Disyembre 31, 2006

COMELEC SUCKS LESS, Very good! (Voter Registration Day 5.). Take Care Jennylyn Mercado. Still finding it hard to belive “Enteng Kabisote 3” won Best picture sa MMFF (ang saya naman ng controversy!), I want a free laptop too! (promise, hindi ko papaboran ang Microsoft), Philippine Online Photo Developing services (hey, they even deliver the pics to you!) & Nabitay na pala si Saddam!

Posted in COMELEC, News, Opinions, RANTS!, Showbiz Sa 3:15 hapon ni naksd

(Try naman natin yung mas madaming topics sa isang post. Happy New Year nga pala sa inyo. Ingat!)

Akala ko ngayon na matatapos ang aking COMELEC Voters registration para sa May 14, 2007 Elections (Kung matuloy 🙂 ) . Dapat nga ngayon, Picture and biometrics. I went there at around 7:30 AM and this time, kaunti pa ang mga tao. YAHOO! Then wala pa ako sa cut-off noong nag-palista ako ng name ko. Ayun, i expected nga na before mag-kagulo na sa mga kalye today, tapos na ako.

Well, merong twist na nang-yari. Yung paper na kung saan ko sinulat yung name ko ay “Unofficial” pala! Hindi nila pinatulan yung listahan! Kaya back to pila nanaman ako and risking again the cut-off for that day.

Good news, Until January 7, 2007 pa ang Picture and biometrics (yes!) pero ang mga mag-susumite pa ang documents, until today only. I opted for the January 5, 2007 (Friday) Schedule. Sana tapos na talaga ito for good. They followed #3 in my advice to COMELEC, check it out on my previous post that i made on Dec 29, 2006.

Naku, Si Jennylyn Mercado, Nag pa-check up nanaman sa St lukes’ for Bronchitis and pneumonia. She need to rest for a week (Source: http://www.philstar.com/philstar/PINOY200612317304.htm ).

Ngayon si Jen, alam ko and most of the public na may sakit sya sa puso and sabihin natin na kasing fragile sya ni Megan Young (naku, panoorin nyo yung mga episode ng Season 2 ng Starstruck to see what i mean to Megan). Now because of overwork, intriga and Mark Herras (i made that last one up!), iba’t-ibang sakit na ang nag-silabasan. There is a prediction made by some psychic (forgot his/her name) na si Jen ay kailangan mag-stop sa showbiz and be back to a regular citizen. Lubusin na nya ang kanyang career and close her own issues (Yung kay Mark Herras, Alessandra de Rosi [did i spell it right?] & Ryza Cenon.)

Bakit nga kaya sinali yung “profitability” sa criteria for judging of Best Picture sa MMFF this year? Dapat lang tignan yung technical and story aspect, hindi pera. Hiwalay na award iyan like yung most profitable cinemas.

Recently in the blogging world, asar sila ngayon sa microsoft dahil they are “bribing” respected tech bloggers by giving them laptops with Windows Vista and Office 2007 preloaded. Anong bribing? Malamang yung mga bloggers na iyon, hindi pa nakahawak ng Vista then here is MS giving them laptops to test the OS, then sa kanila na iyon. Ang ayaw kasi nilang mangyari ay dahil doon, editorial quality will be diminished and dinaan nalang sa bagay para possibleng maganda ang review. If i were given a laptop too to review vista, i will write what i feel is to write, not based na libre na ang laptop ko.

Digiprint.com.ph & picatoo.com . Sila ay nakakatuwang masubukan kung ano ang end-result ng mga pictures ko. They are online photo printing services na ang gagawin mo, you will upload your pictures to the website then they will print it and deliver it to you, prices are like in malls and if the order is 200 pesos & above (as in the case of digiprint), free delivery na sya.

In the WHOA! Dept.  Nabitay na pala si Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity.  Hindi na pinaabot sa bagong taon.  I hate saying something good to a dictator, pero tao rin sya and may he rest in peace, at least hindi na sya guguluhin ni Bush.

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Disyembre 30, 2006

The MMFF Winners, WHAT!?!?!, COMELEC, I’m ready to give up (Voters registration, day 4!) & The World Pyro Olympics, Oh my!

