Abril 28, 2008

Distraction report and a Special opinion on the latest on Miley Cyrus

Posted in Miley Cyrus, News, Opinions, Showbiz, Usapang Amerika Sa 1:56 hapon ni naksd

Hello There again, told you i will be distracted by some “other” things! Here is a quick rundown on what im up to.

PS3: watched blu-ray movies, extra interactivity on the “Enchanted” blu-ray version gets plus brownie points on the “D-Files” game. Dolby Digital audio sounds a bit better due to a higher bitrate (640 Vs 448 on DVD). I have no idea if the DAC of the PS3 is 96khz/24bit when using the analog audio outs. I Might be getting an HDTV set this quarter or else by the end of the year. Curently playing Ratchet and Clank (my Favorite, its hard on my stage now), Guitar Hero 3 (got it at a bargain with the wireless guitar controller, second favorite game), Motorstorm (look at the racers go….when they crash!!), Eye of Judgment (the lighthing kinda makes the playstation eye miss my cards, also got at a bargain, creeping its way to unseat R&C as my fav game) and The Simpsons Game (Least fav, but i wanna finish it since its funny, bad camera angles makes the game a headache sometimes.)

Piano lessons, put on hold indefinitely. Its Hard to play the notes even though i know the letters already.

I knew it! “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds concert tour” (The concert itself with the video and the stuff) will be on Blu-ray (and DVD), a big reason why i got the PS3! 1080P video and 5.1 UNCOMPRESSED (No MP3, AAC, Old skool Dolby Digital/DTS) audio! But later in this post, im quite baffled on what Miley Is going though now, i dont know if i should feel happy, sad, annoyed, err…aroused??.

Also i got the Live recording on Compact Disc of the Miley concert and i have been enjoying that album a lot (except “G.N.O” for obvious reasons), the bonus DVD just solidifies the fact that they already have a master for the DVD and Blu-ray (YAY!) of the Concert, even the backstage footage is a teaser to a more complete one. But stay tuned on what i can say about the latest on Miley (and its not all good)

Goodbye XM satellite radio! Repetitious music and BAD (yes, BAD with the capital B!) audio quality! My cassette tapes played on an old Sony walkman sounds better than XM!, already cancelled my subscription and im selling the receiver on ebay, i wish it would sell and things will work out well. Might get the Slacker Portable radio that i might have been posted already, if not; its a cool idea but i will be a beta tester and run a risk of it being a $200 2GB MP3 player if slacker goes out of business.

Im experiencing Netflix Burnout since i dont want to watch movies (Because of the PS3!), im renting “Short Programs” (an hour or less to finish a DVD). I like Charlotte Church, she has a very beautiful voice……back then, but now i researched on whats up with Charlotte and she looks like Hilary Duff now in terms of body and possibly a Lindsay Lohan and she has a Baby now with some rugby player (not the rubber cement, the sport!).

Now, enough diversons. The real reason why i got off my Lazy butt and wrote this post you are reading now is. Bad things are happening with the Lovely Miley Cyrus. It all started with a bunch of pictures which i will let you do the finding (Google is you friend) and lets say, inappropriate for children under 13 and man she looks HOT in those pics, but who the heck is that guy staring at Miley Lying down with her…. Never mind explaning it, just search on the web but she is not in anyways, you get the idea. Bottom Line, i hated them.

Because of that, i went on a 3 day “Miley Holiday”, no “Hannah Montana” episodes, no Miley Songs on the MP3 player, no mileyfans.net website visits, no blogging about her, even to the point of no pics and no thoughts of her. Hoping this stuff goes away, life goes on like what happened to Vanessa Anne Hudgens when she came clean on those pics worse than Miley’s and she will make a new Miley and Mandy show on youtube (The “4 Minutes” video is the best so far.).

Well, i was wrong. She posed “Inappropriately” for a 15 year old (Technically 16 if you ask me.) girl for Vanity Fair, again look it up on Google or you favorite Hollywood “News” site. I was amazed that she did that photo at a very early stage of her career. Even Hilary Duff did not do that until she was 19? 20? for Maxim, as far as i remember, but she looked like Ethel Booba to some extent, and racier too on the cover!

