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28 September 2008

Hole In The Wall

There's a very popular series of video clips on Youtube from a Japanese game show.  It was coined on Youtube as Humas Tetris, where contestants have to fit themselves in odd shapes that move closer and closer to them.  If they could contort their bodies to fit, they'll be saved from being pushed to the pool behind them.  

Due to its popularity, Australia has followed with their version called "Hole In The Wall".

You can check out the Australian Youtube channel at

Now the USA has their own adoptation as well.


27 September 2008

Buwisit !

I've never seen a musculado guy sing "Modelong Charing"...much more an American singing it.

This dude is entertaining.  He gives white pride to the song Blakdyak popularized.  
Darna !!!

PS: Love his T-shirt !

26 September 2008

Maluffet !

When I saw this jeep, I just had to take a pic of its rear.

The sticker says it all.

Work While You Wait

If you've scheduled your car for maintenance or checkup in a automotive service center, you'll know that it takes hours to have it serviced.   Some people like me bring their car before opening so the car would be the very first car to be serviced.  But being early and number 1 on the list doesn't mean you'll get your car in less than a hour.  The average time for a car to be serviced is 3 hours (with Toyota and Ford service centers).  

 usually leave after properly turning over the car and come back to pick it up.  Most service centers offer to contact the owner by SMS or landline when the car is ready for pickup.  
 Some people opt to wait for the car especially if they have nowhere else to go or nothing else to do.  They have lobbies usually equipped with TV sets and cable.  You could only do so much in a lobby if you're to stay there for hours.  Even with the comfort of a sofa and airconditioning, chances are, you'll be bored to death or develop a sore butt for sitting too long.  If you're skipping work and decide to bring your work to the service center, you'll find out that the distractions and waiting area isn't very condusive for working at all.  

 is why I commend Ford Libis for providing semi-private cubicles (they're located within the showroom but  separated by partitions).   The cubicles have a spacious desk, comfty chairs, chest-high partitions for a bit more privacy and wifi access.  If you can work online, then bring your laptop with you and you can conduct business while waiting for your car.   They also serve coffee or orange juice upon request free of charge while you wait.  

I'm not bringing my car to have it serviced just to avail of this ammenity but just knowing about this service is elightening for the busy work-oriented car owner who needs to take time out to cater to their car's needs.

25 September 2008

Rival Donuts

For those who haven't heard about it yet, School rivals Ateneo and La Salle go head to head in the 71st season of the UAAP.

Game 1 went to Ateneo and Game 2 is going to be a pivotal point for both teams as this is a best of 3 finals series.

And in line with the UAAP, Krispy Kreme has embraced the UAAP games and loyalty by presenting 4 donuts each with their own colors representing the final 4 schools which made it to the UAAP finals.  

Needless to say, the green donut is for Lasallites and the blue donut is for Ateneans.   Whether you want to take a bite out of the rival school's donut to signify you'll chew them up or take a bite and prove that your donut tastes much better,  Krispy Kreme wins. 

24 September 2008

Starbucks Brewing in Cainta

A new branch of Starbucks has just been opened at the entrance of Sta Lucia Grand East Mall in Cainta, Rizal.  If I'm not mistaken, this is the first branch of Starbucks in Cainta.

Compared with other branches, this one has a slightly different architecture with three distinct areas for dining, 
There's the base which is just in front of the mall's driveway,  an elevating ramp leading to a mini veranda/terrace with a couple of tables, and the airconditioned interior.  Looks like a cozy place to spend a blazing hot afternoon or an evening after-dinner drink with friends.

23 September 2008

Where In The World Is Caitlin Upton ?

If you know the game "Where In The World is Carmen SanDiego ?", then you know that we're talking about geography. 

Here's Miss South Carolina Caitlin Upton for Miss Teen USA 2007.

An eloquent speaker is not necessarily an intelligent speaker.  

22 September 2008

Creative Tapsilog Joint

I saw this food stall over at Libis.  Cool name !

Hail your tapsi now !

18 September 2008

Numbered Trees

I just noticed this last week.  If you take a closer look at the trees along the center island along Buendia (Sen Gil Puyat) in Makati City, you'll notice that the trees have numbers.  I thought it was just some punk leaving grafitti on one tree when I first noticed it.  Then I was surprised to find out that the trees were all numbered in succession.

I figured that you could use this to give directions.  Like telling someone going to the Intellectual Property Rights Building to take a jeep along Buendia and get off in front of tree #118.   Interesting concept.

17 September 2008

Batang Yagit Gets My Vote

Batang Yagit is the blog and online persona of Winston Almendras.  I personally met him during a trip to Davao earlier this year and I must admit, I'm impressed with this kid (kid online, man offline).

