Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last post for the Year 2009

Hiya!!! It will be my last blog post for the year 2009. Year 2010, here we come!!!! Happy New year Everyone!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Samsung LCD TV LA40B650T1M Firmware upgrade

I had an avi file that was not supported by Samsung LCD TV series 6 builtin media player.  Dont get me wrong as the media player can play mkv, avi, mp3 etc. Maybe its the new encoding that was used in ripping files. Good thing after months of waiting, Samsung released Firmware patch last Nov that fixed my avi issues. You can say im pretty much satisfied to the functionality that Samsung integrates to their new product line of LCD and LED TVs. You don't have to buy external media player to enjoy your downloaded media files.

Friday, November 20, 2009

penoycentral alive!!!

Contract renewed for my hosting and domain.  i dont know if people visit or read my blogs, but who cares right. As long we blog.. we rock..

And by the way.. this site pays for this...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pacquiao wins!!! and it feels good!!!

Pacquiao wins over Cotto and it feels good!!! Ito ay isa sa mga pagkakataon na magiging proud kang maging Pinoy. Isa sa mga pagkakataon na lahat ng banyaga ay titingala sa Bandila ng Pinas.. Isa sa mga pagkakataon na nagkakaroon ng respeto ang mga taga ibang bansa sa atin... Isa sa mga pagkakataon na magkaisa ang mga Pinoy, magkakakilala man o hindi..  Isa sa mga pagkakataon na tumigil ang mundo ng mga Pinoy at nanalangin na sana manalo ang pambato ng Pinas na si Manny Pacquiao... Mabuhay ka Manny!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Singapore Starhub will air Pacquiao vs Cotto



Singapore Starhub will air Pacquiao vs Cotto Firepower.. Mali nga lang yung ispeling ng name ni Pacman sa site nila :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto Live Online Streaming Video

Pinoys all over the world are excited for the boxing match between Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto.  Everybody wants to watch it live and not by delayed telecast. Though we always search the net for a Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto Live Online free Streaming Video, Singapore Starhub will air the fight thru their Video on Demand (VOD) subscription for only SGD8(?). Beers not included.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Home Alone ulit

Home alone na ulit kami ni misis sa bahay. Umuwi na kasi si pinsan at ang gf niya sa Pinas. Sana kung babalik man sila dito sa SG eh suwertihin sila. Mahirap na nasanay na may kasama sa bahay. Kasama sa pagluluto, pagkain at panonood ng TFC.. at syempre mga download movies.. hehehehe...

Hanap pa din kami ni misis ng bagong malilipatan. End of contract na kasi ang bahay namin sa end ng november. Try din maghanap na makakashare sa rent.  Sana magkalinaw na this week ang lahat ng mga tiningnan naming room  last saturday.. Syempre, natawad kami sa rent.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ellaganda blogs about DSWD

Ellaganda.com made a serious buzz in the net today. She blogs about relief goods in DSWD not being distributed to  typhoon victims. Hay naku, ganyan naman tayo. Kapag may nakapuna na, saka hindi magkaintindihan umaksyon.  Ang masama dun, inililihis ang tunay na usapin sa paggamit ng salitang "nabubulok" . Nakakalungkot isipin.

Nabasa ko din about "donor's tax" kung hindi sa DSWD dadaan ang cash donation. Meron palang ganung buwis. Pero teka, tulong na nga yun pero bakit kelangan pang buwisan.

But moving forward, since nabulabog na ang mga taga-DSWD, kelangan magtulungan na lang tayo para maipamahagi ang mga relief goods at matulungan ang mga nangangailangan.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Finding a new Place

It so frustrating and stressful in finding a new place to stay. Our lease will expire on the first week of december and still no luck with our current room viewing.

Mr Big Reunion Concert tonight!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Green Day to Rock Singapore

Greenday will rock Singapore on Jan 14 2010!!!!

Mama, can we go please :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pinoy Big Brother

I dont know about you, new Pinoy Big Brother is boring.  Or maybe Kuya's Bahay recently opened and the housemates are still adjusting inside the house.  Masyado pang mahiyain ang mga housemates...

