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Once again, CD-R King

10 Jan

Went to CD-R King earlier to have my portable power supply replaced. Though it’s working fine, I realized that 1700 mAh has very limited charging capacity, as compared to the 4200 mAh I saw there (which is more expensive by only P110).  The Blackberry Curve’s batt power is only 1150 mAh and it gets drained easily. There will be days when I may need to charge my phone more than once, hence my want for a higher capacity battery charger.

*For those who may be wondering, the higher the mAh of the battery, the higher the capacity. 

But when I got to CD-R King, none of their 4200 mAh stocks worked. Buti I found out that they also have a 3000 mAh variant which sells for only P880, the same price as the 1700 mAh. So ito na lang.

It’s twice the size of the 1700 mAh and, as expected, heavier. I tested it as soon as I got home and so far, I think perfect lang ang 3000 mAh.

Once again, thank you CD-R King.

Crunch SMS

9 Jan

Downloaded Crunch SMS for Blackberry. Kewl iPhone-like conversation format.

Look, look, look what I found!

8 Jan

Because Blackberry’s battery sucks, I had been searching for a portable power supply that can power my phone while I’m away from home.

I was thinking of getting Noontec’s PowerMe which was on sale on for P2300. Kaso natapos na ang promo and I’m not sure din if it works with a Blackberry.

So I thought, why not check CDR-King? Ume-SM na kasi sya ngayon — they’ve got it all. I checked its website and aside from the furniture, rice cooker and hair dryer, may arts and crafts na rin sya ngayon!

Anyway so I asked the saleslady kung meron silang portable power supply for BB. At aba meron — 1700maH for only P880, a lot cheaper than Noontec. And meron din syang 4200mah for only P990!

It’s so easy to use and it also has several adapters for other cellphone brands. Easy din to recharge, just plug it in your laptop/PC via USB.

Winner di ba? Thank you CDR-King.


30 Nov

Nauubusan na ko ng excuse sa pandedeadma sa blog na ‘to ngayong puwede nang mag-post gamit ang cellphone.

Goodbye 2009

31 Dec

Oh, time flies so fast.  In a few hours, we’re saying goodbye to 2009.  Can’t help but look back at the stash of digital evidence I’ve amassed from the whole year.  Looking back, knowing that my family is well and healthy, I realized that my 2009 wasn’t so bad after all.

Click to enlarge (dahil baka extra ka sa pictures ko).

My photo collage was done using Shape Collage, a free software that instantly creates a collage of your photos.  If you want one, download it here.

Have fun, stay safe for the rest of 2009.  And remember:


I want a Modu

15 Dec

One of my favorite blogs, Yugatech, is giving away lotsa gadgets this holiday season.  And one of those gadgets is the Modu phone, the lightest phone in the world.

This is the perfect “second” phone for those who have a spare sim to use.  Me, though I have a love-hate relationship with Globe, I still want  to use my old Globe number because it’s Christmastime and I have so many Globe friends I wanna text.  Besides, Mike is still very much loyal to his Globe number so I think it’ll be easier and cheaper for us to communicate using the same cellphone network.

Aside from that, I think Modu is one of the cutest phones I’ve seen once you put it in its case.


Just for this week, Yugatech is giving away 62 gadgets, such as Modu phones, Globe Tattoo, and Globe prepaid phone cards.  Everyone can join either via Twitter, blog, or answering a question posted on his blog. Check out the mechanics below on how to join.


Round 1: Our theme for this week will be Twitter. Here’s the mechanics:

1) Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter.

2) Post a tweet “Just entered to win a Modu Phone. Quick! Go follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe and retweet: #thanks2yugatech”

We’re giving away a Modu phone, 10 Globe Tattoo and 20 Php500 prepaid call cards randomly. That’s 31 winners in all for the Twitter giveaway.

If you don’t have a Twitter account but own a blog, here’s another way for you to join in this week’s giveaways:

1) Blog about the “YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway”. Include the photo I posted here and link to this contest page.

2) Don’t forget to include in your post the mechanics for the Twitter contest above.

3) Leave a comment here with the URL of your entry.

For this one, we’ll give away another Modu phone, 10 Globe Tattoo and 10 prepaid load cards worth Php500 each. That’s 21 additional winners for a total of 52 winners this week.

