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Asus Ultimate 2009 Overclocking Show

Attention techies, geeks and computer addicts!  Asus will be holding an overclocking competition next week.  The Asus Ultimate 2009 Overclocking Show will be held this 23rd of May.  The show will start around 3pm in the Entertainment Plaza, SM City, Cebu.  This event is part of the Asus PC Fair (May 14-24).  The management decided to hold an overclocking competition to make a dynamic fair finale.  In the competition the participants are expected to showcase their overclocking skills using top hardwares from different brands.

Asus is a multinational Taiwanese company which is one of the world’s leading producers of motherboards, graphic cards, optical drives, PDA’s, computer monitors, notebook computers and a lot more computer related innnovations.  It is reported, that since the year 2006, 35% of PC’s sold used an ASUS motherboard.

The Asus management are inviting Cebu Bloggers Society members to attend and blog about the event.

N.B: What is overclocking?

To speed up the computer beyond the manufacturer’s specifications in order to run faster. Common in the gaming world, overclocking the CPU is accomplished by changing the clock ratio of the frontside bus (FSB) in the BIOS setup. Older methods were changing a jumper on the motherboard or changing the clock crystal. Although enhanced cooling systems are typically added when a CPU is overclocked, over time, the CPU or the motherboard may not be able to handle the increased speed.

References: Answers.com and Wikipedia

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Immortals in Moalboal 2009

This is a very late post, but, nevertheless, I am inspired to write about this because this is something that only happens once a year among my forum comrades in Immortality Forum.  We’ve been doing this for three years now and I’m expecting another outing next year.

First, I would like to thank all the the mortals who went there.  This is in random order.

I guess that’s it.  I hope I didn’t miss anyone.  I’m a little bit disappointed that a few important people didn’t manage to attend like MagicBeans Guy and Blink.

We actually planned this outing very early this year.  Would you believe that we started talking about this in the forum exactly on 11th of January?  Hahahaha!  And to think the actual outing was on 1st and 2nd of May.

We had lots of alternative venues.  At first, we talked about Sumilon, but when we checked the place online, we found out that the accomodation rates are in dollar value.  This means that we can’t afford it and we better check for another nice beach resorts, those ones with nice beaches, but with affordable rates.  We considered Camiguin and Bohol in our list, but these places are way too far from main Cebu.  Others find it a hassle both in transportation and time.  We checked a few others and then, at the end we decided to go to Moalboal, specifically, BigSand Campgrounds.

Because I was too excited, I phoned the resort immediately and made reservation for at least 20 people for an overnight stay.  After that I heard negative feedbacks from titah Binky.  She told us that the beach front of the said resort is no good and we should try another one.  At the back of my friggin’ head, I was a bit disappointed because the place is actually almost perfect.  I mean, with our number, we really need a big place and BigSand Campground’s accomodation is definitely big, but very affordable.  It is a two-storey, air conditioned cottage with tap water and fridge, and the place is private and safe.  I really don’t mind at all the beach front because I know that we can roam somewhere in the strech of beaches and find some nice shorelines.

Well, to make the story short, the bloody outing was pushed through.  Everybody was happy and I got drunk early in the evening.  Hahahaha.  Thanks to Nabet and Pepe for the CnT lechon donation and to Manash and Nabet for the free cottage fee.  Moalboal beach ain’t that great, but the people I was with were all awesome.  Labi na katong mga nangahubog, apil nako. Hahahaha.  Xie xie Ni and Jia You!

Photo Album 1, Photo Album 2

Photo Credits: Jeff Saberon “Doble” and Jolla Carmen Valencia “Mingo”

N.B: There’s still a 3rd batch of photos in isda’s cam.  I dunno why until now he hasn’t uploaded those yet.  Iya pa guro giorasyunan.  Unod Bukog, Bukog Unod.  Hahahahaha!

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5th iBlog Summit Assessment

Before anything else, I need to thank Miss Aileen Estoquia, for her help during our stay inside the UP Diliman Village. Xie xie ni for the very affordable, yet, very great accomodation. I also want to mention Mr. Xerxes Aaron Chua Bernades, my ultimate travel companion. Without him, my journey to Manila wouldn’t be that exciting.

I think, I’m the kind who expect too much, but has very low acceptance. I mean the summit is okay, but it is not what I expected it to be. This may sound unfair to the organizers who had shed rivers of sweats to make the event successful, but this is only my personal observation. This doesn’t necessarily reflect the majority’s impression. To make this review not so bias, I will enumerate first the positive stuffs.

