a Time Magazine 2005 “the 100 best English-language novels … Continue reading Watchmen the Movie: Criticizing the Character Costumes
I recommend Stowe Boyd’s post on PR Spam. In the Philippine context, what he’s saying is that PR practitioners should engage bloggers and journalists through social tools like Twitter or Facebook, and not through the email inbox. That way, it looks more like an invitation to join in on the conversation, with our time well … Continue reading New Media is all about conversation. Spam NEVER talks back.
This morning, “Big Brian” Ligsay made me listen to a radio drama he read titled Kawatanan ng Rentas Internas which is the sad yet humorous reality of applying for a TIN or tax number at the Bureau of Internal Revenue in this developing country I’ve come to love. Now that I look back into my … Continue reading The Perils of Being a Freelance Writer in the Philippines
A few chapters through The Perfect Thing, it was revealed that one of the factors that made th iPod a huge success was the feature that it could hold your entire library of music. Looking into one’s iPod was almost like baring that person’s soul as taste in music revealed a lot about a person. … Continue reading Naked Meme: What’s on your iPod?
Songwriter Jonathan Coulton dedicates this song to anyone who has served as a code monkey in a software corporation. The song is great stuff but what really struck a chord was when he performed an unplugged version that turned the entire thing into a ballad. So yeah it struck a chord, so I decided to … Continue reading Code Monkey Unplugged Lyrics Chords and Tabs
Here are some personal observations of my FaceBook habits. Are yours similar or completely different? Deleting and ignoring apps can be a tedious process. Do you add every application that’s sent to you? The process is so tiring, it can be similar to writing off an entire cheque book or signing papers. Some apps get … Continue reading My Facebook Behavior Findings
In the Philippines, a number of bloggers I know have begun contribution stints for magazines because of their blogs. In the same light, a number of contributing writers for print have also begun writing blogs. Here are some of the publications I have written for in the past. I currently write for some of these … Continue reading Do you also write for print?
You’ve probably heard about this from a few days back. But still. A mural depicting the history of press freedom made by the Neo-Angono artists in the Philippines was censored by the National Press Club before it was presented to President GMA. How ironic that the NPC’s “press freedom” commission was censored by none other … Continue reading Press Freedom in the Philippines is a huge joke
You know, one of my favorite blogs on the tech channel is The Craigslist’s Curmudgeon. The “Curmudgeon” exposes the @$$ side of Craigslist, a site dedicated to online work mostly related to copywriting. But really though, Craigslist can help you earn a few hundred bucks on the side if you’re a freelancer. As an alternative … Continue reading Have you ever accepted work from Craigslist?