Then i read in the website of vanity fair, the full text of the article with those pics and there i saw more pics to be destined for the magazine and the family was there to participate in the photoshoot. I liked those pics better than the one in question but i had a hard time getting used to the one picture she did, Ok the keyword for the offending Vanity fair pic is “Backless”. I think she should think twice about that VF pic and the other photos. Judging my the photographer who took the shots (“Annie” Whoever she is) with a track record of the Nude photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono (YUCK!!!!!), oh boy, that photog has dark plans for Miley IMHO.

Im Worried on what Miley is Going though now since this is not her persona that i know. Im worried that she will be like those other girls and be the worst they can be. Im sure the parents are gaga over this now and are trying everything to do something about this.

But i might not see her in person to say “HI!” have a picture and authograph; hey! even a job as one of her entourge as the Old Miley before alll of this happened. im currently looking at the old Miley back then and im absorbing everyting about her now since tomorrow, who knows, she might be a wreck soon or just fall of the top of her career and go back to just being a teen (HEY! Thats an idea! But what about seeing her personally?)

Do you know whats a better idea, Pray and pray hard, go back to your friends, do more good things and have a great time without TMZ, Perez Hilton, ET, Access Hollywood, E!, Etc following you! She will have a Book about her, A new Album as Miley Cyrus (YAY! Will be pre-ordering that when i can unless some showstopper comes out about her.) and that Blu-Ray disc of her concert.

Nuff Said, lets see what happens. After all, she is one of the many hard to see people now and what are the chances of really working for her crew? Almost NIL! Just a concerned Netizen.

“Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds concert tour” will be coming to DVD and Blu-Ray, August 19, 2008. Her new studio album will be sometime this year (as i said earlier). The Hannah Montana Movie is currently filming and will be released around 2009 (Lizzie Mcguire anybody?).


Pebrero 13, 2008

I just need to comment about this, Miley and Billy Ray; seatbelt-less.

Posted in Miley Cyrus, News, Opinions Sa 8:41 umaga ni naksd

While reading my daily newspaper, i mean my laptop with my RSS feeds, i stumbled on this article:

Miley Scolded for Going Beltless

and it referred to me to this article:

Note to Hannah Montana: Seat belts are necessary not an accessory

I would like to comment that this was an oversight in the film.  From seeing this movie twice, you can add that she should also have a seatbelt when she was driving a “car” backstage and crashed (Possible property damage only, haha!).

Seriously, it was an oversight, is the scene called for that remove the seatbelts for the movie or (or dear), they dont wear seatbelts at all!?

Also, the Miley haters out there have a lot of ammo now, i mean she is the new Hilary Duff, Only Slimmer  and funnier.

Peace out!

Mayo 16, 2007

the election aftermath & ugly characters in tv shows.

Posted in Eleksyon 2007, News, Opinions, Showbiz Sa 8:59 hapon ni naksd

well, the elections in our precincts were orderly and peaceful. There are still those people who hand out sample ballots that are considered campaign materials which means they are bad. I ignored those people. Inside my precinct, there were 5 other voters and i was facilitated properly by the teachers, they got my thumbmark and placed indelible ink (which is really indelible) in my index finger and i voted.

I voted for chiz escudero, joker arroyo, ed angara, gringo honasan, migz zubiri and others. Sana 80% which i voted for makapasok in the senate.

In the local level. I voted for the incumbent mayor and vice-mayor but replaced the congressman and the councilors.

Naku dear, prehistoric parin tayo sa bilangan ng voto. Mas mabilis pa nga sa mga quick count ng mga himpilan ng tv and NAMFREL. Kasi nga, gusto nila madali ang daya and get away with it. One more thing, there are a lot of people in some municipalities in canvassing votes which leads to more chances in cheating.

And notice based on the quick counts that the candidates whom spent a lot of money in advertising either in television, radio, print and littering (the posters and streamers in public places) did not reach the top 12. Trillianes (which i did not vote, i belive that honasan can do the job better) on the other hand is in the 8-11th place even though he is in jail and only his supporters are campaining for him. Times have changed for the voting public. Also look at the governor votes, they are not voting for the same person or family member again unless they did a good job and not a mediocre or a corrupt job.

Lets see what we can do in the 2010 presidential elections. Computerize the counting (maybe those automated counting machines that are gathering dust, still works), replace the COMELEC commissioner and his gang, educate the voters more (i belive that we are smarter now than before), give the cheaters a taste of their own medicine.

Im annoyed that some people needed to kill other people just to get their corruption and power seats and exploit the heck out of its citizens. How can we get rid or minimize their effects?