Posted in COMELEC, News, Opinions, Showbiz Sa 9:04 hapon ni naksd

The winners are already announced kagabi (bakit sa Ch.5 nila pinalabas, hindi ko tuloy naumpisahan. I’m expecting it on Ch.9) sa MMFF this year, Best movie: “Enteng Kabisote 3”, NGE! Hindi nga nanalo sa ibang awards, pero Best Picture pa nadale! Yun pala, 40% for deciding kung sino ang Best Picture is based on Movie revenues, and dahil nga Mga “bata” ang manonood, dala ang magulang which dadami ang benta ng tickets. Yung “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” naman ay 2nd best picture and maraming nahakot na awards, including the special awards like the “Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award” & “Most Gender-Sensitive film”. Mukhang maganda sya ah!, I should reconsider watching this movie even though i’m a bit judgemental on Judy Ann Santos.

Again, COMELEC Sucked even though they Suck less now dahil may mga pila na but still, hindi parin ako nakaabot sa cut-off nila for picture and biometrics! My fears might be for real that i might be stuck in firecracker street with no way out but the emergency room of the nearest hospital! Dahil babalik nanaman ako bukas for the last time before the new year.

And if you are still in one piece after the new year, why not watch more fireworks over at the SM Mall of Asia for the World Pyro Olympics (http://worldpyroolympics.com Site was down as of this post) on January 5-7 & 12-13, 2007. Mahaba ito compared to the weekly fireworks display that SM does (yaman nila!). I Plan to go there if time permits.

Disyembre 29, 2006

Will be fixing the Paragraphs in future posts

Posted in Announcement Sa 11:00 hapon ni naksd

Noticed that magulo ang paragraphs ko ngayon?  I write the posts offline with notepad.  Next time, i will write them in Openoffice Writer (why bother using MS word if you don’t need MS specific stuff.) so they will look pretty.

COMELEC SUCKS! (Voters Registration, 3rd day. And bukas meron pa.), Enteng Kabisote 3: Save your Money & Oh Dear, Ryza Cenon’s Grammatical Error!

Posted in COMELEC, Daily Life, News, Opinions, RANTS!, Showbiz Sa 10:56 hapon ni naksd

Say it with me, COMELEC SUCKS!, No System, Kulang sa Machines, Ang pangit pa
ng pwesto (at least for my COMELEC OFFICE). This is my 3rd day and still no
progress, Picture and biometrics nalang, tapos na. Pero sa dami ng tao at
“First Come, First serve”, hindi ako naka pag-picture and the biometrics
(Will it reduce ghost voters?), bukas nalang daw. What?! May lakad pa ako
that day and don’t even think about going back on the 31’st. It’s too
dangerous to walk the streets with those kids throwing their firecrackers
with gusto! Sana 1.) Damihan nila tao sa COMELEC (Bakit, walang pang-sweldo, baka kay Garci pa yung pera, HOY GARCI!). 2.) Add Machines. may limit sila ng tao to be processed dahil 3 mins per person daw, Divide that with the working hours converted to minutes and you will find out that one is not enough. Gamitin kaya nila yung computer part ng Automated Counting Machines na Sinayang nila noh! 3.) Extend the voters registration or just extend the processing of the people who have submitted the application form and requirements already, now that is a viable solution diba?

Moving on, after that Danged visit. I decided to watch an MMFF movie, since
i liked Enteng Kabisote 2, i figured i watch Enteng Kabisote 3. Before i settled on that, i also chose between that “zathurna” flick (Oh dear, Rustom Padilla is really Gay!) or “Super Noypi”. I read negative reviews on “zathurna” and even though positive naman sa “Super Noypi”, Nandoon si Jennylyn Mercado. So “Enteng” i decided.

first screening ang napanood ko (i like early since umaga ako pumunta ng COME-HECK!) and marami nang nanood, majority Kids with their parents. nag-simula na ang film, ano ba ito “Star wars”? since may lightsabers doon eh. Then Ang daming Product Placements doon!, Parang may commercial pa tuloy
sa pelikula! Examples are from PLDT myDSL sa scene sa hiraman ng PC which
was not used in the story, PLDT Budget Card sa scene na nakipagusap si Enteng
sa kaibigan sa Ibang Bansa, wala nanaman sa Storya. Si Jose Manalo, Bumili
sa Julie’s Bakeshop na wala namang dinagdag sa story. If you have seen the
Ariel detergent commercial recently na may Enteng Kabisote 3, yung scene
doon, nasa pelikula pa! Basta, parang Eat bulaga, ANG DAMING COMMERCIALS.
And if you enjoyed EK 2. You will be disappointed, unless bata ka. Wala na
masyadong outdoor scenes, puro sets na. Yung mga kalokohan nila, paso na for
the franchise.
The Movie has its Strong Points too, Family ties and paano dapat ang
relationships between family members, Yung scene ni Joey de Leon, oh! You
gotta watch that! Then the effects were better than previous films.
Overall, if you have watched EK 2 and liked it, ok go watch this. If not,
stay away, unless your kids like to see it. It’s safe to watch for the kids.