PROs:

  1. It was held in a very comfortable venue.
  2. The activities started on time.
  3. Free snacks and lunch.
  4. Presentation equipments were all ready.
  5. Some nice speakers(i.e. those ones who tackled Photoblogging 102, Video Blogging…)
  6. Nice Q & A facilitation.
  7. Great after party treats.

CONs:

  1. There were no ice-breakers in between the talks.
  2. A certain speaker didn’t discuss well the topic assigned to him. He seemed like he was just talking to himself and was talking about how people treated him because of the peculiarity of his blog. I don’t even think he’s aware of the audience’s reaction while he was there on stage. Good thing his partner saved the topic.
  3. A few speakers were just merely reading from their power point presentation. Tsk…tsk…
  4. A certain speaker was out of his mind. He suggested a system of leveling among bloggers, which I find unrealistic and should only remain a theory. From an artist to a maven? What is that? Jeezzz…
  5. IDs were only given to the first 300 web registrants. This actually made me feel alienated. I’m soo weird. Haha…
  6. Some of the participants had no free lunch(mostly those late ones). This is understandable since the event had a limited budget.
  7. Siopao tragedy. I didn’t even bother to continue eating that thing. Haist…the prize of freebies…I sound sooo pathetic. I know. Hahaha!
  8. There’s no getting to know each other activity or program during the after party. Bloggers from Manila stayed with their crowd, and bloggers from the south…well, had also obviously stayed with their own crowd. There were only a very few bloggers who made efforts to reach out to other bloggers. Everyone was very comfortable with their own beloved minions. Or, is it just me? Hehehe!

Lastly, to be fair, I did enjoy the overall event. I also learned a lot of new things and had also met few interesting people. Btw, here’s a CBS group pic during the after party at Katips.

Photo Credits: lord_dracula and vanjahnn

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Happy 3rd Anniversary Immortals!

21st of April 2006-21st of April 2009.  It’s been three years that we’ve been tossing each others nonsense ramblings inside our little hive in cyberspace.  Three years of knowing each others clumsiness and silliness.  Three years of sharing each others secrets and painful dramas in life.  It’s been a great pleasure knowing that somewhere in this very chaotic age of multi-tasking and modern brouhaha, there is still a place wherein we can vent our frustrations in life without the fear of being rejected and humiliated.

To all cool headed immortals who are reading this post, Happy 3rd Anniversary!  Jia You!

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Into the Wild, Wild CBS Camp Out

If you wanted to seek diversion from your stationary and monotonous office slave life, habituated by same old faces of your friends and comrades, getting too close for comfort with your clanmates, tired of doing same old stuff, and wanting to breathe another flavor of carbonated oxygen, then you should have been hanging out with the CBS crowd.

The CBS crowd, a mob of cool online addicts who share common personality disorders, just had their first summer camp out and team building at Jardin De Busay.  An overdosage of appreciation goes to Mr. Vanjahnn, a fellow CBS mob member, for letting the the whole gang stay at their beautiful place.

The whole gang of raucous blogging cyborgs had spread live bullets of laughter and lethal nonsense talks all over the bloody place.  At the end of the team building initiation, team Wang-Wang, a team full of semi-carnal blogging cyborgs, emerged victorious over their lousy opponent, the name I won’t mention because I’m afraid it would just be a waste of bandwidth(peace team unknown, lolers).

On the other hand, a certain lousy cyborg got drunk and wasted during the event because he bragged that he can drink el hombre like a beer.  The result?  Well, the rest of the cyborg addicts molested his wasted moments and took a lot of photos to scandalized his holy body.  Lolers!  Peace be with you whoever you are.  Hahahahaha!

Below is the confidential list of cyborgs who made it to the said gathering:

  1. Vanjahnn of FocalGlass.Blogspot.com
  2. Mark of EUTS.Wordpress.com
  3. Mikyu of Ifancy.me
  4. Clarence of DahongLaya.com
  5. Kai of CalendarNotes.Blogspot.com
  6. Miong of MiongandMarquee.Blogspot.com
  7. Empress of EmpressOfDrac.com
  8. McBilly of McBilly.com
  9. Attorney of Bethelo.Blogspot.com
  10. Prince of RoyalGrapiks.Blogspot.com
  11. Aldwin of Multiply.com
  12. Bryan of WhatAboutBryan.info
  13. Jorich of BeyondTheNorms.org
  14. Tiannex of SimpolNiBai.Blogspot.com
  15. Timoy of MugnaSaBadlis.Blogspot.com

Xie, Xie Ni for the fun and baka moments.  Hehehehe.