Pero isa lang ang masasabi ko.. Minsan nakakabingi si Mariel.. Katok sa TFC, please bring back Precious Hearts Romance... :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mr Big Reunion tour in Singapore

Many thanks to my wife as she allowed me to watch Mr Big Reunion Tour Singapore on Oct 18. I can't wait to see them live. They toured the Philippines when i was in 4th year high school but not lucky enough to watch them. Hopefully it will be a blast!!!! Bad thing we missed No Doubt last week :(

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Journey Live in Manila DVD

JBoys will release their Journey Live in Manila DVD this Oct 2. It will be exclusively available in Walmart Stores.



Track Listing:
DISC ONE
1. NEVER WALK AWAY
2. ONLY THE YOUNG
3. ASK THE LONELY
4. STONE IN LOVE
5. KEEP ON RUNNING
6. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
7. CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
8. WHEEL IN THE SKY
9. LIGHTS/ STILL THEY RIDE
10. OPEN ARMS
11. MOTHER FATHER
12. WILDEST DREAMS
13. WHEN YOU LOVE A WOMAN
14. SEPARATE WAYS
15. WHAT I NEEDED

DISC TWO
16. EDGE OF THE BLADE
17. WHERE DID I LOSE YOUR LOVE
18. ESCAPE
19. FAITHFULLY
20. DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'
21. ANYWAY YOU WANT IT
22. LOVIN' TOUCHIN'
23. TURN DOWN THE WORLD
24. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF

Typhoon and earthquake. What's next

After typhoon Ondoy cause unbelievable flood in the Philippines, a 7.9 earthquake in Sumatra Indonesia and tremors reached Singapore and Malaysia.  Everyone is asking, what's next? Hopefully thru our faith in our Lord we can surpass this tragedy. Hindi tayo pababayaan ni Bro.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New phone for Pinoy Jokes

We bought cheap phone for Pinoy Jokes and Funny filipino SMS Text TXT Messages blog. It is a Nokia 1661 decent enough to receive txt messages contributions from my blog visitors.  My old Sony Ericsson k770i fucked up when we fly from Manila to Singapore.  Maybe the "static electricity" thing killed the phone. But im pretty sure that i turn my phone off. So as a precaution, better to remove your phone's battery before boarding the plane.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze dies due to pancreatic cancer

Patrick Swayze dies due to pancreatic cancer. Rest in Peace!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Olympus Tough-8000 Shockproof and waterproof camera



We h00ted in Singapore’s COMEX 2009 a point and shoot compact camera. Olympus Tough-8000, a shockproof and waterproof digital camera.  Personal choice of my wife coz she likes to take underwater pictures. There goes my XBOX hehehe.

Olympus Tough-8000 digital camera Benefits
SHOCKPROOF (6.6ft.)
Life can be tough, this camera is tougher. Rugged metal body and revolutionary shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 6.6-foot drop, bump or other mishap.
WATERPROOF (33ft.)
A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 33 feet underwater.
FREEZEPROOF (14°F/-10°C)
Boldly enter that winter wonderland without worrying about your camera. This camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures.
CRUSHPROOF (220lbf.)
With a rugged body and reinforced LCD, the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 withstands up to 220 pounds of pressure so your camera and images are protected.
DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION
Forget about blurry shots with this 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake to keep your shots steady while Digital Image Stabilization captures crisp, clear images in any situation.

Our freebies includes:



Screen protector                                    USB Card reader



Floating arm band                             Two 8Gb microSDHC



Table tripod                                    Two batteries



Gavio headphone

Tabo Stress Test



Let’s see if this a true waterproof camera using the “Tabo” stress test



Soak for a while



Look Ma!!! still Alive!!!



Coming SOON!!! The “Inodoro” Stress Test

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COMEX is a yearly IT show in Singapore showcasing the latest technologies in a bargain price

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Talk about 9's

In US, a baby born at 9:09 on 9/9/09 weighing 9lb, 9ounce. Paglaki siguro nito, magaling suwerte siya sa Lucky 9 :) more info at gmanews.tv

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I’m so lazy that’s why I use Windows Live Writer 2009


Have you tried Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer 2009? It is a blog editor that supports blogger and wordpress. Now you can layout your blog posting the easy way.  Supports Technorati, LiveJournal, Flickr etc tagging, picture, photo album, table, map and video. You can add also  plugins from its Windows Live Writer Extensions



Full Feature List
In addition to the highlights of this release, here’s the list of all the major new features added since Windows Live Writer 2008:

  • New border treatments (including Instant Photo)

