I could not help but agree with this whole video. I guess the Philippines should rather be a parliament rather than a presidential republic. After all, I could now see that the video about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan has some truths on it.
[Side Note: It's only those who despise the Martial Law who do not agree with the facts stated by PMP]
However, when it comes to PMP’s way of showing that the Cojuangco-Aquino clan is still the center topic, well, why can’t they shift from one clan to another!? Sukang-suka na kami sa Aquino-Cojuangco clan, eh. Maiba naman.
Do you really think this would be a good read from someone like me? Well, better watch out because you might not expect what you’re expecting on this article. In short, this is not a good article for Good Housekeeping Magazine or such lifestyle magazines that are credible and could be used on a day-to-day basis.
If you think this is a positive post, well… NO. Actually, these things I will be posting is from a point-of-view from someone who is an “anak.” After posting rants and frustrations about family matters, I think this is the right way for me to converse in a manner that people will not judge me for what I’m writing. It’s about how you will deal with it, and how you’ll handle it.
Now how do I really define what a “family” is really about?
This is a question I got from Pinoy Photography website.
Answer: Well, I started to learn casual photography through digital, because I was really curious about just looking at the screen versus looking at the viewfinder. I was actually against film because I always find it to be “old school,” and with that, digital photography is more personalized since a person could manipulate the settings via easier DIY-style without being too dependent on the automatic settings. Also, it’s also an advantage NOT to limit yourself to just 36 shots alone–during the time when digital photography is on the rise, memory cards are also being available but these were considered as luxury items rather than a basic necessity. The only memory I had when using film photography is during our fifth grade field trip–GAH! I have killed all these 36 loads of film so I was hesitating whether I’ll get a new roll or not. Too bad, that’s it.
Starting 2010, the emergence of digital photography started when Digital SLR cameras started to lean from the business market towards the mainstream market. Almost everyone could make photography as a hobby rather than as a career–as a matter of fact, I badly missed the part when film photography was still very popular before the digital age almost halted film photography’s popularity. Therefore, I did not even grasp the chance to learn film photography myself.
If digital did not exist (or still remained in the luxury/business/enterprise market), well, I’d still use this good ol’ Konica Centuria 20 film cam and just had myself one PRO pack of Velvia 50/100 135 film/s. That way, I would have embraced lomography after.
Well, if you’re an anime fan, you might as well be familiar with Yoko Kanno–she’s anime’s top composer and of course, musician behind all these anime OST. She’s one of the reasons why I still love everything Japanese–but one of her singers captured my eye, and that is no other than Origa.
Yep, that’s right. Origa is one of Yoko Kanno’s partners in crime who has been contributing to anime for so many years and yet she is still EPIC!
First time hearing Origa speak in English! However… it’s a good thing she could still remember the songs that she popularized!
Another angle of the performance.
Her voice is still ethereal… and powerful at the same time! LOVE HURRRRR FOREVAH!
A rare music video of Origa’s Polyushko Polye
I cannot believe that Origa also has a music video of her songs… but yeah. It’s too rare after all.
STILL cannot believe that I’m still a fan of hers up to now. ;D
Disclaimer: All photos are from iLounge.com
I really cannot explain about the beauty of each and every product… regardless of its color, shape and size. LOL. I’d say that Apple should not be too structured when it comes to releasing a new product. Each and every Apple product, particularly the iPod nano, should be selected not only in different colors but also in different models because I believe that each one of them are unique.
When people say that Apple products are not user-friendly, I beg to disagree. Again, it’s still a matter of personal preference so even though I disagree with that, okay fine, I will respect your choice if you’re no Apple fan since I understand not everyone loves Apple as a company. However, trust me. Once you own an Apple product, you will never ever consider other products unless you cannot afford it AT ALL. As a matter of fact, Apple is a standardized company which imposes its own “rules and regulations” together with its influence on its loyal fans.
From left (ordinal numbers are by generation): 1st-gen (comes only in black and white), 2nd-gen (comes in different colors), 3rd-gen (redesigned after the iPod classic), 4th-gen (larger screen + narrower), 5th-gen (longer screen + rear-facing video camera), 6th-gen (watch-like), 7th-gen (current; first to be with the lightning port).
iPod touch (popularly and colloquially known as the iTouch):
From left (ordinal numbers are by generation): 1st-gen (comes in 8 and 16GB models), 2nd-gen (max. capacity is 32GB), 3rd-gen (max. is 64GB if I’m not wrong), 4th-gen (first time to have a front and rear camera + white panel option plus retina display), 5th-gen (first to have Lightning port + offered in different colors).
