December 27, 2009

Video from a non-dog lover

My family, for whatever reason, has 14 chihuahuas at home. All except 2 are allowed inside the house. Here's Nacho, the FAT alpha male who's a certified member of the family. 

After one year of going back and forth for mini-breaks and holidays, Nacho and I are finally friends. I guess I've rendered enough time in the house for him to be familiar with my manscent hehe. 

Just thought I'd post Nacho video because I'm not a dog lover and this is definitely a rare scene. 

December 21, 2009

Download to smell the roses

December 18, 2009

December 17, 2009

Cebu Pac takes a quick bite out of disrupted PAL flight

Got the following tweets today from Cebu Pac. Someone's doing some serious conversion via Twitter Marketing hehe

December 16, 2009

December 9, 2009

Meet My Chimay

After being curious about this beer for a long time, I finally got to taste Chimay a couple of weekends ago in Distillery Jupiter. The one I'm holding in the pic is the 9% alcohol variety. For perspective, 9% is actually quite strong compared to Red Horse (7%), Strong Ice (7.%) and Colt 45 (7%). It's the best tasting out of all of them though. 1 bottle will set you back P190 bucks but you'll definitely be solved for the night. hic!

The first time I saw the brand I asked the waiter which of the 3-4 varieties he recommended. Our conversation went something like this.

me: Kuya, anong masarap na Chimay?
Kuya: depende sir. May taga-Leyte, taga-Samar....

Smart ass =p

December 8, 2009

Way Cooler 2012

Forget the disaster porn 2012. This is a better way to die - in full animation =D

December 7, 2009

Tuna Noon at Ngayon

Tuna Noon - grilled, raw or salad.

Tuna Ngayon - Meat Loaf and Corned

And now, presenting my latest discover from Salcedo Market - TUNA SIOMAI. Looks some kinda eww but tastes decent. Definitely won't be replacing my siomai repertoire soon.

December 4, 2009

Super Emo Friends

Last day na ng Christmas Lights

Took this clip from the light and sound show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens the other night. Being there felt like a kid again (a valuable feeling when you're getting old). Created by light designer Voltaire de Jesus and sound designer Jethro Joaquin, catch the 10 min show every weekday until the  24th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Enjoy!

By the way did I mention there's FREE Wi-Fi in the area? Didn't get to try it but its Globe Tatoo Wi-Fi so it might suck =p There's also a Caramia stall (Amici's gelato) and a Big Chill stall so you can watch the show, have dessert and blog at the same time. Yay!

Couldnt resist and made my own light show haha.

December 2, 2009

Moonbathing 12.2.09

Love love loved the moon tonight!  Here's the view from the beautifully lit Ayala Triangle =D

December 1, 2009

Meet my new Super Sampler

Thanks to Lomoflavors, I got my new Super Sampler!!! Can't wait to have my first roll developed =D

November 30, 2009

Where You Are: An Online Advent Prayer Series

After, Down the Easter Road - Hangad's Online Lenten Prayer Series, comes Where You Are - an Advent Online Prayer Series. 

In this four-part prayer guide comprising readings, reflections, and songs, Hangad invites you to light an Advent candle with them as they again set out on a journey to find the newborn King. Like the star that led the three wise men to the baby in a manger, let the light of the candles help all of us see, be with, and imitate Christ. 

Hangad hopes that by setting aside 10 to 20 minutes of your time each week, you will be able to have a glimpse of the promise that the coming of Emmanuel brings. 

Click here to start your journey.

Santa Claus is following me on Twitter!

@Santa Claus: I was naughty this year. Can you give me naughty gifts instead? Oh and can you please ring the doorbell so I can open the door properly for you? I'll be scarred for life if I wake up in the middle of the night and find an old man in my living room.

November 25, 2009

Which Lomo to get now?

I'm thinking of buying yet another Lomo camera to add to my collection. I already have a Holga(120), Fisheye2 (with color splash flash and Fisheye cutter) and Action Sampler Flash so this around I'm considering the following:

1.) a Pop 9

which can give me type of photo

Pros: Gives me 9 angles with one click/135 film thats easy to find/only P2500
Cons: Kinda has the same output as a still subject in Action Sampler (but duh... why would you take a still photo with Action Sampler. Doh!)

2.) an Oktomat 

which can give me this

Pros: Gives me 8 sequential shots in one frame(double that of the Action Sampler)/135 film thats easy to find/only P2500
Cons: Just another Action Sampler

3.) a Supersampler Dalek

which gives me this

Pros: 4 sequential panoramic shots (wider Action Sampler) 
Cons: Ugly looking camera!/no flash/costs P3800/uses 125mm film

HMMMM. I'm really leaning more towards the impractical Dalek now. Tarak kasi ng panoramic shots. What do you think?

November 17, 2009

Should bloggers disclose their commercial relationships?

As a consumer, I guess its only fair to disclose the blogger's commercial relationships. They're supposed to be beacons of unbiased opinions anyway.

As a marketer, I wouldn't want readers to know I've partnered with a specific blogger. Knowing pinoys can sometimes be just black and white, it might be hard to establish a grey area.

I guess the safest for me is for bloggers to indicate entries as "paid advertorials" when it comes to commercial relationships. That way both blogger and reader/consumer is protected.

You can do it the Nuffnang way, contextual placements are always safe implied  endorsements =p

What do you think?

November 16, 2009

Attention! "Childrens" of Fr. Amici!

I know I've been guilty of a lot of grammar crimes myself (even if Mr. Grammar Police is my partner) but I think I've pretty much mastered my basic grade school English. Thanks to 6 years worth of blood, sweat and tears shed by brave English teachers in the classrooms of SHS. Fast forward to two decades later and I wonder if the quality of English education is still the same because last week, driving by one of the Makati's all boy schools on the way to Greenbelt (daming clues!), my friends and I were greeted with rows and rows of yellow schoolbuses which said:

The Horror! PUVs I can understand but a schoolbus? Either the kids who ride this everday treat this as a running joke or everyone thinks there's nothing wrong with it. Someone contact Fr. Amici now!!!!

Thanks Cham for the quick pic! =D

November 15, 2009

Where Cognac comes from

I came across this table tonight while working on something for a liquor client. Interesting. 

Just another Friday night at Distillery

I was hanging in the corner with my 5 best friends 
I heard that you were trouble but I couldn't resist

Ok I'm not Leighton (which means I've no Chuck =p) so I'll revise the lyrics

We were hanging at the staircase with my 5 drunk friends
We finished a box of Shakeys 10 bottles of Beck's

Haha nonsense! And so is this video.

Notice that when I pan to the right after shooting at Cham and Gelo's eye level, I pass Mike's chest. Tallness.

What will I ever do without you guys? Cheers! =D

November 12, 2009

November 11, 2009

There is a reason for everything (Japanese)

Ok. So we've all seen the crazy, ingenious but very practical inventions of the Japanese. There's this

(something I wana give Loren and Jake for Christmas)

And this

(perfect for Ministop Jjampong breakfasts)

And this

(to all the single daddies out there...put your hands up!)

BUT THIS???? WTF??? Why hello cougar!