In other non-election related topic. Jewel Mische plays an ita native in “magic kamison” on gma-7 and oh dear, ang hilig nilang mag papangit ng talent for their shows. Take for example, ryza cenon which was “uglified” not once but twice (in now and forever:”mukha” and love-to-love:”stuck in love” isama ko na dyan si LJ reyes.), Mark herras in love to love:”love ko si urok”, sunshine dizon in “bakekang”, and there is a new show that also involves uglifying some of the cast. Not even ch 2 gets away in it, anne curtis in “kampanerang kuba” and numerous shows over there. Well, dunno why ang hilig nila sa ganyan. And going back to jewel, gaganda rin yung character nya in one point and notice also that KC concepcion, dumami ang magazine covers and endorsements nya, parehong good looking sina jewel and KC and medyo pareho sila ng ugali and both of them have blogs!

Ang haba na ng post na ito and i typed this all in my cellphone, thank predictive text entry and pasensya na sa punctuation marks and spacing if they are inconsistent since may limitation ang built-in text editor of the phone (the built in “notes” app.)

Abril 29, 2007

PBB 2: Delayed at nang-bibitin nanaman ang Dos! (and the housemates gets more interesting) and “Spiderman 3”

Posted in News, Opinions, Pinoy Big Brother Season 2, Showbiz Sa 7:02 umaga ni naksd

Wow, May away na sa Bahay. Dahil sa hindi ko nasundan na mga pangyayari na involved si Nel. Nag-away si Maricris (Which i don’t like) at si Bea (Which i also don’t like). Kagabi sa “trailer” nila for this Night’s Episode, sa kusina eh nag War of the Words silang dalawa and may Force Eviciton daw na gagawin. Palalayasin kaya si Nel? (In my DREAMS!)

Sige, pag-sabong nyo muna iyang dalawa.

And si Gee-Ann pala, eh mawawalay na sa Kanyang “Pamela”. I knew this moment will happen from the start. Dahil raw sa isang “violation”, which again hindi ko nasundan. Ipamimigay sa isang batang mas nagangailangan ng Manika na iyon.

I Dunno why Gee-Ann is so connected to that doll. Dapat yata sa kanya eh totoong baby na ang alaga nya. Anyways, magiging maganda or gwapo yung kalalabasan based on my opinion that she looks nice (along with Wendy, Dionne and to some extent Saicy.)

Naipakita narin yung eksena sa Slovenian Big Brother about sa Racist remarks na ginawa ni Miha at Pero. Since yung dialog ay translated na sa tagalog, hindi ko narining ang tono ng pagsasalita nila about kay bruce but c’mon. That is bad to say to a guest even though na hindi ka nya maiintindihan dahil sa language. Halatang Bad Trip yung na force evict na si Pero noong layas na sya on the spot. Dito sa atin eh may isa pang araw ang na-force evict in the case of franzen. Sa kanila, in 10 mins you need to be outta there!

I have an idea, yung si Pero. Itapon sa PBB house in the place na ma-force evict na PBB housemate para masaya!

Also, paano kung si Bruce ang manalo sa PBB and isa sa mga prizes ay tour ng Europe. Parang trailer na iyon sa kanya ng things to expect in Europe if ever na Big Winner sya. I root for one of the Girls to snag the Big Winner Prize (1 Million Pesos rin iyon!)

Wow, i got back to blogging about PBB season 2 again.

In other topics, The movie “Spiderman 3” will open in Philippine Cinemas on May 1, Tuesday. Another Moment where you get bragging rights sa internet na napanood nyo na yung movie before most americans will be able to see it And probably they will be able to download it off Bittorent because mas-nauna tayo 🙂

I have watched the 1st and 2nd installments sa sinehan and always may line, longer pa sa Spiderman 2 (mga bata kasi eh.). The effects are great, may drama and may story that tests the character ni Peter Parker (Spiderman) doon.

And this is the first time that we will be able to watch it via Imax over at SM Mall of Asia based on the print ads on the newspapers, although i might skip the Imax version in this case since there is no 3D and it is just upconverted from 35mm film, like in the same way as you upscale a DVD from Standard-definition to High-definition using an upconverting DVD player. Native Imax Films like that Space movie in 3D (which im dying to see, maybe later i might convince somebody to let me watch it before puro Spiderman na ang ipalabas. *ngay!*) will still look better than the upconverted ones but i might be wrong. Opinions please!