Ang nag-lalaban sa pila that morning is EK3 VS KKK (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo).

“Matakot ka sa karma” and “SRR 8”. No horror films for me.

Wala ang “Ligalig” sa sinehang pinuntahan ko.

I love StarStruck since it started, recently while watching StarStruck 4.
Merong isang scene doon na si Ryza Cenon, yung nanalo sa batch 2 na babae.
Namali downright sa grammar nya. She said “kulang sa confident” while
commenting on one of the girls on SS4. Dapat “kulang sa Confidence” ang
sinabi nya! Bakit ba ganoon yung girl na iyon, she is “bulol” magsalita?
Kahit tagalog na nga, bulol parin. Get her a speech coach! (and you Jen
fans who will bad mouth Ryza on this post. SHUT UP! Mas-marami pang
personal na problem iyang si Jen!). Si Jackie Rice, puro lalaki ang intriga.

Moving away from the winners aleady, i like Jewel Mische (kamukha nya si KC
Concepcion, minus the chubbiness) & Jean de Castro (wala lang!)

Disyembre 28, 2006

Title: COMELEC ComeHECK! (Voter Registration Day 2), Pimping my desktop & Solid state Video cameras

Posted in COMELEC, Daily Life, RANTS!, tips Sa 7:53 hapon ni naksd

The 2nd day, i need to go the comelec office (again) to register after
getting my birth certificate copy. My goodness, the lines were very long.
Longer than “Enteng Kabisote 3″‘s line at the box office (i bet they are that
long at SM cinemas). And it’s hot and there is no order. Went there at
around 1:30 PM, was out 4:45 PM. I was there standing in line and with not
enough chairs around. Babalik pa ako bukas (nanaman!) for the Picture and
biometrics. sana umaga lang ako doon, hindi aabutan ng hapon.

I have pimped my desktop after being tired of the “Luna” blue theme, the one
that comes on Windows XP by default. I switched first to the Vista Theme
that i downloaded on the net, it was soooo fake, i did not like it, wala yung
aero glass eh! saka XP ang ginagamit ko, not vista (same dislike goes to the
people with Nokia 3210’s that uses the x-press on covers to make their phones
look something like the later models!). Then i switched to the Zune theme
which Microsoft provided, i liked it. Then, i found this piece of software
called “objectdock” which “emulates” the MAC OS X Dock. I liked it since it
can replace my desktop, but not my windows taskbar which i placed on top and
“auto-hidden”. After that, i have this software called “wallmaster” which
changes wallpapers every n number of minutes, it had an option to hide all
desktop icons. Then i turned it on and ang linis ng desktop ko. Take a
look:

My Desktop

(Click Image for a more complete view)

CD-R king, the place to go for cheap CD-R/RW’s, DVD-+R/RW’s, PC accessories
and even Digital Cameras!. they started offering this 5,000+ peso Digicam
that records video in MPEG-4 (it said on the box) and saves into SD cards. I
have read and heard on the internet that these taiwan made cameras leaves a
lot to be desired, sub-par image and video quality, interpolated megapixels
(Example: one camera boasts 12 megapixels, closer inspection in the box
revealed only a 3.2 MP CMOS sensor. Yun lang ang importante.).

I also read online about the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1A. It records High-def 720P
Video on SD cards also, WOW. Image quality talo pa yung mga DV cameras pag
gannon.

Why Meron akong post na ganito, imagine having a video camera in your pocket
ready for action most of the time. Pwede sana ang Digital Still camera, but
limited lang ang video capabilities nya.

Para may video and/or photo posts naman dito!

Disyembre 27, 2006

Net connection suffers after Taiwan quake, “Firecrackers”: Whoops, there goes the hands, the limbs, the feet, Dang! even the house is on fire!. COMELEC registration & May you rest in peace James Brown.