From left: iPhone original (1st-gen), iPhone 3G (available all over the world, offered both black and white rears), iPhone 3GS (first iPhone to feature HD video recording), iPhone 4 (redesigned over-all, first phone to feature front-facing camera + first phone with retina display and micro-SIM), iPhone 4S (first phone to offer 64GB memory capacity and Siri), iPhone 5 (first phone with 1GB RAM + 16:9 aspect ratio, accepts nano-SIM cards only, Lightning port and finally the headphone jack on the bottom).
Even though I have a love-hate relationship with Apple, I am still a fan of the said company ever since Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is one of the people I really admire and respect, alongside Bill Gates. No wonder, I might as well plan on buying a Sony VAIO this time if time permits, together with the Sony Xperia Z, only to show that I will make a comeback to Windows and Android.
In spite of the dying and endangered click wheel thing, that was Apple’s legacy over-all. Oh, wait. I don’t think it was Apple who originated the click-wheel feature. As a matter of fact, it was reinvented, innovated and patented by Apple itself.
I have to admit. Most of the gadgets that I used to have should always come in silver, not until I had my first water-proof digital camera (which in general, should be blue in color). I actually view silver as a more beautiful color than gold since the former has a “technological” and “futuristic” feel while the latter has a “luxurious” and “bling-ish” feel.
Every Apple product that comes in red has a purpose in life: To help the children in need in Africa. See? If one of you has red as their favorite color (well, stereotypically, the Chinese people and Sandara Park LOL), then they must be generous donors towards the needy African population. Good move, in other words.
Admittedly, this is my favorite color speaking of being feminine. This color makes my skin whiter in photographs (trust me, it really works!) and also in person! HAHAHAHA!
Also known as the Aquino color, it’s a good thing that the color is modest enough not to be “gold-ish.” In other words, Apple might have competed with GoldVish if ever! LMAO!
Well, this is the La Salle color. Sadly, this color makes my skin darker! Oh noes, rather wear pink than green! LMAO!
Wooooo! This is my favorite color of all time, even though it’s the color of Ateneo! Well, no worries, because the “blue” in Apple is oceanic, NOT royal.
Otherwise known as the “royal” color, I did not expect Apple to differentiate all types of purple in different shades and tones. Two of these iPod nanos are actually royal blue or indigo, not really purple/violet.
I am actually not a fan of the color black, but it’s a good thing that I dyed my hair in this color because again, it makes me whiter (LOL!).
The Beauty in Apple
Actually, I’d say that Apple has been leaping from the business/elite market towards the mainstream/consumer market. This revolutionized the entry of all PDAs as smartphones–also MP3 players were almost a bit standardized into the iPod; it’s only the Walkman that stayed even more solid, withstanding the iPod’s dominance.
Apple has always been the company that people loved to compare, debate or despise. However, in spite of Apple’s shady shenanigans with matching controversies, particularly in Foxconn, I suggest that this company has been one of the reasons why there is such thing as micro-SIM, and with that, Apple has long been a company being compared to Sony and Samsung together with BlackBerry and HTC. There’s non-stop comparison and competition with one another, so Apple should never file a lawsuit not only against Samsung–but to any company, regardless of nationality it would face.
Here’s the video
Okay… there are some features removed and enhanced in some matter: NO REAR CAMERA AND THE STRAP HOOK BUTTON HAS BEEN REMOVED AS WELL.
Black panel at the front… silver at the back.
My take: Now Apple did not allow the iPad mini to be the first device to be the first neophyte device to be incorporated with a retina display. Now I see how backwards Apple really is. They did not actually incorporated video recording function in the iPhone 1st gen model and in the iPhone 3G. That’s something that I’d like to face-palm at. Also, they did not apply higher capacity immediately on the 1st-gen iTouch. They only did that on the 2nd- and 3rd-gen models.
…and then Apple has been suing Samsung for this and that!?
Seriously, Apple never learned a lesson or two. Too bad they only incorporated 8GB on the iTouch 4th-gen as the entry-level model, not the 16GB one. How backwards!
