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17 April 2014

My Top 5 Favorite Teas

My overhead compartment at my office desk is all tea!
I love tea. I actually prefer tea over softdrinks.

I used to drink a lot of bottled fruit juices and teas but since a lot of them contained a lot of sugar, I cut down on my manufactured tea consumption and switched to hot tea where I could control the sugar intake and choose what kind (brown, coconut, splenda or none at all).

Since then, I've tasted a lot of teas from different countries (thanks to all who've been giving me different tea flavors to sample too!)  I actually have over 25 different flavors in the office.  Having tasted a lot of teas (and boiled lots of water in the process), I present my Top 5 Favorite Teas.

  1. English Breakfast tea - it's your all around tea, so breakfast is not the best term to describe it.  But it does have that kick that you'll most likely need in the morning so I guess that's why they call it such.  It's also one of the most popular complimentary teas you'll find in a hotel room.
  2. Jasmine tea - I actually don't like flower-based teas.  This is the exception.  Jasmine tea doesn't taste anywhere near a flower.  Its light and mild flavor makes it easy to consume more than a cup.  If you have a tea pot of this, don't be shy to get a refill.
  3. Oolong tea - Whenever I'm in a Chinese restaurant, I won't think twice on ordering this as my drink. This is one tea that doesn't need any additional sweetener to enjoy. This is best taken before and after meals as it would bring your taste buds back to normal.  No matter how full you may be after a hefty meal, an additional cup of this tea won't make you any fuller.
  4. Blackcurrant tea - I actually liked the tea line of berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry) until I tasted this one and instantly preferred this over the berries.   Its grape-like flavor is good if you prefer a stronger taste for your tea.
  5. Mint tea - I'm a fan of any mint-flavored candy (peppermint, spearmint) and so this tea flavor was no-brainer for me.  This tea leaves a fresh and soothing taste and sometimes feels almost as if you just brushed your teeth.   
What's your favorite tea flavors?

10 April 2014

Suvarnabhumi Airport Architecture

Gigantic curved architecture at the departure gates of the Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

02 April 2014

Google Street View Car Spotted in Paranaque City!

Last January, I was invited to attend the launch of Google Street View Philippines.  Unfortunately, I had work that day (I regret actually not going).

Since its launch in January 2014, Google Street View, which has been popular for making it so much easier to virtually tour streets and places in the U.S. with this technology, brought the same technology to the Philippines.  For the 1st time, Google Street View capturing tools were going to capture Philippine streets and lcoations.  The Google Street View car started going around taking imagery to attach to Google maps.  And in places where the Google Street View car couldn't fit (think eskinitas and other terrain that a car couldn't traverse), there was a backpack version of the Google Street View device where a person could just strap the backpack and walk around capturing the same imagery.

It was only this morning that I actually saw one in action.  Well I don't really know if it was recording at that time, but I did see the Google Street View car going around.  It entered the Skyway from Bicutan in Paranaque City and exited somewhere around Magallanes in Makati City (I think).

I was keenly interested if it was travelling at a constant speed so it could capture images.  However, with the 60kph minimum speed limit, I figured it would need to go at least that fast.  Funny that it sped up, then slowed down, then sped up again.  I was thinking maybe it was taking instructions from a computer telling the driver to go faster or slow down similar to taking a panoramic shot.  But anyway, it was just nice to see the actual Google Street View car on the road and in action. If you've seen it elsewhere in the Philippines, post a comment and let us know where you saw it.

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01 April 2014

New Blog Name: The KJ Who's not a KJ

Since this blog has been up for years, let's do something different.
Changing the name to The KJ Who's not a KJ.

Alright stop, collaborate and listen
It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Baby if I could change the world,I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life.
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Everyone else in the room can see it
Everyone else but you

It's not time to make a change, just relax, take it easy.
The cold never bother me anyway.
(Krazy Jay)

Happy April Fools Day!

20 March 2014

Breakfast Bits

Cherry danish, wheat bread and cheese, thin roast beef slices with a slice of egg and tomatoes.

09 February 2014

Powers That Be

I don't know what to do.
But I'm prepared to waste time looking at you.
I know you'll keep me occupied for hours.
But I still control you and your power. - (Television)

07 February 2014

Microsoft's New CEO gains 100,000 Popularity In The Form of Twitter Followers

If you're a techie, then you should consider following Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella on Twitter. He gained more than 100,000 new followers in less than 2 days. Follow Satya at @satyanadella.  Follow him to see what initial tweets he'll make about Microsoft and the IT industry.

28 January 2014

As The Sun Starts To Set

Sun starting to set at Manila Bay

14 January 2014

New Social Networks I'm Not Signing Up To (Just Yet)

As a social media specialist, I'm always on the lookout for the newest social networks.  It may take time for any new social network to gain a substantial number of people using it.  But at least signing up for an account would let you explore how it looked like when it started and the more important reason, reserving and securing your own username/handle/account which is handy if it does get popular.

So I checked out a list of some social networks to look out in 2014 based on this list entitled "6 Social Networks to Watch in 2014" and it seems that I'm sticking to my current social media platforms.  Here's why:
  1. Sportslobster (https://sportlobster.com/) - Its strength lies on sports enthusiasts and real time updates.  The only sport I'm interested in watching is wrestling and we don't get any live feed here in the Philippines.  I'll just end up reading spoilers and would rather watch it than read about it.  
  2. Shots of Me (http://shots.me/) - I have nothing against Justin Bieber, even if he's funded this social network.  I have nothing against selfies either.  It's just that this app is available only on iOS devices.
  3. Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.com/) - Interesting concept.  Help your neighbors reporting unusual activity and  learn your neighboorhood better from people who actually live near you.  So why am I not going to use this?  Currently only available in the U.S.
  4. Impossible (http://www.impossible.com/) - Helping others sounds like a good idea.  The social good samaritan, you'll be.  But I got this error message when I tried to access it via the web.  Looks like for now, viewing it is "impossible."
  5. Medium (https://medium.com/) - Looks promising.  Large fonts and lots of space in the interface but I find a lack of navigation buttons a hindrance to leisurely hopping from one post to the next.  I'll rank this "medium" for now.
I'll stick with whatever Klout includes in their ranks for now.

Cakes and Wine

Do you think cakes and wine mix?

08 January 2014

[Photo] Choose Your Own Adventure

Watching 6 elevator doors switching floor numbers every second.  It's like a choose your own adventure scenario.

03 January 2014

New Section: Features

A new section on the site will be reserved for featured posts by this blogger or other bloggers with guest posts. Stay tuned!