Lastly, for our YugaTech readers who don’t Twitter or blog, here’s one for you:

1) Leave a comment on this contest page with the answer to this question — “If you’re stuck in an island with a phone and only have one call left, who would you call and why?

Ten most witty or creative answers will each win Php500 worth of prepaid load cards from Globe.

You can join in any of the 3 separate giveaways above but you can only win once for this round. If you win twice or on all 3, you get the bigger prize.

globeThat’s a total of 62 lucky winners this week alone. This is just to warm you up for that grand prize. Go and start spreading the word!

Our giveaways won’t be this huge if not for our sponsors. Go thank Globe in your own little way.

Note: Anyone can join in the contests as many times since we’ll have more rounds in the coming weeks and months. Items will be shipped anywhere in the Philippines for free.


29 Oct

This is even more wowowee than their Wowowee! engagement stint!

Click on the photo and see what happens.


CLICK HERE to see more.

This is just funny

28 Oct

So I guess I’m not the only one having problems with Globe Duo/Superduo.


This is a screencap of Globe’s website.  And below is an enlarged version of their feedback page.  Read the comments!


Yes, the last comment is a retweet of my tweet.  But that’s not the point.  The point is out of the four comments published on their site, three are saying that Globe Duo sucks.  And that’s telling a lot, right?

I think Globe needs to either improve their Duo service ASAP or refund to those who subscribed but didn’t get the service they expected.

I actually like Duo/Superduo’s idea pa naman. Before having that blah experience with Superduo/Duo, I was urging Mike and my cousins who are on Globe to subscribe to the service.

Anyway, I called Globe earlier and was able to speak to an operator. Kaso, naputol ang call.  But I will call again as soon as I get home.  And I really hope they give me back my money.


7 Aug

Remember CNN’s 360 photo of the Obama inauguration?  Tita Cory’s cortege has something like that too!

CORY virtual philippines

CLICK HERE to experience the amazing.

Twitter revolution

15 Jul

It’s either the folks behind these have too much time on their hands or are just plain brilliant. But whatevs, they’re too hilarious to ignore.  And what if nga kaya?

“Paano kaya kung may FB na nung panahon ng Katipunan”




On second thought, maybe there wouldn’t have been a Katipunan at all if there was FB during their time.  Everyone would just be busy playing farm town.

And now there’s this:

tweets of science

@albert-e and @darwin1, you guys made my day.

I’m in love!

12 Jul

No, I’m not over Michael Jackson yet.  I just had a mini-marathon of MJ’s music videos and performances with my 8-year old nephew Isla in his room.  I must have watched his Motown “Billie Jean” performance at least five times this day, with Isla trying to imitate Jackson’s moonwalk and footwork.

But life must go on, as they say, and this evening, while checking out Yugatech, I fell in love.


It’s the Olympus Pen EP-1, the smallest DLSR in the world.  I think this is the perfect DLSR for me.  I’ve been wanting to buy a DLSR (since I’ve long given up on my Canon film SLR, mahal magpa-develop) but I can’t get over the bulkiness of the DLSR cams.  I thought, if I am to buy a DLSR, it must be something I’d be willing to bring along with me wherever I go.  And this is it! This is really it! Ha!

Reposting from Yugatech:

Specs of Olympus Pen E-P1
12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor
3″ display screen
3fps sequential shooting
6400 ISO max
60 – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
LiveView Autofocus
14-42mm M.Zuiko and 17mm F2.8 pancake (kit lenses)

Olympus uses the micro four-thirds technology with this model. Unlike other dSLR from Canon or Nikon, the Image Stabilizer of the Olympus E-P1 is built in the camera, not the lens. It also does 720p HD video recording (1280×720). One obvious drawback is that this camera does not have a built-in flash and no built-in viewfinder (sold separately).

Suggested price is $800 with the kit lens.

Now, the only question is: How to raise US$800 or about P40,000 to buy this beauty.  I need a good paying raket!

The Culprit?

22 May

A friend forwarded me the link to the Facebook account of Erik Johnston Chua, the alleged “uploader” of the Hayden video files.  As I was browsing through his photos, which were either tagged by him or his friends, I noticed that the tags on his name were disappearing.  And then all of a sudden, his account has been either deleted or set as private.  Maybe he got tired from all the people trying to scare/harrass him.  Or he got scared of being found out by the Super Twins Bong and Edu. 