And after Spiderman 3. Ang lulupit pa ng Hollywood movies that will be coming our way. harry potter, Mr Bean, (i belive) “Fantastic 4” : 2. And lots more. Tayo naman in Philippine Cinema eh sa MMFF lang maraming malulupit na pelikula lang na lumalabas na sabaysabay. Pero may Malupit pang Action Movie na sa trailer eh maganda ang effects, yung movie na “Rumbleboy”. Might see that movie if the Finance commitee and the Personal MTRCB allows me.

Abril 21, 2007

The post that was supposed to be posted on thursday

Posted in Computer, News, Opinions, RANTS!, Showbiz, tips Sa 12:44 hapon ni naksd

Ito na ang Matagal ko nang dapat na blog post, ang tagal kong hindi nag post mostly because im too lazy to write and ngayon lang ako nagkaroon ng initiative to write a new one up from my notes written during the week.

Also, ang daming nangyari this week. The Julia Campbell incident, The Virginia Tech
University Mass Murder by that Psycho dude (i feel sorry for that guy and i give my
condolences to the family and friends of the ones who perished in the incident), Gringo
Honasan Bailed his way out of jail, French Elections (which why i even care???), so on and
so forth na nakalimutan ko na. I will not expound on these topics since they are better
covered by other bloggers or the mainstream media.

Ito na muna ang unang topic of interest ko, Alec Baldwin’s Insulting Voicemail message to
her beautiful 11-year-old daugther na nailabas sa internet and was even played back in its
entirity (sans profanity) on CNN. My question is, why did the message “leaked” out in the
wild, c’mon that is a voicemail message and unless inilabas ng asawa…este ex-asawa over
custody rights or galit ang anak so inilabas iyon, hindi sya madaling ma-hack ng iba. Oh i
take it back, Paris “Sl*T” Hilton’s phone account was hacked easily. Bottom Line, this is
what you get for divorce darn it!

“Good times with Mo Twister”, lagi kong naabutan yung show na wala si Dj MO. Last wendsday
ako nag tune in for “forbidden questions” (first time kong narinig ‘to) and wala nanaman si
Mo that morning. And i don’t know their guest kung sino sya but interesting yung mga
tanong and sagot sa kanya.

Sugapa talaga sa “campaigning” or what i wanted to call it “promotion” yung mga local
candidates namin sa area of responsibility ko (Congressman, Mayor down to the councilors).
I don’t even hear from the opposition or there is no opposition. Yesterday, i saw in
action in bright day light, some teenagers tieing up a political ad for a councilor at the
back of a house without permission from the owner. Sarap sunugin yung ad noong kandidato na iyon. From a first time voter’s perspective, im excited to vote but i have told you that baka hindi na ako makaboto due to some other reasons that i might not post here in this site due to other reasons nga.

And init ng panahon ngayon! Yun lang.

And on to tech related paragraphs.

Ayaw ko nang mag-tambay sa intenet na naka dial-up lang, too slow kahit na naka-off na ang image, flash and Java loading. Kasi naman, artificial slowdown kasi ang ginagawa ng mga prepaid internet cards, fast @ 5.70 kbits/sec to silly at <3.60 kbits/sec. It’s ticking me off (and walang youtube, waaahhhh!)

And forget MP3, go AAC instead. Especially consider the HE-AAC variant (also called AAC+) which on my tests, sounds like 128kbit MP3 on only 48 Kbit HE-AAC. WMA claiming “CD quality” at 64 kbits is a joke pero ang HE-AAC is not kidding at the claim of CD quality at 64 kbits and even lower. Tested it at 32 kbits and still sounded fine, lower than that you sacrifice high frequency quality.

Abril 16, 2007

Manny Paqcuiao VS (name) Solis, Pacman Really Rides again! & Nintendo WII

Posted in Computer, Daily Life, News, Opinions Sa 6:02 hapon ni naksd

(Hey, First Sports Related Post here!)

He has done it again, Sa 8th round na Knock-out ni “Pac-Man” si Solis, Kahit may pressure sa eleksyon (hehe) eh panalo parin, Unang Talo ni Solis Courtey of Manny 🙂  too bad na hindi mababalatuhan ni Manny yung mga kababayan nya sa Gen San sa ngayon due to “COMELEC” rules. hindi ko pa papapanood sa TV (Sugapa kayo sa Commercials!) yung Knock-out moment at sinundan ko lang yung laban sa Radyo.  Unlike Previous Matches, iisa lang ang nag-cover na Istasyon ng radyo ng Live from the Ring, “Super Radyo DZBB” Yung Iystation ng GMA-7 (Ano ba, Sugapa nanaman iyan.).