  • Crop and tilt photos

  • Insert multiple photos

  • Toolbar alignment commands enabled for images

  • Insert and upload Windows Live photo albums

  • Insert and publish video to YouTube

  • Additional spell checking languages: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English (Australia), Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, and Ukrainian

  • Server-side tagging (for supported blogs)

  • Type-down filtering in the Open dialog

  • Twitter, Digg and Flickr Plug-ins

  • Improved blog account setup

  • Lightbox and Windows Live Spaces inline preview support

  • Improved category control: adding categories, type-down filtering

  • Tabbed view switching

  • AutoLink glossary

  • Smart quotes/typographic characters

  • Word count

  • Support for bidirectional languages (like Hebrew and Arabic)

  • Tabs for view switching

  • Updated look and feel



It is still in active development so beware of some bugs that might come in your way.



Windows Live Writer 2009 Download



Monday, September 7, 2009

NU Rock Awards 2009 Vote

Next year is our National Election, but for now, go register and cast your vote to NU Rock Awards 2009

Here's my pick for this year's Rock awards

1. Artist of the Year
Sugarfree
2. Album of the Year
Villains

3. Vocalist of the Year
Ebe Dancel

4. Guitarist of the Year
Manuel Legarda

5. Bassist of the Year
Buddy Zabala

6. Drummer of the Year
JB Leonor

7. Song of the Year
Hay Buhay

8. Best New Artist
Abstain

9. Best Album Packaging
Mornings and Airports(Sugarfree)

10. Best Music Video
Ibrahim (Wolfgang)

11. Producer of the Year
Manuel Legarda

12. Smart / URock
College Band of the Year
Abstain

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Domain renewal? Not yet

domain renewal? not yet as my hosting's exchange rate is still Php45 = $1

Support Eddie Gil for President Movement!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Eraño Manalo of Iglesia ni Cristo dies

Condolence to Iglesia ni Cristo. more info at gmanews

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Old school spam

Who says that you can only receive spam messages thru email. Well here a concrete example of old school spammer. Everyday we recieved tons of flyers from our mailbox where spam filtering will not work.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Philippine Holidays

Holiday na naman sa Pinas. At isa yan sa mga namimiss ko sa Pinas.  Long weekends at Christmas Vacation. Working overseas demands much of your time. Kung baga eh kain lang at tulog ang pahinga. Hindi na din magtama ang schedule namin ni Misis. Paano kami magkakaroon ng munting Penoi nito. :(

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What happened to the old Penoycentral?

Tagalog muna tayo!!!! Night shift :( nakakahilo at nakakapagod sa katawan. Pero ang maganda dito, pagdating ng madaling araw eh wala na halos ginagawa. Hintay hintay lang ng mga alerts. Binisita ko ang dati kong blog na penoycentral.blogdrive.com Kuwela nga pla dati ang mga entry ko sa blog na kung saan eh wiling wili sa pagbabasa ang asawa ko ngayon.

Kasayang balik balikan ang mga entry ko noon. Hindi ko akalain na nakakapag-blog ako ng ganun. Siguro hindi masyadong busy at nabibigyan ng time ang blogging. Siguro magandang ibalik ko ang dating penoycentral. Hay bahala na...

New Sony PS3 Slim

Sony announced its new PS3 Slim!!! Good news for gamers and sad news for Linux geeks though as this new console doesnt have an install other OS option.
Sony stated in the press materials. Apparently Linux just isn't entertaining enough to make the cut. 

more read at  Arstechnica

Monday, August 17, 2009

Converse Chuck Taylor Metallica Edition

I had my first Chuck Taylor when i was in my high school years. Shoes immortalized by Eraserheads in their Ultraelectromagneticpop album. Red in color bought using profit from selling sweet beans to my classmates.

Yesterday, my wife gave me Converse Chuck Taylor Metallica and Justice for All Edition as gift for our monthsary. Thanks Mama!!!






[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="CD not included"]CD not included[/caption]

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Friendster pays tribute to Corazon "Cory" Aquino

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="193" caption="Friendster Pays tribute to Corazon "Cory" Aquino"]Friendster Pays tribute to Corazon Cory Aquino[/caption]

Freddie Aguilar Wikipedia entry vandalized

After the comment of Freddie Aguilar to Arnel Pineda and Charice Pempengco, many Filipino's throw their angst to Ka Freddie. One of this is vandalizing Freddie Aguilar's Wikipedia entry
Freddie Aguilar , better known as Aguilar The Talangka , is a mukhang unggoy folk musician from the Philippines. He is best known for the hit Anak ng Talangka, which became the anthem for the opposition to the Marcos regime during the 1986 People Power Revolution.[1] He is heavily associated with Pinoy rock.[2]

He is not well known internationally, and within the Philippines and Asia-Pacific region, claiming fame as the best imitator, fake song writer and singer of the Philippines.

