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31 July 2014

NAIA 3 New Departure Bay Assignments

Starting July 31, 2014, 5 international airlines will be transferring from NAIA Terminal 1 to NAIA Terminal 3.  They are Delta Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Cathay Pacific.

In line with this, NAIA 3 which originally used to cater to Cebu Pacific flights now places designated Bay numbers for the increasing and various airlines serviced by this airport.

Here are the NAIA 3 new airport Departure Bay assignments:
  • Bay 1: Philippine Airlines domestic
  • Bay 2: Cebu Pacific domestic
  • Bay 3: Ana, Delta, Cebu Pacific International 
  • Bay 4: Air Asia, KLM, Singapore Airlines
  • Bay 5: Cathay Pacific, Emirates
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19 July 2014

Chinito by a Non-Chinito

I've always admired the efforts by foreigners learning a Filipino song and actually singing a good version.  Here Matthew Mannucci arranges and performs his own acoustic version of Yeng Constantino's hit "Chinito." His version is obviously called "Chinita."  Kudos to you Matthew!

17 July 2014

Face Off - Literally

Trying out the Wondershare video editor to see if it can suit my video editing needs.  So played around with the trial version. And here ya go!  
Can you see me?

What video editor do you use?

11 July 2014

100K for the DJ!

This blog has just reached its 100,000th view!  Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog.

After 8 years and over 900 blog posts, my blog has finally reached 100,000 views.  It may not have taken that long for other bloggers or if I had blogged more often, but I'm not competing with anyone and definitely not catching any deadline.

It has always been a hobby of mine to blog and aside from this being my main and personal blog, I have also took on several other blogs, some which have been consolidated here and some are still ongoing because they have an entirely different theme and niche.

I've been blogging on blogger since 2006 but I've been writing since I was a teenager.  In high school, I started my fascination for writing.  In college, I created a computer program to duplicate Doogie Howser's journal as shown on the TV series just so I could enter write daily thoughts like he did.  Unfortunately, it wasn't as profound as his and so I ended up writing about my college crushes.

Trivia: My 1st take at writing for a publication was actually in college where I was a contributor for the Ateneo Math Club newsletter.  Yes, it exists! And my 1st assignment was to interview one of the new Math professors, Ms. de Lara.

After college, my first job was being a musical arranger (thus the DeeJay).  I also merged my love for music with my original college degree, Computer Science and creating a music website became the next logical step.  My experience in handling a website honed my skills in writing articles and music reviews.

Aside from writing professionally, I also wanted another venue to write about personal ideas, experiences and just about anything I considered interesting to me. Hence, the birth of this blog.

I could go on and on but I'd like to keep it short and thank everyone again for visiting and reading my blog.  Hope you find it interesting to read my past and future posts.

Looking forward to the next 100,000 views!

08 July 2014

Getting the Drift of Flip flops

Autobot Drift gets a feel for island slippers while getting ready for a stroll in the beach.

07 July 2014

The Coconut Haiku

Not your "bu" but mine.
Not quite a chocolate kind.
Juicy mix-mix time.

14 June 2014

Sax version of Michael Jackson's Love Never Felt So Good

Since Michael Jackson's unreleased song "Love Never Felt So Good" in his new album Xscape debuted worldwide last month, I've fallen in love with the song.  Its retro Michael Jackson sound makes me relive the sound I grew up with.  After each new popular song released nowadays, do a YouTube search and you'll find dozens if not hundreds of versions of each song.  Name it you got it: acoustic, acapella, choir, opera, rock or even reggae.  So far by the best instrumental version for me of this song is this rendition by Stot Juru  Check out his sax lead for "Love Never Felt So Good."

You could check out his other song renditions on YouTube.

Time Lapse Project - Cebu City

I had time to spare and was kinda bored at the hotel in Cebu.  I looked out the window around noontime and noticed the cloud formations were ever-changing. Was hoping to take a video using my digicam but unfortunately, the red battery blink of death dawned upon it.   Turned to my celphone to take a video but my memory card was full.  So it kept me thinking what could I do to record a video.  Then I instantly remembered that my new laptop had a very decent built-in webcam.

So I took out the ironing board, placed it beside the window, placed the laptop on top, and set the webcam to record.   After a few tries, I figured out how to set up a few things for a smooth recording.
  • Plug laptop especially if you'll be taking long videos
  • Set battery to always on (so the laptop won't hibernate)
  • Cover background with curtains so the glass window won't show any reflection of the room
Since it was a new laptop, I had Gigabytes of space to use.  So I left the laptop recording the Cebu pier area and went down to SM City for lunch.  I completely forgot about the laptop and went window shopping afterwards.  Came back to the hotel 4 hours after and suddenly remembered the laptop.  Stopped recording to check if it saved it all and it did!  

Looked around for a good free video editor to speed up the video.  The video looked nice at 12x faster but it was a whopping 30 minutes. I wanted something faster and cranked it up to 144x.  At this speed, you'll see boats and ships gliding through the water faster than an ant!

So here it is.  Taken from the 20th floor of Radisson Blu hotel on a Sunny Saturday afternoon.  What do you think?

13 June 2014

Top 10 Social Media Superstitions and Scary Tech Scenarios

Since it's Friday the 13th, let's ponder on the idea that social media superstitions existed.  Since they are almost unheard of,  here's some possible superstitions and eerie tech scenarios for the sake of satisfying a "what if" moment.  If you can think of some, post them here too!
  1. If the number of your followers reach 666 and stops, you are cursed.
  2. If you post a selfie underneath a ladder, you will receive #socialmedia bad luck.
  3. If you're about to be the 13th person to like a status update, wait a while for someone else to like before you do.
  4. Your tablet picks up two WiFi signals, named "Heaven" and "Hell" and you scaringly await which signal your device will connect to.
  5. You doubt Google's "I'm feeling lucky" whether it means good or bad luck.
  6. If you watch a YouTube video about a ghost at exactly midnight, that ghost will watch the beside you.
  7. If you're in a webchat that says you're all alone, but messages scroll blazing fast coming from you even if you're not typing, your device may be possessed.
  8. Your smartphone has 3G but no SIM, you have WiFi in a deadspot and your phone is running without a battery!
  9. You switch your smartphone's camera to front-facing mode to take a selfie.  Your entire background can be seen, except you.
  10. Your phone's display replicates and becomes the exact display of every TV, tablet and phone within your WiFi coverage. Can you say everybody is watching you?
BONUS:  Your smartphone's cameras (front and back) are always on and streaming to the world and can not be turned off.  The only way you can use it is to turn it sideways (sillently) and peek.

08 June 2014

The Art of Waze

Thanks to regular daily traffic in the Metro and the Waze mobile app, I've been able to compile several screenshots of heavy traffic patterns good enough to spell something out of it.  This one spells a bit.ly address actually directed to this blog.
Here are some tips for forming other letters:
  • Roundabout traffic: letter O
  • Highway traffic: letter I
  • Traffic on a zigzag road: letter S
  • Gridlock on an intersection: letter X

Share yours too!Happy WazeArting!

21 May 2014

QJar, Jarqueue, Jar-je-Que

Queue of Jars all filled with different food

13 May 2014

Under the Sea Above Sea Level

Photo of the ceiling lights at Serenitea look like it's the bottom of the ocean with a huge jellyfish about to engulf an ocean pearl.