Posted in COMELEC, Daily Life, News, Opinions, RANTS! Sa 7:58 hapon ni naksd

There was a 6.8 and a 6.4 magnitude earthquake over at southern Taiwan. Paano ako naapektuhan?, my internet connection is varied from just ok to cannot connect to a website or service. May news na nasira yung underwater cables running through taiwan and it will take about 3 weeks to fix it. Kaya pala kanina, nahirapan to the point na wala nang calls or internet connection yung mga call center natin, said my source. Let’s hope na maayos na ang internet natin and also bumangon ang mga naapektuhan na mga tao sa Taiwan. That island is very volatile don’t cha think?

Can somebody teach those kids not to use their Firecrackers in public places? Almost hit by a “Picolo” here. Akala ko Sigarilyong ubos na, biglang “BAM!”. Bakit ba gannon sila, may mga taong nag-lalakad then they will throw it na wala silang paki? Kinausap ko yung bata but to no avail na nagsalita sya, wala talagang paki!

Now, may mga balita na May nasunog na department store dahil sa isang bata na nag-sindi ng “picolo” at naihagis sa display ng mga paputok!, ayun 25 people dead!. Sa Marikina Naman, mga bahay, sunog! Dahil nanaman sa paputok raw! Dumami na raw ang bilang na kailangan na itakbo sa ospital dahil sa paputok ayon sa DOH! (legal man o bomba na kung ituring ang ginamit.). I said it before and i will say it again, just watch the fireworks displays instead. The people who set it up know their stuff, they have licenses to boot and they are way better looking than just noise.

Also, i don’t give a D*mn on people saying the new cannon (“Boga”) is safer than your average, If you point it at somebody, sunog sila! Also daladala mo yung PVC pipe na iyan! I remember seeing a “potato gun” on “The Screen savers” at the now defunct “Tech TV” Channel That is frankly the same as those “Boga”‘s that we are using (and pinasisikat as an “alternative”). It uses hair spray as the fuel (it has butane as it’s propellant), a steel pipe and a potato is stuck in it’s bore. The person who made it said that “It is a PG-13 kind of project” where adult supervision is a must and the thing is not designed to be a noise maker. But i see kids using it by themselves and sige sila, pag-nasunog sila diyan.

Basta, Happy New Year kayo dyan and Good Luck!

COMELEC (Comission on Elections), is it still transparent? O puro daya behind-the-scenes nalang diyan? Anyways, nag-parehistro ako to vote. Yun lang.

Nagulat ako nang Namatay na si “James Brown”, the father of soul music, recently discovered via a cassette tape that i found at home and started listening to it. Namatay pa on Christmas day, My condolences to the Family and friends of James Brown.

Disyembre 26, 2006

“The Sims”, “RAM”, “Pepsi 349 Number Fever” blunder (still pepsi tastes better than coca-cola)

Posted in Opinions, tips Sa 6:35 hapon ni naksd

“The sims”, my goodness.  Nakaka-adik and hindi pa ito yung “sims 2”.  Parang walang katapusan.  I will get a copy of “Call of Duty” and “007 Nightfire” after new year or maybe “sims 2”.  And BTW:  My PC cannot play the latest FPS (First Person Shooter) games.  But flies when it comes to web apps, word processing, MP3 encoding, watching DVD’s.  Basta huwag lang latest games.

Tip:  Even if your PC is still stuck in the pentium 3/AMD Athlon [Not Xp or 64] Era.  Add memory, memory is cheap and the end result is a smoother operation of windows because it will not use a page file on the hard drive to act as additional memory, and hard drives are way slower than RAM.  Before i had my own PC, i’m using a 2.0 ghz AMD Sempron with 256 MB of RAM, sure it does transcode MP3’s fast, plays 720p WMV High-def files with some hiccups but when i open up Firefox and a bunch of apps on their sucker, there is always a slight pause.  But on my 1.0 ghz AMD athlon machine with 320 MB of RAM, smooth operation.