Pero sa Laban ni Brian Villoria at (Insert name of Mexican Here), Its obvious that Villoria is being Pwned by that Mexican Boxer, ang daming pinakawalang suntok yung Mexicano and yet si Villoria eh receiving end sya lagi at hindi nya na-iilagan.  Tibay nya no?

Last Sunday, I was at SM Dept Store Makati and napasya ko na that i pay a visit to Toy Kingdom there because the last time na pumunta ako ng Toy Kingdom, eh nakapaglaro ako ng Guitar Hero 2 ng Libre, With Matching Guitar Controller pa iyon!  Noong Pagpasok ko, unang nag-“greet” sa akin ay Isang Nintendo WII at habang ang isang American na Bata with his Father ay Inilalaro ang “WII Sports” (Kasama na sa Purchase mo ng WII na 22,000+ PHP, yung larong iyon.) Pinanood ko yung Golf game which is one of the sports you can play on WII Sports, natawa ako sa Kid na ang lakas nya laging pumalo ng Bola, anyways you need to hold the “Wiimote” (The controller, thats what they call it.) like you are holding a golf club and you swing it like a golf club too.  Noong ako na, i tried and i noticed na hindi masyadong nag-react the way that i wanted to the controller, maybe because of the lights or hindi maayos ang calibration but as i played the game, i see na mag-eenjoy akong laruin yung game na ito at home.  Sure, pwede nga akong tawaging Sira-ulo infront of the TV but its better than sitting down your chair Shooting Aliens and stuff, right?

Pa-extra lang before i move on. Kanina, i saw more kids with Sony PSP’s than Kids with Nintendo DS’es Although Pinakamarami parin ang naka Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP.  Mga kids, Sabihin nyo kay Daddy or Kuya na palagyan ng Cartoons yung PSP nyo dahil pwede kang manood ng Cartoons sa PSP mo, kaya ba iyan ng Nintendo DS mo? (Without Add-ons.).  Mga Magulang at Mga Kuya, huwag nyong kargahan ng Malalaswang Palabas yung PSP ang anak or bunso mo, isara nyo rin yung Web Browser nya if you are using i higher firmware version than v1.5.  A Public Service announcement from naksd.  (And PS3 will rule once we get the pirated discs, “Sigh!-yippe!”)

Abril 13, 2007

The WORST Prepaid Card that i ever used! And Showbiz Peace Offerings.

Posted in Computer, News, Opinions, RANTS!, Showbiz Sa 2:31 umaga ni naksd

In the past few days, hindi ako nakapag post ng new entries since i don’t want to spew junk into my site and i dont want to repost something that is found in other venues unless i have something to say about it (kaya nga “I have something to say” ang motto ko sa header ng site, although you cannot see it.)

Now i have something to say, NEGATIVELY.

Im frustrated with dial-up that i have turned off image loading and javascript except for selected sites (now, you might wonder why turn off javascript, i feel its a bit faster and im protected from XSS [Cross site scripting] from various sites that might steal cookies or whatever personal goodies from me). Most of The prepaid internet cards that i have used do not go 56 kbps all the time. Half of the time, it just goes 33.6 kbps as measured by file downloads and by looking at the task manager under the networking tab, its not using 100% of the capacity. I think they do that so you will spend more time connected and waiting, para maubos ang 100+ something hours sa card mo.

But the worst i have ever used is ISPx Bonanza, But since im frugal at the moment, binili ko yung 30 pesos nila na card @ 5 hours and i dont like the service. Connections just fail even you are still connected to the ISP, They show “service Advisories” at random while browsing, dati nga mga “S*m M*l*y” ads ng Unisilver nga eh! (I HATE THOSE ADS, buti nalang wala pa so far) and less hours if comparing 100 pesos card values of competitors. (20 hours VS 30 hours with other prepaid internet cards)

I see a solution by ditching dial-up and go Broadband but at 1000PHP a month, no thanks!

I noticed that recently, marami ang nagkabati na sa local showbiz and one sa foreign showbiz.