Photo Credits: Vanjahnn

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Maribago Bluewater Summer Blowout

A fellow Cebu Bloggers Society member, Pinoy Blogger, just informed the group recently that there will be a free summer blow out this coming May.  This event will be sponsored by Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort in cooperation with Pinoy World.  This activity is actually open to all bloggers in Cebu, but most specifically to CBS members.

Free resort accomodations, fun games, and sumptuous foods are waiting for all the participants.  In the games, the lucky bloggers can win gift certificates and other freebies.  In order to participate to this great summer event, the blogger must visit Pinoy Blogger’s post and follow a few easy instructions to register.

The posted date of this event was set to 9th of May, but this is in conflict with the schedule of the iBlog Summit in Manila which will be held on the same date also.  The CBS VP for Events, Xerxes Bernadez,  asked Pinoy Blogger to move this activity to 16th of May.

For further details about this event please visit Pinoy World.  And if you wanted to know more about this beach resort, you can visit Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort’s blog.

Photo Credit: bluewateronline.wordpress.com

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Xie Xie Ni!

Goshsh!! I just woke up with a heavy head this morning.  When I opened my eyes, I felt like the room was swirling around me.  My throat was very dry, yet my mouth has this somewhat bitter and acidic taste.  My stomach was somewhat full of acid and the very first thought that popped out from my drunken brain is to drink coffee.

The coffee tasted like a rusted water from the taste-point of my still tipsy tastebuds.  It didn’t taste like a coffee should be.  Fucking neurotransmitters!  Can’t translate simple task when the bloody head is still sulking.  Fuckin’ cheap tq! That thing must had burn my friggin’ tongue.  Lolers!

And then, my still dizzy head decided to try one more time.  I mean everything deserves a second chance.  So I made coffee again and I concluded that there’s really something wrong with my taste buds.  The coffee tasted like nothing, and my stomach was growling with acidic shit. Well, I’m not drunk.  Just a little dizzy.  Hehehe!

Anyways, I wanted to thank all the mortals who made my day happy yesterday.  Yesterday’s my birthday and I celebrated it along with Troy.  I gave him a cheap men perfume and a black chocolate. That was actually the very first time that I gave him something.  Hehehe!

Thanks to Nabet’s pink blouse.  Though it was intended as a Christmas present I received it the night before my birthday, so it’s like a birthday gift also.  Thank you so much Nabet.  All the Immortal girls are so grateful for all the blouses.  Thanks also to Rubin’s thoughtfulness for sending me flowers.  He didn’t give me food because I’m already fat.  Grrrr.  Thanks to Witch’s pair of earrings though I unintentionally broke the other pair.  Hehehe.  I hope Witch is not reading this post.  Thanks to Assassin’s virtual gift, but I’m really sad though.  That mortal didn’t even texted or greeted me yesterday.  I don’t know why.  Huhuhu!  Advance thank you also to Manash’s and HUHU2’s presents.  Hahaha!

Thank you soo much for all the mortals who greeted and made my day yesterday.  My Immortality Forum family, my SMART family, my Banana Networks officemates, my friends in Facebook, Multiply, Friendster…  Goshhh!!! I feel like an idiot enumerating these.  Hahaha!  Thank you also to my tagay mates last night.  See you this coming Sunday for another tagay session.  Hehehe!  Xie Xie, Xie Xie, Xie Xie Ni!

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Sinulog Night Madness

It’s already 3:56am, and I just got home with Manash and Jun2x from Grill Avenue. Manash has been puking shamelessly the moment we went out. She puked at the side of the street, at the taxi window, and in front of our house. We have to aid and support her balance while we walked her out from that place because she’s bloody drunk.

We started drinking beer the moment we arrived at Grill Avenue with a live show band entertaining the night crowd. Titah Binky was there along with her friends and her brother. I haven’t drank beer for a while because I stick to my promise to myself that I would only patronize hard drinks. But I got no choice that time because I had to compromise for the sake of camaraderie.