-- Taken from wikipedia.org

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Corazon Aquino Rest in Peace

Condolence to Aquino Family and to million Filipinos. Corazon Aquino, may she Rest in Peace.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wolfgang Razorback Alive 2007

It was year 2007, so many things happened to my life... loosing my job...financial problems...new job after 4 months hiatus... my rants about Wolfgang Reunion concert in Music Museum... and now, after years of waiting, Wolfgang and Razorback released their Alive 2007 CD. Thanks to modern era, i was able to order here in Singapore thru priss of wolfgang mailing list.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Wolfgang Razorback Alive 2007"]Wolfgang Razorback Alive 2007[/caption]

Tracks:


Center of the sun


Giyang


voodo who do


Temple


as oceans


rp deathsquad


what grows in your garden


manna


sanctified


tabi ng bulkan


war pigs


CD includes Wolfgang and Razorback stickers, amob.com card, promo code for free in-games in levelup, not much of inlay cards, BEERS not included.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Samsung LCD TV firmware upgrade

Yesterday i upgraded my Samsung LCD TV LA40B6450T1M's firmware. At first im quite nervous. Oh come on, i dont want our very own 40 inches tv to become a brick. Downloaded firmware at www.samsung.com.sg/support page, unzipped software at my thumbdrive, load the firmware using the update utility of the TV.. and that's it. Proud owner of one of the latest LCD tv in the world with updated firmware.

Friday, June 26, 2009

King of Pop Michael Jackson died

Shocking news!!! King of Pop Michael jackson dies in a Los Angeles hospital. Cause of death still unknown.  More info at GMAnews

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Effect of Global Warming?

My native home town in San Pascual Batangas was hit by a tornado with hailstorm.  I could not imagine, not even in this lifetime that our town will experience snow(as the local folks believe in) Is this the effect of global warming? Where places that do not experience tornado has now tornado, places that do not experience typhoons, now experience typhoons, etc. So much for Knowing-like movies for me.

More stories at Abs-cbn News

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kantaris Media Player : Alternative to VLC

While looking for an alternative to VLC, i stumbled upon Kantaris a new media player.  Kantaris is a media player based from the source code of Videolan Client VLC and Bass audio library. It has cool 3d menu, last.fm, cool movie trailer and 3d video library. Also, kantaris support mp3, dvd and cd audio playing(search amazon and last.fm for cd covers and info).



Video Library for your locally saved movies. It searches IMDB database for movie covers and information





3D Movie Trailers



3D Menu

Kantaris media player is still on the early stage and have bugs but i can't wait for the final release.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TV galore!!!

We are contemplating to replace our borrowed TV. At first we are puzzled if we go for PLASMA TV or a LCD TV.  For some obvious reasons like power consumption, good gaming experience, price, etc. we opted for LCD TV. But now here's the deal, we are confused if we will go for Samsung LCD TV Series 5(around SGD1,900 for 40inches), or pay an extra bucks for Samsung LCD TV Series 6(around SGD2,700 40inches). Both have free DVD Home Theater system or a 21inches Flat TV.

I researched for the pros and con and found some interesting reviews from ProductWiki. Although im convinced(financially) on Series 5, my wife wants Series6 because of the Crystal Clear capability of that product line of LCD TV. Oh well, let see what happens.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The A(H1N1) Swine flu Kho Scandal

The A(H1N1) Swine flu Kho Scandal

Philippines got the first A(H1N1) swine flu case yesterday.
Hopefully gumaling yung 10 yr old na may sakit at wag sanang kumalat ang sakit
Ang pinas talaga ayaw magpahuli sa uso.

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I used to envy Doktor Hayden Kho. Good looks, good profession, great body and surrounded by beautiful old and young womens.
But after Kho's scandal circulate the internet and blue ray dvds in bangketa sells like hot cake, i realized that simple life is a blessing.
Hindi na ngayon ako ingit kasi tahimik ang buhay ko, hindi ako ginugulo ng PRESS people at wala akong hayden(hidden) camera

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Kudoz to Kris Allen for winning American Idol Season 8. An upset for judge favorite Adam Lambert. Jam naman tayo sa isang araw!!!