So, after owning the iPhone 5, well I could say that I can now compare its specs with the iPhone 4S and weigh in their pros and cons. Now please, do not over-estimate Apple over Android or Windows. That’s often the mistakes of those who embrace propriety over universality. LMAO.
Pros and Cons of the iPhone 5
1.) 4-inch retina display monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio
- 1136 x 640 overall dimensions
- 326 ppi (pixels per inch)
- conducive for games and movies
- Well, I’d like to tell you that the 4″ display is a good size for a phone, because we’re not competing with other companies (and should not be/do so) in terms of increasing screen size. You’re using a phone, not a mini tablet.
2.) Lightning Port
- Lesser space occupied
3.) 1GB RAM
- fast enough for a mobile phone especially if a power user chooses 64GB internal memory capacity
4.) Grasps Wi-Fi faster and more accurate
5.) Faster and more accurate cellular data feature (auto-3G)
6.) Assistive Touch is optional.
7.) Higher retina resolution
- Observe when you used to have an iPhone 4S and you love screen-capping. That way, the retina resolution of the iPhone 5 is much greater when uploading screencaps to WordPress.
8.) 8-megapixel camera with better image quality
9.) Video stabilization is improved; video quality is better.
10.) Equipped with EarPods
1.) Headphone jack is below the phone
- If it’s above the phone, well, you may insert the phone into your pocket without any problems. Well, IMHO.
2.) The steel/aluminum chassis/finish is highly sensitive (ACHTUNG!)
- You are required to buy an iPhone case for iPhone 5, and this is no joke. Meanwhile, you just need a screen protector for the iPhone 4S since it’s made of glass in the back part, not some sensitive metal right there.
3.) Some apps are compatible with the iPhone 5, but aspect ratio-wise, updates should be monitored
- Leme Camera hasn’t updated yet its software, and this is very frustrating since I have been using that app for a very long time. Hope they’ll offer an update soon, for optimization of the 16:9 display.
4.) You need one more lightning port cable to USB as an extra accessory.
- It is recommended just in case you forgot your lightning cable. At least you have an extra one.
5.) Again, no 128GB memory capacity just yet.
- 128GB capacity is very conducive and it should be taken note that it is the most conducive one if you’re opting for a 1GB RAM. (:
As a matter of fact, the iPhone 5 offers a very high-resolution retina display which again, could fill up the whole blog entry space of WordPress.
Therefore, I would recommend the iPhone 5 if you’re really into simple yet elegant mobile phones that has very powerful accuracy and precision in terms of touchscreen selection.
So, for the nth time we visited MOA.
Awwwww cute dog! Well, still a cynophobe, though (huhuhu).
Oh well, so there are plenty of options when you’re in MOA.
Yes, there is our cosplay queen Alodia! Hooray for being nationwide popular! Haha!
So we ate at Teriyaki Boy and boy, we finished everything in no time! Haha!
So there’s the ferris wheel!
We soon went to Greenhills just to hunt for gadgets (gadget-hunting has always been my outdoor hobby ever since LMAO) and it seemed that it was more fun if we did not ran out much time from walking. At the highest floor of the shopping mall itself, well, that was was the haven for the cheapest gadgets in Metro Manila.
Most sellers there are Muslim people. Well, too bad I did not take a photo of the place although I’d like to do so. Most gadgets there are legit ones that are either brand new or second-hand. The place itself is more of a horror-themed gadget shop since there are many second-hand gadgets there that were stolen from their original owners. I could see that these salespeople have little knowledge in gadgets–in other words, it’s a jeje-mall (IMHO!). Well, hey! They still sell iPhone 3GS and 4 models (brand new or second-hand). It’s very weird since most of these gadgets are not China phones or shanzhai products, which makes it as a safe heaven for power users and anti-shanzhai people to lure the place itself. However, speaking of iPhone cases, they have the most beautiful and good-looking ones. Also, they’re much cheaper (whether it’s a gadget or a casing) compared to those sold at Apple Resellers and shops such as Infomax.
Here’s what I’ve got from GH:
See? They range from 250-300 Php which make them very affordable if your budget is in a maximum of 3,000 Php. I would recommed GH if you’re going to shop for cheap and affordable items such as casings and accessories, but for gadgets, stay vigilant.