We were enjoying the entertainment on stage since one of the band’s vox was really a performer. At around 11pm Wasted signed off since she still has to wake up early because of work. But we didn’t believe her because her EX showed up there wearin a green shirt that matched the color of hers. It’s really too obvious. Viktor excused himself first and a few minutes later Wasted bid goodbye from the group. Hehehe. We are sooo green minded.

Earlier at Ayala

Earlier at Ayala

At around 12am or 1am I guess, Jun2x arrived. Manash and Titah Binky were already dancing beside our table. I can tell that Manash was already tipsy. My stomach already ached because of the heavy density of the beer and I had to pass. At around 1:30 or 2:00am I guess, Titah Binky and her friends signed off. She has to go home early because she’s taking medication for her gallstones problem.

When we finished our beer, we ordered margarita. Manash was already very tipsy and has been dancing crazily. Jun2x joined her later. The two were both tipsy already and I was laughing my heart out because Manash was obviously drunk and had caught attention from the crowds in another tables. We finished our margarita at around 3am after she finished her live show presentation starred by those brave enough people who were amply drunk to go dirty dancing with her. Hahahaha. Manash is really a spectacle when she’s drunk. Hehehe. Jia you, Jia you Manash!

Anyways, earlier that evening, we went to Ayala with Roni babe to watch the fireworks presentation. Unfortunately, we were at the wrong side of the mall. We didn’t able to see that fucking fireworks. Grrrr! We just hang out at Shakeys and stuffed ourselves with pizza, fried chicken, and a fucking pitcher of “not cold” iced tea. The mall was actually jam packed with people that’s why we got no other choice, but to eat at that friggin’ resto. Grrrrr.

Goofin around...

Goofin' around...

I guess I need to salute now. My head is bloody heavy, my fingers already numb…and I already see that big-eyed girl and those long, black fuckin’ of a hair…So long America!!!! Hehehehe…

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End of December Wrap Up

[mwrap][dcap]T[/dcap]ime flies so fast I merely noticed it. Christmas was just over and New Year is just a couple of days away. Sayonara 2008, Ne Hao 2009! I’ve been busy with my crappy addiction of wrinkle-tear-jerker stuffs that I got no time to post anything here. I even became a gluttonous machine I suddenly have the phobia of looking at my face in the mirror. And because I feel like a walking Buddha, I noticed that I don’t socialize that much lately. Oh crap! Am I going back to my old-boring introvert self? Jia You EOD, this is not the time to accommodate set backs and personality problems!

Some people would definitely laugh at me if I’ll tell them that I’m an introvert and I really hate socializing and being observe at. Though I already surpassed that phase, I could still feel the old me kicking persistently, trying to slow down and change my current way of perceiving the world around me. Man, this is really getting creepier. I can’t believe I’m retrospecting at this very bloody moment. I should wake up now before I could scare myself away. Lolers!

Chrismas Dinner with Friends

Anyways, we had a Christmas dinner last Saturday with my friends at Moon Cafe. These people are the same mortals I hang out with since 2006 at a small beach resort in Marigondon(though we were in a big group that time). Titah Binky(she’s not really a “titah”, but I’m fond of calling her that way) was there with her usual authoritative and kinky self. Hehehe. I really look up at her because she really has this strong personality that could convince you that there’s really no point of being a coward. Manash, my close friend for almost nine years who I despised a lot at our first few meetings way back 2001. I can’t believe that she’ll become one of my few treasured friends since I really didn’t like her before. I guess I tend not to like her that time because she’s too much of an extrovert. Up close she’s really the type of buddy whom you can bring and hang out with anywhere. Her openness and high degree of friendliness attracted mobs of men, you can’t help yourself to wonder how she managed to accommodate them all(Hehehe. Peace Nash!).

Kiere was also there. I was a bit shocked when I saw her wearing a scarf and black tops and jeans. I was wearing the same though my scarf was of different color. I’ve also seen this mortal’s ups and downs in life. Though I know that she had coped up well, I can still feel the burden she’s carrying inside her until now. She actually cries a lot and very emotional. I guess we are in the same wavelength though I could say that I managed to avoid that kind of stuff for almost a year now. We actually had a lot of misunderstandings before, but we have quickly settled them down.

Blueberry and Gtboi were also there. I mentioned them as one since they are a couple and it would be awkward to mention them individually. Blueberry and I are friends for almost three years now. This girl awed me a lot because she has done a lot of impossible things that I can’t imagine myself doing. She’s definitely not your average type of lady. We really want to name her baby girl Blueberry Cheesecake, but it sounds crazy and cheesy. I wish her well and a safe delivery this coming March. Jia You, Jia You bai! Hehehe.