Let’s start off with Ryza Cenon And Jennylyn Mercado. There is an article na Nagkabati na sila sa isang taping ng “All Star K!” which guests sila doon. Ngayon, galing kay Ryza yung statement na iyon along na manager nya na raw si Manay Lolit Solis (which somebody told me that it is a misquote, under parin sya ng GMA Artists Center.), where is Jen’s own statement? Im subscribed to different Showbiz blogs but i dont see an article na bati na nga sila coming from Jen’s mouth.

Then we move on to Claudine And Gretchen Baretto. (did i spell the family name right?) Bati na rin sila. I find it weird na sa Grocery sila nag-kabati, eh public place iyon and kahit pa sabihin natin na Rustans or some “exclusive” Grocery Store iyon na walang witnesses to the event??? Anyways, good to know at Buntis pa naman si Claudine, that will help her. Now how’s that Kris Aquino! (Ay, sorry po!)

Back to Jennylyn but this time with Alessandra de Rossi. Nag-pansinan naman sila although ewan kung bati na, dati kasi isnab kung isnab pero noong magkasama sila sa taping ng “Super Twins”, Sabi ni Jen na nagkausap sila.

Even in the foreign Showbiz, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan na Pinagawayan nila si Aaron Carter. Bati na rin and now they say are dissing Paris “S*ut” Hilton, Bad Influence kay Linday Lohan. I liked Linday since “The Parent Trap” pa.

Ok, inaantok na ako but before i close this entry. Going back to the ISPx Bonanza Rant. Gawin ko kaya ito sa opisina nila:

Photo taken from this news article:
“Upset with his cell phone service Kim Smashes Mercedes S500 into Cell Phone Office”


Marso 29, 2007

The Little Hostage that Could.

Posted in News, Opinions Sa 10:56 hapon ni naksd

You all know what happened last wendsday.  Ok, i was going to somewhere in Manila City and then while waiting for a FX taxi ride that afternoon, i noticed that the Mabini Bound Vehicles are nowhere to be found.  Then i asked the barker why.  He said “may Hostage”.  I said to myself, Yikes!  My “lakad” is important and inisip ko if sagabal iyong hostage drama na iyon and nasa route ba sya.  Anyways, took another FX taxi up to España and then only to take a jeepney again, while in the FX taxi, the radio is tuned into an AM station (Naiba rin!) Ayun, nalaman ko pa extra details tungkol sa Hostage na iyan.  And i was worried that the Kids are hostages and it is near the Manila City hall, dadaanan yung jeep na iyon doon!

The Man behind all of this has 2 grenades (which later found out are fakes) and a semi-automatic Machine Gun (now that one is real), the reason why he did this is to voice out his views on the govt particularly corruption and education.  His demands are Ice cream, Pizza, Free education for the kids and A LOT OF ATTENTION!  CNN,BBC,(Insert name of international News Agency) aired this live and given priority.  He certainly got mine and the world’s attention!

While at the jeepney, i saw people very close to the bus which i saw with curtains blocking the view inside the bus and concenred ako pag nag-amok sya eh yari lahat around the area.

But, the hostage taker is “peaceful” and at around 7:00 PM, tapos na rin and the weird thing about it is the kids are ok, parang gusto nila ma-hostage eh!  (They were given toys and foods instead, natakot na sila when they saw the gun and greanades).  The parents will not sue the Hostage taker, Still weird because if i were one of the parents of the kids there, im fuming mad!

I remember this Hostage Drama like the Magdalo Soldiers that took over Ayala Center, particularly the Oakwood hotel @ Glorietta.  Kailangan na To go great lenghts just to get attention diba?  And be screwed by the justice system in the end (ha!)

Advice to those na may balak gumawa ng ganito, don’t put other people in harms way, kayo nalang 🙂

And bakit si Chavit Singson nandoon?  Kaibigan or Kampanya?  (i don’t trust that person).

Marso 23, 2007

Finds at some thrift shop

Posted in Daily Life, News, review Sa 2:28 umaga ni naksd

Kanina noong nasa Gateway Mall, Cubao ako. Im Kinda Jealous on 1.) Guys with Girlfriends & 2.) People with Laptops (anyways, its for business!)

Then i went inside this U.S.A Surplus Shop, like the Ukay-Ukay, only more diverse in the number of items you can buy. I will only focus on the electronics/appliances stuff and will be ignoring the clothing/toys/shoes since i have no idea how “clean” they are. In fact, while browsing the shop, im on the watch for anything “bad”.