I'm handing my vote to Batang Yagit  for this year's 2008 Philippine Blog Awards for the Bloggers Choice Award because:

 - he's an innovator and practices whatever he learns online through his blog, BatangYagit.com

- he's hardworking, creative and multi-talented

- his blog is a constant effort and fruits of his knowledge of web design, programming, web integration and photography

- we're both a part of a tech blog 

- location is not a factor for him to excel, may it be in Davao, Cebu or Manila, both online and offline

- he's a dedicated blogger - for the blogger, by the blogger and of the blogger, so help me God.

- he is always up to date when it comes to gadgets and web-based services

- he's a fellow alumni - (Batangyagit For Others)

- if it's any consolation, baby face at cute rin (mana siya sa kuya jay niya ...  insert violent objections  now)

Overall, I find that Batang Yagit is a perfect example of producing a unique and witty online entity which extends its character and expands beyond its persona to gain sustainable interest through its interesting blog.

Kudos to you Winston !

13 September 2008

A Time To Eat, A Time To Clean

Having the reponsibility of serving ranking officials their daily meals, my dad used to be part of a crew tasked to prepare lunch and dinner with top notch class similar to a 5-star hotel.

Needless to say, he worked in a strict working environment, making sure that sanitation and cleanliness are of top priorities.  During family meals, he used to tell me what and how they prepare and serve to the commanding officers.   He told me that one of the no-no's is about cleaning or mopping the floor while other people are being served and currently eating.  This is why he always notices it when any crew members in a fastfood or restaurant clean the floor.

It's excusable if there was something accidentally spilt or dropped on the floor that needs immediate attention.  But more often than not, crew members clean the floor as part of their daily tasks without being considerate to the diners.   The chemicals sprayed used in cleaning alone is not sanitary as particles of the spray coming out of the nozzle may float in the air and contaminate any food currently nearby.  I certainly wouldn't want liquid soap particles floating around my meal.

In addition, you know the feeling when you're eating and then someone tells youa gruesome or disgusting story ?  It's enough to immediately stop eating and lose your appetite.  Well a crew member mopping a floor can have the same effect.   It's not visually appealing seeing a floor being mopped especially while you're chewing something and much worse is if you see the dirt being collected.   Some people may have stronger stomachs and can ignore this.  But I'd say it would be best to cater to all in being considerate.

The cleaning should be done when there are no customers.  Other establishments close an entire section even if only to clean a certain portion.  I'd say this is more acceptable than a crew member mopping away passing through diners left and right.  I even had some crew disturb me while I was eating  and ask to put my feet up so he could mop the floor beneath me.   I call that inconsiderate even if he was just doing his job.

I wish food outlets be sensitive and aware to this.  I have the notion that as long as they see crew members cleaning up the place, is that sanitation is at an all-time high. There's a time to eat and a time to clean.    And they don't go good together.

12 September 2008


I love the Transformers and I love to dance.  So what better way to combine them than to have best of both worlds.

Here are Optimus Prime, Mirage and Bumblebee dancing to Papaya. And oh, check out the breakdance part at the end.  It's way cool !

11 September 2008

Basketball at the Speed of Light

Okey it's not at the speed of light, but I bet it caught your attention huh. :)

I saw this guy shootin' hoops at the local Timezone arena in Glorieta few months back. I was impressed at the swiftness of his throws and accuracy of his shots. I admit I'm terrible at aiming when it comes to basketball. And this guy made it look as easy as taking candy from a baby... not to mention that this was an advanced stage and the hoop was moving from side to side.

Note: took this video with my very limited featured Sony Ericsson phone.

Now that's talent.

Cool ATMs

There are a lot of old-style ATMs.  The newer ones have multicolored displays (aside from the standard blue screen), video commercials, voice greetings and touch screen interfaces (which I have yet to encounter).   

Exterior wise, they look the same... Some look a mechanical scale where you step on a platform.  Some look like a high-rise urinal with buttons.   Some look like telephone booths that shoots out bills instead of inserting coins.  Others look boring.  

That's why this particular RCBC ATM caught my attention.  It has flashy neon lights. and from afar, it looks like a huge celphone.

10 September 2008

New Burgers From Jollibee

Jollibee has recently introduced 2 new items to their menu, The Amazing Aloha Burger and Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Burger.  The Amazing Aloha Burger had pineapple and I'm not fond of pineapples put in burgers and pizzas.  So I decided to try the Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Burger.  Both meals include fries and drinks.

The only other fastfood chain I know who serves Bacon Mushroom Burgers are Wendy's (who call their version Bacon Mushroom Melt) so it was going to be interesting to compare the two or at least try something different from the one that Wendy's serves.

The container had the label "Juicy Double Patties with exciting flavorful toppings" and a "Made with 100% Pure Beef " stamp of approval in the front.