The people who were supposed to go there, but failed are Tats, Wasted and Caloi. Hmmmn…It was actually Tats who suggested to hold the dinner at 27th, but he’s the one who failed to come. He texted that he’s on his way to Zamboanga to attend the funeral of a relative. How sooo Gabino Ang! Caloi, on the other hand, had a Team Building, and Wasted spent her holiday vacation in Butuan(her hometown). Titah Binky texted Khalai and Twistedsui, but as usual they didn’t manage to come. We also texted and called Isda, but I guess he’s busy since he didn’t answer our call nor reply to our text message. We also missed Nabet and Pepe. They are busy making themselves rich in Singapore. Hehehe. Other people whom I haven’t seen since that first Christmas gathering in 2006 are Xidvicious, and Captain Poloi.

After our dinner at Moon Cafe we went to KartZone. We didn’t like the atmosphere there so we transferred to Off Roads.

Meme Disney Land

I guess I overly exaggerate when I stated that I didn’t socialize a lot. I did went to a meme disneyland last 20th to 21st of December and I did enjoyed the whole day tour though it was very exhausting. I arrived around nine in the morning and I was a bit embarrassed because they were all waiting for me(to think the only one I know in the group is my friend). The next day, my friend was forced to watch a Shoujo series since he got no other choice. I actually have an unpleasant reminder from that trip. I bumped my right leg into the sharp edge part of the antique table in one of the spots we visited. It really hurt a lot and as I checked it now it left a hideous coloring at my upper thigh.

Monkey Networks Christmas

Banilya, Vanilya, Balila, Banana…Hahahaha! Our company’s name is sooo unique, it garnered lots of bloopers. Now, I’m calling it Monkey Networks so that everyone will be happy. Our company is actually the very first tenant who occupied the TGU building here in IT Park and we are also the very first tenant who used their lobby. It is where we held our Christmas Party.

Banana Networks Christmas

Banana Networks Christmas

What a very long post! Xie Xie everyone for reading and visiting. Jia You, Jia You!![/mwrap]

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CBS Xmas Farty!

CBS Xmas Farty

CBS Xmas Farty

[mwrap][dcap]N[/dcap]e Hao! This is only a quick post. We just finished our Company’s Christmas Party. We will be going to somewhere tonight. May be at Sun Flower or a place where we can chill out. Anyways, thanks to Vanjahnn for the successful CBS Christmas Party yesterday night. Thanks for the generous accomodation. I really love the view from the mountains overlooking the city. Such an awesome sight. Zai Jian![/mwrap]

Photo Credits: Vanjahnn

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Pacman, Oscar Dela Hoya’s New Idol

Hidden Soldiers!
Ang sagot ni Manny Pacquiao
nang tinanong siya kung ano
ang World’s Number 1 anti-dandruff
shampoo.

The text message above is definitely funny, but it is an ugly reflection of how most Pinoy discriminate someone who doesn’t speak fucking English fluently. This, also shows how narrow-minded most of us when it comes to how we measure intelligence and capability. No wonder we are still living in a developing country until now. Hypocrisy dominates most of our central traits which has blinded us to see genuine talent and ability. We always assume that when someone is good in speaking english, he or she is smart and intelligent and everything. How pathetically wrong!

Well, this post is definitely not intended to rant about how pathetic most Pinoy are. This post is intended to praise Manny Pacquiao, Oscar Dela Hoya’s new idol. The golden boy in the boxing arena who has been a reigning champion and living legend bowed down and surrendered to Pacman at the start of the ninth round in their recently concluded Dream Match at MGM Grand, Nevada, USA.

I never thought the game would end that way. Dela Hoya has more fighting advantages compared to Pacman. First, is the height advantage. Pacman is only 5′ 6″ tall compared to Dela Hoya’s 5′ 10″. Next, is the reach advantage. Dela Hoya has long arms compared to Manny which means a high hitting probability. The Golden Boy is also famous of his powerful left jab and has more fighting experiences compared to our pambansang kamao. But all of these expected advantages had been easily vanquished by Pacman’s agility, good footworks, lethal throws and punches, and a combination of consistent offensive and defensive moves.