Anyway, what have I learned about Erik? 

1. That he is either married to/in a relationship with a certain Danielle Fonseca, who by the way seems Brazilian. (His FB account says he’s “married”).

2. He’s got lots of Chinese barkadas (probably went to Chinese school).

3. He hung out with lots of Brazilian models/friends.

Now I’m wondering whether it was true that he uploaded the videos in retaliation to Hayden who “screwed” his girlfriend/ex-girlfriend.

I want, I want, I want!

27 Apr

I’ve been dreaming unrealistically lately.  I’ve been wanting so many things all at the same time, some are way beyond my budget right at this minute.  

When Maru turned 11 months last April 20, it suddenly hit me that I only have one month to prepare for his 1st birthday party (and dedication).  I want the best party I can afford for my son so I asked my friend Olive, who’s managing Let’s Party, to help me arrange Maru’s birthday.  She specializes in organizing great children’s parties and helps create really wonderful balloon decorations and backdrops, perfect for the Mickey-themed party I’m eyeing for Maru.  Maru loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and is always all-smiles whenever he sees Mickey.

The thing is, I want all kids to wear Mickey Mouse ears instead of party hats at the event.  So I scoured the whole of Divisoria — as in the WHOLE of Divisoria — to look for those ears.  After almost four hours of searching, just when I was about to give up, my niece, who tagged along at my Mickey-ear-hunt, finally saw the elusive Mickey ears — right inside Tutuban Centermall.  Hay, buti na lang!  Ngayon, venue na lang ang kulang!
Next, I’ve been wanting a new cellphone.  And it’s not just any cellphone, it’s a Samsung Innov8!
It has an 8-megapixel camera and is wifi ready!  That’s all I needed to hear to love this phone. 
Yugatech posted its features as follows: 

Display: 2.8 inches (16.7 million color QVGA TFT, 320×240 pixels)
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Symbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Camera: 8 MP (autofocus, image stabilization, face, smile & blink detection, geotagging)
Storage: 16GB internal, 16GB via microSD card
FM radio
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
A-GPS receiver
Optical Mouse
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Size: 106.5mm x 53.9mm x 17.2mm

Ang kaso, it is priced at around P35,000.  My gawd!  Mukhang mangangarap na lang talaga ako.

And lastly, I cannot seem to quench my thirst for a netbook/mini computer.  Even though I’m using a relatively new 12.1″ laptop, I can’t get my mind off getting a netbook sometime in the near future (was thinking kapag naka-raket ng malaki-laki).  Maybe it’s because I’m always out so I feel like I need to have a mini-computer inside my bag.

But I’m also picky ha when choosing a netbook.  If I were to buy one, I’d choose between an HP Mini Note (which HP doesn’t want to call a netbook) and an Acer Aspire One.  It should run on a 6-cell battery, 1 GB RAM, at least 80GB HD, and Windows XP (not Vista, nor Linux).  I didn’t choose the Sony Vaio P since it’s way more expensive, I could buy a really nice laptop for Mike with its price.  The HP Mini 1100 (Vivienne Tam edition, hopefully) is still on top of my list.


HP Mini 1100

HP Mini 1100


Kaso, I’m not sure whether it has a 6-cell batt.  Kung wala, I’d go for the Acer Aspire One D150.  In Red ha!

Acer Aspire One D150

Acer Aspire One D150


MSI Wind 100 Plus, though, is my third choice.  But I’d probably get the light pink one. Kikay eh!

MSI Wind U100 Plus

MSI Wind U100 Plus

Anyhow, that’s too much daydreaming for today.  For now, I’d just focus on Maru’s first birthday party since I still haven’t found a nice venue for it.

Lady Gaga

22 Apr

This has nothing to do with the Madonna of the 2000’s but rather about this screamworthy netbook I saw at Yugatech.

Nakakaloka! I almost fell off the chair while salivating!



Priced at P27,950, not bad for a pretty netbook.  It’s the limited edition Vivienne Tam HP Mini Note and only 250 units will be sold in HP outlets. Kaya lang Mike just bought me a new laptop last December and it would be preposterous to spend that amount on a new netbook.

Besides, it’s just running on a 3-cell batt.  Para ano pa ang pagne-netbook kung mamamatay din siya after two hours of use, davah?