Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MTV Blog Squad Search


Finally, I officially joined the MTV Blog Squad search today (the last day). I’ve seen a lot of brilliant bloggers joining the contest and I have high hopes for a Pinoy blogger or two (or three, or even four) to make it. The idea that bloggers are deliberately gaining the power towards becoming an essential information medium that can move beliefs and create opinions is enough reason for me to say that MTV and Nuffnang sure made a neat proposition.

So, if you have time to read my entry, kindly follow this link and if you may, you can also rate it with a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down. My article is about the challenge posted on encouraging people to buy original music and stop illegal downloads.
Here’s hoping to get a little of your time and vote! He He He. See you around.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
The biggest music icon died at 50.


Michael Joseph Jackson
August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009


This piece will always be part of my power song play list.

Rest in peace MJ.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Techie Lola

Gone are the days when we get annoyed by TV commercials. I know, you had those moments when you are intensely watching your favorite show then climax segments will be cut by lame commercials which will last for like 15 minutes or so. But advertising has gone through massive overhaul making every airtime worth the audience attention. Creativity plus street smart inputs I think is the most formidable formula towards creating a TV material that will create buzz and invite massive attention.

Now, irony comes in because not all cool ideas gather attention. Sometimes, a simple, almost hard induced humor can move a brand to stardom. Take this one as an example.


Then, there are some commercials that are well thought of, made to appear very relevant. Like this techie grandma character used to show how easy it is to get digitally wired.


Connecting to what’s relevant is this local material done by many prominent personalities in the country. The main message? Say No to CON ASS. The airing of this material in the grounds of influential TV networks goes out to say that sensible advocacy deserve a voice and an instrument to amplify it.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Facebook 1896

We can’t deny it; Facebook has already infected millions of people around the world. Philippines, being one of the most digitally wired countries will never be left outdated, of course. With Facebook becoming a quintessential mode of digital communication, we can’t help but wonder – what if Facebook already existed in the past? What if Facebook is already hot and running during the revolutionary days of the Philippines against foreign invaders at the time?

Well, thanks to this wonderful material sent to me by my boss Ms.Rachel, I now have an idea how our historic heroes could have used Facebook to free our country.
And no! This is not a post-freedom day article.

old school facebookclick to enlarge

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Knock

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As a child, a knock on the door will always excite me. It gives me a thrill guessing who is on the other side . Back then, telephones, e-mails, mobile phones, or any communication device that is technologically given were concepts zero. Some chills will always grow in me whenever I hear a knock on our door.

Could it be just one of my annoying neighbors? (Asking for condiments or magazine back issues or the most powerful acne solution)

Could it be our father’s aid who delivers his monthly remittance? (Whoa! I smell fest)

Could it be one of our relatives from the province? (With native rice and fighting cocks)

Or could it be just a knock on a wrong door?


What if Oprah Winfrey knocks on our door? I would surely check if she’s wearing real hair. Then I would ask her about Jaime Fox. I would ask her to look at the Philippines the same way she looks at Africa.

What if Steve Jobs knock on my door? He will see me using Windows while tapping on the ipod. Im sure he will be stunned by the irony - The same way that we are all stunned by him transforming the walkman culture into ipod generation.

What if Barrack Obama will knock on my door? I would definitely shower him with kudos and then hand him the palace address and tell him that a woman in there, not too prominent in height needs some serious talk. If he hasn’t noticed, the lady has been trying (dying) to have a talk with him. Hopefully, this talk will end the rallies.

Now, what if an enemy knocks on my door? I wouldn’t really know because I don’t have any. But in case, I would definitely follow cliché – Close the door and make them cry, but stay and make sure they’ll leave without burning our house.

Now, what if an ally knocks on the door? Well, sniff first and make sure that they are not shape shifters. Better yet, ask for identification. You may also ask for the deepest secret you remember you told the ally. If the person passes on these, immediately sit the ally on the couch and offer a nice cup of tea.

Now, what if collectors come knocking with notices of termination for phone, electricity and water? I would simply pretend that I’m deaf and that I have low tolerance for men in uniform- I tend to throw fried chicken crumbs on them, sometimes with gravy.

But what if someone knocks on your door? - Someone who looks like a stranger with an aura of familiarity. The person starts talking and you know that the person is not a stranger at all. That all this time, you’ve been figuring out what excites you on knocks on the door. You smile knowing that the reason is standing in front of you – solid, breathing, real.

Now, don’t ask me for coherence because I simply don’t care.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The New iphone 3GS

Technology aficionados, here’s a candy treat I’m sure you are well aware of- The new iphone 3GS. “S” stands for speed. This new baby promises faster and sleeker navigation. Also, iphone 3GS now has copy-paste commands and UNDO. Now, this new gadget also includes video and video editing. The photo system is also more impressive. What I like about the new iphone is Voice control for Calls and song playlist.

To give you a more comprehensive (idiot) guide, here’s a video by Apple.