Manny Pacquiao dominated the whole game from round one to round eight. He threw the first few punches in the first round and managed to avoid Dela Hoya’s. The Golden Boy was reduced to a mere punching bag in round four to eight. Pacman emerged victorious after Dela Hoya accepted defeat with an injured face and a black eye. Pacman, on the other hand, accepted the victory unscathed along with millions of victorious Filipino around the world. Our Pambansang Kamao has clearly obliterated USA’s Golden Boy after 8 rounds due to technical knock out. Yeeeyyyyyy!

N.B. Have you noticed that the background music played after each round was of Rammtein’s? I’m referring to GMA 7’s game coverage. Hehehe.

Photo Credits: BatchLinks

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2nd Otaku Festival in Cebu

After the successful First Otaku Festival held at UP Cebu grounds last February of 2008, here comes another round of event for local anime and manga lovers. The OTAKU FEST 2.0! “THE SAGA CONTINUES!”

This festival will be held at the same venue this 13th of December 2008 from 1pm to 9pm. There will be on-the-spot poster making contest, logo making competition, digital photography, dance competition, cosplay, DOTA, and a lot, lot more. The registration time for contestants will be from 12:30 to 1:00pm.

Please check this link for the tentative program flow. You can also contact upotaku@gmail.com or 09064656752 for further details and inquiries.[/mwrap]

Photo Credits: UP Otaku

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To My Manita/Manito: My Wishlist

It’s now exactly 41 days and 10 minutes before Christmas, but I’m really not that excited about it compared to those previous Christmases in the past few years. I rarely hear Christmas songs these past few weeks and the weather is really hot. I don’t know why I don’t feel any connection or anticipation about the coming festive celebration.

Anyways, we will have our company’s Christmas party this coming 14th of December. This is actually my first Christmas with the company, but it’s still the usual manita/manito stuff for exchanging gifts. We are obliged to announce our wish list so that our respective manitas or manitos will know what specific gifts they have to give us during the party. I really don’t fancy anything expensive. I just want stuffs that can make me laugh and can also make me cry at the same time. So here is my wish list:

Any DVD copies will do, but they should be clear copies.

1. Devil Beside You(Mike He and Rainie Yang). This is the best Asian Drama series according to BestStuff.com.

2. Vampire Knight(The Anime Series). I’ve actually read the manga, but it’s still stuck at chapter 43. I just want to have the anime series copy for a change.

3. Hana Yori Dango(The Japanese Version). Though this is a Jdrama which has the same plot with Meteor Garden, I still want to watch this because a lot of people said that it’s better than the Taiwanese version. They said that it’s more loyal to the manga compared to MG that has lots of additional scenes.

4. Princess Hours(Korean Series). According to BestStuff.Com, this is the best Korean Drama series of all time. I hope the review won’t fail my expectation. Hehehe.

5. My Girl(Another Korean Series). I dunno if this one is great, but a friend told me that it’s rather funny.

6. Claymore(The Anime Series). I’ve read the manga of this, and it’s still stuck at chapter 82. Just want to see the anime version for a change.

Hmmmn…I guess that’s all for now. I mean 14th of December is still several days away. I’ll just tell you if I’ve changed my mind. Anyways, any four of the above will do. Lolers!

Thanks Manita/Manito. (:

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I voted for Obama!

Yes, I did cast my vote for him in a mock poll during the US Election Watch 2008 at SM Atrium this morning. The Cebu Bloggers Society was invited by the US ambassador to the Philippines to attend the event. The venue was full of television screens that monitor the 2008 US Presidential Election.

Barack Obama is definitely the leading presidential candidate in almost all states. And as of the writing of this post it seems that victory is on the democrats side. Mccain, the republican candidate must brace himself well to accept defeat.

The US Election Watch 2008 was headed by Paul Jones, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission. The event were attended by different private sector representatives, media, americans, and a few prominent local personalities. Among these prominent personalities are local politicians like Mayor Jonas Cortes of Mandaue City, Rep. Raul Del Mar, and Rep. Neressa Soon Ruiz(attired in a maong mini-skirt with a glamorous hairdo). There were also local media reporters who covered the event. They were Rico Lucena of ABS-CBN Cebu and Bobby Nalzaro of GMA 7.

Of course, the group didn’t let the event pass without taking the opportunity to have our pictures taken with the above mentioned people. The event also has overflowing supply of american foods from generous sponsors.

Anyways, it would only take you a few seconds to cast your vote in their automated voting system process. This, I discovered when I casted my vote in their mock poll area. It is a far cry from our current voting process here in PI that is done manually.