Ito ang mga nakita ko sa loob:

1.) Old Computers: Mostly from the Pentium III & below fare but from name brands like Compaq, HP, Dell and Emachines. I suspect that 70% of them are DOA units and sell for 500 PHP for you to thinker on. While working units are 4,000 PHP and up.

2.) Old PC monitors: I think all of the good ones like the flat-panel CRT’s are DOA and just waiting for somebody to “buy” the darn monitors!

3.) Power adapters: For some reason, ang daming Power adptors, yung ginamit sa mga cordless phones, answering machines, chargers. Hindi naman magamit dito since 110V lahat sila! Does not make sense to use them here (unless maybe there is a travel adapter there that i missed that can work here)

4.) Old A/V components: Like TV’s, Stand-alone CD players which needed a separate amp (do they sound better than our CD players now?), Region 1 DVD players which it will play “Carriedo” supplied DVD’s anyway, Very Old Audio Amps and speakers (one of them is an “Harman/kardon” & Directv satellite receivers, another “Useless here” item that you can buy.

5.) Old game consoles: I was surprised to see the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and the Nintendo SNES on sale and they have game cartridges! But i have no idea if they are still working. While on the subject of game cartridges, i also found Sega Master System Cartridges and even Atari 2600 cartridges, included the reportedly bad game “E.T”!

6.) VHS tapes: NAH! i have a lot of tapes to overwrite and record to.

7.) Printers: Like the monitors, i suspect they are all DOA units but if most of the units are working and sell less than 2,000 PHP. I might snag one since most of them are laser printers and All-in-ones that are like 3 years old and less!

Marso 17, 2007

The person who really popularized “Itaktak Mo”, What’s my Web browsing habits and The Philippine Digital TV effort, and HDTV in general.

Posted in News, Opinions, Showbiz, tips Sa 9:09 hapon ni naksd

Kanina sa Eat Bulaga, they have credited the woman in the audience who popularized the “taktak” on TV and with the help of Joey de Leon, it took off. They are trying to 1up “Boom Tarat Tarat”, by the way.

Buti naman at hindi nila kinalimutan sya, i actually asked myself what did happen to her, where are the royalties and the attention. Ayun na nga, parang binayaran na sya ng royalty in the form of a sari-sari store and i think there is money involved backstage (hindi na nga lang sinabi, baka lang ha!)

Balita ko, ang Eat Bulaga eh natatalo nanaman sa ratings, i don’t think so.

*Bias starts here*

Do you know what, i find the “umaalog-alog-alog” song that Willie sings before going to the games on Wowowee, for the old people and merong double meaning (the t*ts the chorus is refering to)

*Bias ends here*

More and more i browse wikipedia and i help add and correct Philippine based articles recently. Dati nga, nasabi ko na mahilig ako sa youtube (not the NSFW material) pero sa bahay eh Dial-up lang (which in my all atempts to speed it up just a bit by making it more responsive, dial-up parin eh.)

Then, i look at my RSS feeds of other peoples blogs, forum postings (i wont mention on where and what topics, thank you) and news.google.com

I browse late at night on fridays and sometimes sundays to take advantage of free dial-up

What’s yours?

Now, im excited at ABS-CBN’s effort of Broadcasting its shows in Digital. Sabihin ko lang na ang pangit ng reception ng Ch.2 dito but just move into my neighbor and malinaw sya. Digital will fix this. Also it will bring HDTV if they opt for it, i saw HDTV demos already (remember my post of Blu-ray from PS3) and i would like to see local shows in HD. Lalabas na ang totoo kung maganda nga ba ang artista sa TV or hindi (hahaha).

If you have seen the pirated DVD of “Jumong” from carriedo already, you might have noticed the screen bug which said “MBCHD”. MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) made jumong and its in HD originally, the pirated is an HD-rip and if only GMA-7 is in HDTV already, they can show jumong in HD!

also have you noticed that Princess hours on ABS-CBN is in letterbox form? Why? Maybe its in HD originally and whoever made it in Korea did not want it to be pan&scanned to fit our square, 4:3 tv’s.

American Shows in studio 23 are also available in HD if studio 23 were in HD.

Next post, i will discuss the cost of Digital or HDTV and my criticisms on current NTSC (the analog that we all use right now) broadcasts.

In the meantime go to : http://www.feldoncentral.com/hdtv/ for image samples of HDTV broadcasts and you will see why you want your local shows to look like that!

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