When I opened the lid, the burger seems to be more than 2 inches high, which would 
generally mean more food stuffed inside.  Upon closer inspection, I did see the double patty topped with mushrooms, cheese and bacon. 
  It tasted pretty much like Wendy's mushroom burger but more juicy.  My only gripe is that when you hold the burger in the typical grip mode stance, the cheese would tend to drip because of its melted state.   I like soft cheese, not melting cheese.   So while I was eating, some drops of cheese found its way to my tray.  It's a good thingwax paper is wrapped around the burger when you order one.  So You can use it aside from napkins to prevent a messy table.

Other than that, I'd say the Jollibee Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Burger is one fine burger you must try.

Packaging Placement

I was at the Landmark toy store last week just checking out what kind of new toys there are in the market so I would have an idea of what to give some of my godchildren for Christmas. As I was walking around, I found this pack of plastic dinosaurs for kids. It's a set of white dinosaurs complete with water-based paint so kids can paint them.

I took the item off the rack and flipped it to check the price. When I placed it back on the rack, it suddenly startled me.

The two T-Rex dinosaurs were closely packed together that it looked like one was mounted on the other. Oh my ! I wish they'd take a better look at how it was packaged to make sure no kid would think otherwise.

09 September 2008

Student Canteen

A lot of noontime shows have come and gone. Wowowee and Eat Bulaga are the current noontime shows but before them, there was a variety of shows. Some of those I remember are Lunch Date, Kalatog Pinggan, Chibugan Na, Magandang Tanghali and some weekend noontime shows like Sa Linggo Napo Sila. One of those I vaguely remember but was able to watch a few episodes was Student Canteen. I thank that's where I remember Eddie Ilarde and Chiqui Hollman and an American looking guy by the name of Bobby Ledesma. (I always wondered why he was hosting a Philippine show). The show had those games where contestants listen to a question and line up behind the correct answer until one contestant remains.

Recently, I passed this eatery near NCBA along Aurora Blvd. I guess this is a tribute to the defunct show.... or perhaps just a canteen who wants to capitalize on the branding of any legacy the show may have made.

08 September 2008

Gabby as a Security Guard

My friends saw this standee of Gabby Concepcion for promotions of his new album and jokingly placed a security guard's hat on top.  If any security guard would look like that, I'm pretty sure a lot of ladies would leave their stuff, even a handkerchief if it would mean coming into close contact with this guard. 

06 September 2008

Lord Of The Rings Pinball Score

Care or dare to beat that ? Open challenge issued. ;

05 September 2008

Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008

I had the chance to study Unix during college.  I got to use Unix in some of my previous jobs but it was always ready to use.  I tried to install Red Hat Linux years back but even as a computer science graduate, I had a difficult time figuring out how to install and configure it.  I had to tweak and calculate the correct swap disk space, make the correct partitions, type in several cryptic command-line parameters and so and and so forth with the end result of a failure.  

It was really frustrating knowing how to use Unix but couldn't install one myself.  I tried various flavors of Unix and Linux, like KateOS, Debian, Knoppix and Red Hat and the closest I was into actually using the OS was booting from CD and using a live session.   At the press of the power button, all goes back to zero.

Fast forward to 2008.  I've been hearing lots of good reviews about Ubuntu.  I figured I'll try it out again.   Installation was straightforward and a breeze.  I didn't have to go through the myriad of screens, questions, confirmations and manual configuring that I used to endure years ago.   

For an open source operating system, Ubuntu sure beats Microsoft in terms of cost for value.  I gradually learned tips and programs on Ubuntu.  Then I found out that there are several flavors of Ubuntu like Kubuntu and Xubuntu suitable for all kinds of needs.

Last August, I had the chance to attend Ubuntu Loveday Manila 2008, which was held at the Computer Science Building of UP Diliman.  

It was nice to see that there is an emerging (if not have already emerged) group of Ubuntu enthusiasts, users and developers.  

The mid-day series of talks included topics on Ubuntu on virtualization and integrating to a Windows Network, The Wacky World of Ubuntu Derivatives, Ubuntu and the OLPC XO-1, Kubuntu & KDE: Contributing to an International Software Project and The Ubuntu 30 day challenge which I indirectly assisted in.

I saw a few fellow bloggers present and some college teachers I remember passing by in my alma mater's Science Building.  The gaining popularity of Ubuntu is exciting and hopefully, more people would be aware of its capabilities.

Ubuntu is truly Linux for human beings.

03 September 2008

Commercialized Faith

I saw this billboard along Gil Puyat (Buendia Ave) in Makati City going towards Taft Avenue.   It was a simple ad.  I hope God didn't have to place an advertising fee for that.

Just a thought... If He did, it's like God needs to  compete with other more flashy ads for our attention.   Kinda sad but sometimes it's true.
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