Buksan Mo Ang Coke

You seen the big billboard of Coke along EDSA? Well, I just elevated Coke's current marketing blitz, the Buhay Coke Buksan Mo, to a whole new level.

I literally bukas (opened) one coke 1.5 liter plastic bottle for it to be a vase. I can't find a freakin one that can take 2 dozens of roses. I will give this flower to my dear fiancee. Hope she'll like my ingenuity and not throw the roses to me coz I cant get one true nice vase.


Kung Hei Fat Ass!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

I spent almost the whole day at my sister's house over at Laguna yesterday (I was there Sat too). We welcomed the chinese new year there feasting on crabs, crabs and more crabs. I think I slurped one liter of fresh buko pandan too. Can't we live like that for the rest of our lives. Eat the whole day without worrying about stuff and cholesterol. But hey, that food-fest should only happen once in blue moon if you want to see your kids, grand kids too.


While over there, I brought my laptop and borrowed this one to transfer the files to. I did serious reformatting. My laptop had tanked out. It was so slow. 1.4GHz felt like I was using 512MB proc crusoe again. After considering getting a new notebook (IBM - Toshiba- Fujitsu DNA), I went in the direction of just refreshing the OS and clearing all the software in it. I'll just buy new notebook come Sep-Oct-Nov, so I can keep the tradition of upgrading every 2 years. Plus, VISTA should be stable by then. (If it is even possible that Microsoft OS can be stable.)

It took me the whole day to transfer files, and back. Bummer was, I forgot the files dumped in my DESKTOP. I lost important files. Including database of passwords. More important is, I lost around 2o unfinished poems/songs in there. Shiyet! How can I ever recall what's written huh. The chord patterns too atop the lyrics are gone. I guess, reformatting PC and feasting on foods don't mix well. Concentration in the key. (update: I think, these files can be retrieved at one folder bearing the username previously used)


A Binondo (Bad)Trip

Just before lunch today, myself and my partner, went to Binondo/Ongpin/Sta. Cruz to check pre-Chinese new year happening in there. This early, there were parades and dragon dances so the traffic was bad. That was the start of even more bad things to come. What was planned to be leisure travel and tour went awry. Arguments ya’know? I'll no longer elaborate. You know, girls will be girls and boys will be boys.

Anyhow, I tried to salvage the trip to no avail. We still abruptly ended the trip around 3:30pm. This, after we even went to the Binondo church. We stayed there for about quarter of an hour. I guess I did not pray hard enough. Having renewed my faith or let me just say, having refreshed my faith, that's part of the plan, to visit the Binondo Church. Never been there.

Of course, other supposed tasks were to buy tikoy, the super famous ube hopia (that produced the donated ube fire truck below. It's parked beside the Binondo church. I took a shot.

The main reason of breaking my daily routine and challenge all the PUJs, pedicab drivers and head to Sta. Cruz was to buy a ring. The promised Christmas gift that's been pushed mid-February. To cut the story short, this too, we were not able to accomplish.

Trip summary: 300 pesos worth of gas, P50 parking, P400 buffet lunch at a roach-smelling Chinese resto (where are those Binondo/Ongpin restaurants I saw at Living Asia channel). Bought zero hopia, zero ring, zero tikoy and 4 lackluster images posted herewith.


Yahoo Dugg Digg

Here's a funny one.

This 'ripping' happened at the highest level. It aint Filipino developers making pinoy versions of Digg locally such as astig and oks (which by the way, I use). Creating 'pinoy' versions, it's just fine but this is Yahoo! man! Great internet innovators are in there.

Yahoo! wanted to get some suggestions and I say to Yahoo!, be careful with what you are wishing for. They made Digg-like suggestion interface and proudly says it's digg-style (at least Yahoo! linked up Digg.com).

We call it a Suggestion Board — you can browse suggestions from other site visitors or post your own. Digg-style voting means we can quickly discover what’s most important to users. In addition to reading feedback from other users, you’ll find responses from Yahoo! employees about the issues. Product teams regularly read and take action on your feedback. Though we aren’t always going to immediately act on it, it’s incredibly helpful to us in making the best sites we can… and we’ve even been known to reward great suggestions with some Yahoo! schwag.

Yahoo! wanted suggestions, right? Now they got suggestions and more. (Mainly from Digg users.) Sampling here. There are still level-headed Yahoo! visitors that actually suggested legitimate stuff but majority were Digg fans that brusquely bashed Yahoo!

I might head to Yahoo! suggestion site now, it's time to suggest to Yahoo!, to just try to be original than that.


Silence In Here

This part of the worldwideblog has been idle for a month now. Been very busy doing all sorts of thing across the web. Offline too, we got things going on, work, biz, personal life, health, e.t.z. My health is on the downside too so I have been picking up my dumbbells, punching and kicking my punching bag now and getting sunlight every 8 in the a.m. I went to the doc yesterday too. I complained that I am peeing too much at night, to which the doctor replied, 'you are fine and just tone down your AC'. My uric acid is ok, my blood (blood count something) is well. And so, (I guess) I am fine. Just need to eat good food (hard to find! hard to make!) and exercise moderately. Despite busy-ness and dizzy-ness, I still managed to write some entries at Hoops, check it out.

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