On the other hand, I’m a little disappointed that I have to leave the event by 12 noon because of work.

Click here for more photos . Photo Credits: Clarence,Obnoxious Queer, and Athan Obs.

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CBS members interviewed by Jun Tariman of DYAB Cebu

The Cebu Bloggers Society members were invited by Jun Tariman to guest his tech radio segment program. This was aired thru DYAB Cebu at 3:00 to 3:30 pm, November 2, 2008, Sunday. The 30-minute interview were attended by Clarence of DahongLaya.Com, Kevin of MarRoxas2010.Blogspot.com, Zeniamai of Zeniamai.Wordpress.Com, Empress of EmpressOfDrac.Com, X of ObnoxiousQueer.Com, and Sinjin of Sinjin.Ph.

The special radio segment’s main topic is about blogging. Before the formal interview, the members introduced themselves to the listeners and provided quick background to their respective blogsites. After that, Kevin formally introduced the Cebu Bloggers Society group to the listeners.

Mr. Tariman began the interview by asking the group when does blogging started. It was then followed by series of discussions about how to earn money thru blogging, how to increase blogsite traffic, the role of Search Engine Optimization in promoting your blog, popular money transfer services you should use to claim your blogsite’s income, the importance of blogging in history, best blog platforms to use, and of course the basic steps on how to create a blog.

The 30-minute interview was also broadcast internationally thru live webcast.

Click here for more photos. Photo Credits: X

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Launching of Defcon Philippines, an IT Security organization

Defcon Philippines

Defcon Philippines

The soft launching of Defcon Philippines (DefconPH) on December 20, 2008 will bring together IT Security Professionals and Hackers to discuss their solutions, exploits and experiences in this complicated and critical field of IT Security arena. Attending this launching puts you one step ahead in preserving your company’s reputation, keeping your company solvent, and showing your value to your employer. DefconPH is a registered Defcon Group International as DC6332.

This half-day power packed event will cover the latest topics in IT security, hacking and protection. Learn how to avoid embarrassing and expensive data breaches, protect valuable information, and many more. Launching of this organization will commence in Handuraw, 460 Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City from 1PM to 6PM. Respective sponsors are www.opononline.com and www.empressofdrac.com . For more details visit the official website at www.defconph.org or email maxtor@defconph.org now.

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Digital Filipino Club and Bloggers Fellowship Night

The Digital Filipino Club successfully held this event at Teatro Casino in Waterfront, Cebu last 22nd of October. This Fellowship was organized by Miss Janette Toral and sponsored by PAGCOR. The event was crowded by online-affiliated people and was even made livelier by the present of the Cebu Bloggers Society members who became the event’s center of attraction because of their well-thought t-shirt design. All the participants enjoyed the event not only because of the freebies, but also it became a temporary venue of meeting individuals with the same line of interest.

After consuming their sumptuous dinner, the bloggers introduced themselves and talked something about their respective blogs. It was followed by a speech from a PAGCOR representative announcing their newest online marketing plan. Miss Janette Toral also made a brief introduction about the Digital Filipino Club’s members, history and as well as the latest club activities. Kevin Ray Chua and Winston, members of CBS also made special speeches on how they started their blogs and gave tips on how to increase blog popularity. There were also little talks about SEO and then followed by PAGCOR’s video presentation, a gaming event among bloggers, picture takings, and the awarding of raffle prizes.

Anyways, I met Beor and Galadriel of Istorya.Net during the event. I know them because I always hang out on their forum before. This is way back when my immaturish reflexes were still in control of my half-cooked brain. Beor is actually a very respectable and handsome man and her wife is really pretty in person. I actually have so much respect to them, and I look up to them like role models.

I guess I need to end this post here. It seems like I run out of ideas already. My lazy brain is already bitching me to finish the 4th book of the Twilight saga. So long penguins!

Check more photos here. (Photo Credits: Shinjin and X)

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Flash backs

I‘ve been trying to connect online thru the speedstream router management interface but of futile result. It always says:
“The local connection is still busy, please wait a few seconds before attempting to connect.”

So this is the prize of lower line and internet fee(5h plus per month at 512mbps). I just finished my breakfast and I just have this urge to write. I arrived around 7:30am from work. It was raining heavily when I left the office early this morning. The rain made me feel awake and as usual I cannot sleep.