The “Pepsi 349 Number Fever” Promotion way back in 1992, i was still a little boy then and have no idea what in the world it is, until i saw a program on TV with a feature on this very incident and recently on the back issue of “PC Plus” which i bought at “Book sale” recently.  For the uninitiated, Pepsi back in 1992 is losing the cola market share to coca-cola, so they have this promotion where you can win PHP 100 to PHP 1 Million when the number is drawn and you have a crown with that number, you win the prize.  For some darn computer bug reason.  The computer drawn “349” as the winning number but it had more than 500,000 crowns with it instead of the expected 18 crowns, worse.  It’s the 1 million peso prize, do the math and pepsi would be history if it would pay up each of the people 1 mil!  Until now, the people are fighting for the prize.  Kung mangyari kaya ulit iyon? sana nga para mabawasan na ang raffle draws, especially na puro text promos na which is ran by computers.  Recently, pepsi had a text raffle to win a cellphone every hour, nah!  Hindi ako nanalo!

Huwag na tayong aasa sa raffle, same goes to lotto, sweepstakes and “las vegas” if you go to the casinos.  Let’s work nalang if you need or want the stuff, now if you find these “game of chances” fun, hinay-hinay lang and huwag gastusin lahat ng pera para sa jackpot ok!

References to the Pepsi 349 number fever incident:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,979025,00.html
http://www.pepsi349.com/pepsi349story.htm

Disyembre 25, 2006

Pasko, The MMFF, Jackie Rice: From “bahaw” to “Fried Rice”, Pauleen Luna! & Jennylyn Mercado!

Posted in Daily Life, Opinions, RANTS!, Showbiz Sa 8:10 hapon ni naksd

(uuyy!! First post ko!. Mas gusto ko ang wordpress kaysa blogger.)

Pasko, in my childhood, regalo, pasyal. Ngayon. Ikaw naman ang mag-bibigay, mas kaunti ang gifts. Pero mas magandang mag-bigay ng gift kung gusto mo ang pinag-bibigyan mo right?

I wanna go to “Star City”. Pero malayo, saka daming tao. Dati New year ako pumunta doon, pero long lines and to make things worse, nawala ako dahil low batt ang battery ng cellphone ko! Also dagdagan ko na yung “wildriver” incident, hindi parin nila nilagyan ng seatbelts dahil raw masisira ang “logs”, instead railing nalang daw para hindi mahulog in case nag-panic ang pasahero. Sana nasakyan ko na iyon dati pa, but now mukhang ayoko na.

Also, “paputok”. Just watch the fireworks display at your favorite upscale mall (Mall of Asia, Market! Market!, Greenbelt, Eastwood) instead, they are safer than lighting it yourself. You are lighting “bombs” at ground level instead in up in the air if you use firecrackers that are considered illegal by the PNP. Have a happy new year in advance, and good luck!

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), the only time of the year where the foreign films take the backseat and the locally produced films duke it out in revenues, not in story and production in my opinion (Syempre, may pelikulang ganoon). Ang kikita nanaman diyan yung pelikula ni “bossing Vic” (Vic Sotto) dahil sa mga bata (bata==magulang==more tickets). Why will you watch a horror movie in the birthday of our saviour Jesus christ?? Sagutin nyo nga. I will wait nalang sa hiraman ng video (Video City), and nope i will not buy local pirated films. Check back for what i “might” watch in the cinemas, after new year nalang ako watch.

Jackie Rice, this beautiful but pasaway/kulang “daw” sa talent na nanalo sa Starstruck season 3 has been getting some press again lately. May pelikula kasi eh, ayokong maniwala sa mga showbiz news pag alam kong may ipropromote lang. Dapat hiwalay ang promotion sa personal na buhay! Anyways back to Jackie, huwag muna syang mag-boyfriend! Super bata pa sya in showbiz standards. Also fix up her act. May itsura talaga sya. (pasingit lang sa MMFF: Mga Starstruck ultimate female survivors na may movie sa MMFF: Jackie Rice & Jennylyn Mercado. Noticed kung sino ang wala, kawawa naman, maganda pa naman siya.)

Pauleen Luna, Pilit ang pag-kaseksi nya porke chubby sya. Maganda sya sa face pero sa body. I will pass. Si Jennlyn Mercado naman, pilit ang mag-seksi kahit tingin ko sa kanya dati ay seksi. Expect to hear more sour comments on Jen (sorry, she bashed somebody i know!)

So how did you spend christmas and what did you do?

Wait lang, bago pa ito.

Posted in Announcement Sa 6:42 hapon ni naksd

I will be cleaning up the theme and if you are new here (napadpad lang). Balik ka dito ha!