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Candy Pangilinan is on hot seat because of her joke about Igorot. If my mind serves me right, same thing happened to Lucy Torres
years way back on her comedy show "Richard loves Lucy"

Respect Man!!!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Morning exercise at Bedok Reservoir

Today is my first day to jog without my wife. May work kasi siya ngayong umaga. Sana makasama siya sa susunod at magtuloy tuloy na ito kahit isang beses sa isang linggo. Kailangan ko na talaga ng exercise, at konting takbo lang eh pagod na ako. Tumatanda na talaga.

Marami namang nagjo-jogging sa Bedok Reservoir dito sa Singapore. 5 minutes bus ride lang from our flat. Kanya kanyang get-up ang mga tao. Merong akala mo ay kung saan lang pupunta, may mga lalaking malalaki ang katawan na nakahubad, at first time ko din makakita ng taong nagjo-jogging ng naka-apak. :) Next week ulit. Magpapagising ako ng maaga kay misis

Bedok Resevoir Singapore

Bedok Reservoir Singapore Photo taken from wikipedia.org

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A(H1N1) swine flu in india

India post their first A(H1N1) swine flu case. So how can we protect ourselves from the flu. Be healthy, clean and put a lot of prayers.  Tomorrow is San Pascual Baylon's fiesta, im sure our town will be infected by WINE flu :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Back in Singapore!!!

Hay... after 3 weeks of vacation... we are back in singapore... and have to face reality in life..  ganun talaga noh... kahit galing ka na sa bakasyon eh pagod pa din ang katawan mo.. and masama pa nito.. night shift ako for one week.. nag-eedit pa kami ng wedding pictures at honeymoon.. so stay tuned for that..

Congrats nga pala sa Pambansang Kamao ng Pinas na si Manny Pacman Pacquiao.. Galing talaga niya!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wedding Preparations and Invites

Wedding Invitations

Ah after months of non-stop preparations, finally, its about time to reach the peak. Rachel getting Married, errr not the movie.. But Rachel and i will finally take our vows before our Lord. Life is so fun!!! We accept cash as wedding gifts, hehehehe... will post wedding pictures soon!!!! Stay tuned!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Maid from Hell

Beware of entrusting your child to other people.  This video is disturbing....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Singapore First Pinoy Music Festival(and maybe the last)

Ah, my post for this event is so late. Happened last March 1 at the Marquee Singapore. Show starts at around 11:30 pm featuring the hottest band in the Philippines!!! 6Cyclemind, Afterimage, Bamboo, Imago, Razorback, Sandwich, Siakol and the Dawn. Sad thing Kamikazee, Parokya ni Edgar, Moonstar 88, and The Youth did not make it. The ticket lady said that they were already in Singapore but Singapore Immigration holds them(??).  But there were buzz that because of the low turnout of ticket sales other bands appearance was canceled.

As Jet Pangan quote before playing "Iisang Bangka".... "Tayong lahat dito ay kasya sa isang maliit na bangka!!!!" and Raimund Marasigan's "Sa susunod na punta dito ng Sandwich, kaya naming punuin ito!!!"

Sad but true. Maybe wrong advertisement and marketing or just an effect of recession. Btw, this concert was the farewell gig for After Image, disbanding for the 2nd time. Wency Cornejo was so emotional while singing "Mangarap Ka" :(





















Saturday, March 21, 2009

Busy???

Rachel and i are super busy for the preparation of our wedding. Editing pictures, avp, invitation cards, venue, dress, food, etc. Hopefully everything will be fine as planned. Special thanks to our friends that are always there to help us.

Also thanks to Henry for this anime portrait of ours as inspired by Naruto

Naruto portrait

Friday, March 6, 2009

Francis Magalona passes away

This is one of the scariest news that i dont want to read every time i open www.gmanews.tv but it already happens.. After a long battle with leukemia, Vic Sotto confirmed on Eat Bulaga that Francis Magalona passed away. Almost a day before the Eraserheads reunion concert. Irony for Ely Buendia, first his Mom, then his good buddy FrancisM.