So, what’s the latest buzz in town? The Ces Drilon kidnapping case is over. Manny Villar’s rumored pre-campaign ad is still aired on TVs nationwide and Ces Drilon really looks ugly without her make up on (have you noticed that?). Hehehe!

with my sis and mama at Seafront, Liloan

My stomach is full and I just want to step aside, and look back at the stuffs that I’ve done these past few weeks. Uhmmn, let’s start from the last week of April. Whew! That was when I went to Badian Island with deathgod, pervertsniper, dondon, and jc_hitomi. And then, on the first week of May, we went to Tubod Flowing Waters in Minglanilla for our team outing. Mid week of May was our forum outing at Franziska’s Beach Resort in Liloan. And then, a week after that we had our family outing at Seafront Beach Resort also in Liloan wherein we celebrated Inday Tin-tin’s passing of the CPA board exam. Last week of May was Maybel’s birthday. We went to Davinci’s Pizza in Jones along with deathgod and pervertsniper, and then, we went to videoke at The Beat’s Family KTV bar, and then went to disco near the place(wherein Maybel met her current bf).  Hahahahaha!

with at ems and my god daughter…

Last first week of June was Ate Em’s Wedding at Metro Park Hotel in Lahug. And then after that, I went to Bantayan Island with deathgod and his officemates. It serves as deathgod’s last outing with his team mates because he received a new job offer from a software company in Bohol.

Sugarbeach, Bantayan Island

Today is his first day of work as a project implementor at Wizzard Technologies. He texted me yesterday that he’s a little bit nervous. Hehehe. I’m quite happy that he has now a better job. I mean he’s not satisfied with his job before. I just texted him a while ago and gave him words of encouragement. Yeah! We’re good friends, but some people just can’t help themselves and still tease us that we’re still lovers. Well, we are happy of what we are now. We are good as friends. We don’t click as lovers. But then, no one knows what the future holds for us. He actually asked me a couple of times what will my answer be if he would want me back in the near future. My answer is I will decide when that time comes. Lolers!

with chubby and soulmate at Mango Square after videoke

Anyways, I had so much fun last Sunday night when I went to a videoke bar in Mango Square with my bloody officemates. We had so much fun singing our hearts out and dancing ’til our feet hurt. Hehehe! I feel a little bit sleepy now. It’s still raining outside and my eyelids are already heavy. ‘Till next time mortals. Avrio!

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Summer is officially over!

And I immensely enjoyed the season sooo much! Whew! Today is the 1st of June and I just made the toughest decision ever. I hope this is the best thing to do and I hope that there would be no regrets.

I just discovered that having lots of alternatives is not easy at all. It’s so hard to choose from lots of great choices. It’s not easy to choose specially when all the choices are dearest to your heart. But then, at the end one should make one. And that is what I just did. It is really scary because every decision you’ll make has it’s own consequences. And most mortals are afraid to commit mistakes and so do I. But as what my favorite philosopher said…

“There are no mistakes! Events that we bring to ourselves, no matter how unpleasant are necessary to learn life; whatever steps we take, they are necessary to reach the peak we want to go.”

And I know that Osho is definitely right and I’m forever thankful to all his teachings for they serve as guides in my everyday life. Anyways, here are few pics last 17th and 18th of May during our Forum outing. More pics can be found in my friendster account.

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My Sister passed the CPA Board Exam

I just received IM messages lately from my sister that she had passed the exam. I feel so glad, happy, grateful and all the positive feelings. And at the same time I wanted to cry. It’s because I’ve seen all the hardships my sister went thru. All the ups and downs and specifically the down moments. The CPA licensure exam is one of the most difficult exam one should take to become a certified accountant. And I am very proud that my sister did it. After all the never ending reviews and burning of candles and all the nosebleeding incidents (yes, she literally had nosebleeds because of studying and reviewing) she had made it. Yes! Yes! Yes! She told me while chatting a while ago that papa cried when she told him that she passed the exam. Well, I know they are tears of joy. Any parents would have reacted the same. And in my heart of hearts I’m so grateful for I know God has answered our prayers. I cannot fully express how happy I am at this very moment. I’m so happy for my sister because I know how much difficulties and hardships she had went thru just to get this far. I’m so proud of her and I never failed every time I encouraged her to never give up. She made it and we are all thankful to God for being always with us thru happy times and especially hard times. To my sister, welcome to the real world. You made it!

With so much love,

Papa, Mama, Ate, Inday Ginamay

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