Condolence to Francis Magalona's Family. May the Master Rapper's music lives on forever!!!!

more news at http://www.gmanews.tv/story/151644/Francis-Magalona-succombs-to-cancer-he-was-44

Friday, February 27, 2009

Journey Asian Tour

Check out Journey's Asian Tour with their new vocalist Arnel Pineda:

March 09, 2009 - Tokyo, Japan - International Forum ----- 7:00 pm
March 10, 2009 - Nagoya, Japan - Shimim Kaikan ----- 7:00 pm
March 11, 2009 - Osaka , Japan - Koseinenkin Kaikan ----- 7:00 pm
March 14, 2009 - Manila, Philippines - Mall of Asia Field ----- 9:00 pm
March 20, 2009 - Macau, China - Venetian Resort Casino -- 9:00 pm
March 24, 2009 - Maui, Hawaii - Maui Arts Cultural Cntr --- 9:00 pm
March 26, 2009 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Blaisdel Arena ----- 9:00 pm

And btw, dont forget to check  out journeymusic.com new website. It rocks!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friendster Virus

Friendster virus?? hmmmmm...
Friendster Virus

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our Wedding Logo

This is a simple wedding logo that i designed. Font used was Allegro and Bookman Old Style with color #1ab9d6

Wedding Logo

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monte Maria Shrine in Batangas

Monte Maria Shrine is 45 minutes drive from Batangas City. A billion peso project of Father Fernando Suarez which becomes a center of critisism among priesthood because  of the financial crisis that we have today. It is said that it will have a tall statue of Mama Mary, approximately taller than the Statue of Liberty. Though the project will take years to build up but it already opened opportunity to Batanguenos living near the shrine. Along the way you will see small stores that offer crops like camoteng kahoy, saging, etc.

MonteMaria Shrine Batangas

MonteMaria Shrine Batangas

MonteMaria Shrine Batangas

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Collapsing Pre-need companies

Marami sa ating mga kababayan ang nangangamba sa patuloy na pagbagsak ng mga Pre-need companies. Ito na lang sana ang magiging kaakibat natin sa kinabukasang pangangailangan. Aking naalala ng pumanaw ang aking ama. Mula noong mga bata pa kami, sa aming maliit na tindahan sa harap ng paaralan, matiyagang pinaghirapan ng aming mga magulang na bigyan kami ng magandang edukasyon mula sa pagtitinda ng mga kakanin, snacks, pansit, at kung ano ano pa. Dahil na rin sa kahirapan at hindi katiyakang kinabukasan, naengayong pasukin ng aking ina ang paghuhulog linggo linggo sa isang pre-need company. Meron siyang isang libreta na kung saan may sticker na ibinibigay ang agent na pumupunta sa tindahan namin na siya ding kumukolekta ng lingguhang hulog. Isa itong insurance at isang retirement package. Ilang taon din ang lumipas ang paghuhulog biglang hindi na kami binibisita ng agent.. Hindi alam ng aking mga magulang ang mga technical na detalye ng mga insurance, ang alam lang nila, may inihuhulog sila, may makukuha sila pag nangailangan. Nang sa hindi inaasahang pangyayari, yumao ang aking ama.. unang pinuntahan ng ina ko ang insurance at doon nabatid na technically wala na daw ang hulog nila kasama ng retirement at insurance kasi sa biglaang pagtigil ng kanilang hulog.. Kung ganon.. bakit hindi nila kami binigyan ng sulat or dili kaya pinuntahan ng mga bagong agent upang ipabatid na maaaring mawala ang mga hulog namin...pero hinayaan nilang magkaganoon... Naaawa ako sa aking inay noon... pinaghirapan nila pero nawalang parang bula dahil sa mga teknikal na usapin...

maging agresibo sana ang pamahalaan sa pagsubaybay sa mga kumpanyang tulad nito...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friendster vs Facebook

At the airport

Foreigner : Do you have Facebook ???

Pinoy :  No i dont have.. but i have Friendster...

Foreigner:  Friendster?? What is that site??

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Doraemon on my birthday

Doraemon Birthday Gift

This is a limited edition White Doraemon. Birthday gift from our friend Sam and Nat. Thanks guys!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Ebay transaction

I bought Nirvana Bleach CD thru ebay the other day. This is my first ebay transaction. CD cost S$8.50 including local mail delivery. Looking forward for future CD bargain hunting. :)

Nirvana Bleach album ebay