The ambience resembles Quiapo’s Hidalgo and Beijing’s Wangfujing corner (looking in photos). However, if you visit the second to the highest floor, you’ll appreciate it there more if you could afford them.
Sadly I did not bring my digital SLR, but it’s alright. I’ll still consider this place when buying external flash guns. (:
What I’m saying about the results of the elections (if you have Facebook and you live in the Philippines, you’ll see what’s going on), I really feel very disappointed and extremely frustrated at the same time.
Well, the only popular people who are more credible and more commendable would be no other than Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar and some people out there who at least have a track record of some achievements and blah blah blah.
But… Nancy Binay and the rest of those who still have a long way to go!?
Nope, I despise the “n*gga” not basically because she’s dark-skinned or what, anong kinalaman ng signature kulay niya sa pulitika!? Well, basically, she’s only a mere product of the political dynasty–no wonder mas konti ang bashers ni Bam Aquino (if you’re going to compare him to the n*gga, at least Bam, despite being a product of a political dynasty, is exposed to politics–Roxyisferox stated that he has leadership skills and experience).
FEISTY ATTITUDE > PA-DIVA ATTITUDE
It should also be taken note that not all feisty or palaban women are palengkera, walang breeding, et cetera.
It’s like a mere comparison between the n*gga and Risa Hontiveros. Don’t gemme started on Risa. Sure, she has this certain face value that we cannot deny, but beyond that, she’s someone worth to be on a coveted position–and to other people who deserve the position better than the popular ones.
Now why the EFF should we vote for popularity alone?
At least, if I were to be asked, I’d rather choose Grace Poe since she has been an MTRCB chairperson.
Well, now I could see the good side with being palaban ever since Katrina Halili (seems irrelevant . If you’re talking about Annabelle Rama, sure, she’s very feisty and very thick-faced, but mind you that she didn’t win the elections. Overall, she should lower her pride.
Well, ego-istic naman talaga kasi si Bisaya, eh. No wonder, people would love bitching around her.
But it’s a good thing that Tita Bisaya is more than willing to be happy for her opponent. Well, they may rant that Cebuanos are wiser than Manilenyos, but the reason why they chose the opponent is because–Bisaya does not know anything about legislation. Kung tutuusin, she’s too old to run for a position.
People choose the person who is not even deserving to win at the first place
One thing that I’d like to tell them: (Salutes middle finger) P*+@ng !n@ n’yong lahat!
Remember that we should serve as a role model towards them–that we choose people who are not even that overhyped at the first place.
Side Note: One thing that I hate about these people is that, they only care about their stomachs (you have to bribe the masa as a politician and meet their needs rather than doing your over-all techniques/methods–you hafta be a traditionalist, in short). Sure, Georgina Wilson ranted against the people of Manila who voted for Erap, but she’s really slamming their over-all beliefs. Granted, Erap may be tainted in terms of reputation, but you’ll never deny that he is pro-masa–kaya buti na lang sinita ni Jake Ejercito, eh.
Vice Ganda here has substance. Sure, he hinted the “n*gga” for not following Junjun Binay’s footsteps first or let’s say… she has a long way to go–however, Vice majored in PolSci. So far, at least may nasabi siya despite being an insult comedian.
Overall, it’s Vice who is wiser than Georgi Fiveheads.
But it’s not about the stomachs that you should therefore target. It should be how they view mass media as a whole. As a matter of fact, lack of access towards education should no longer be an excuse to vote wisely. It should be vigilance that should be met.
I hate to brag, but I’m more vigilant than the rest of those I really know who has a “popular kid” mentality.
Side Note: See? Kung sino pa nga ang hindi deserving maging class/block president sa school, sila pa ang binoboto natin. Overall, political maturity starts in a classroom. I even cringed when our block leader was no other than the one who has this “bully” attitude (to think na gaijin siya). Eh siya nga, hindi nga niya matiis ‘yung pinaka-legendary na professor na kinatatakutan (kuno) ng inner circle namin, eh. (HAHAHAHA, allow me to talk frankly this time)
After all, I am more vigilant, and I could identify who deserves that position. At the first place, that person does not even deserve to be our leader. Frankly speaking, siya pa ang bully sa akin… eh.
Kita niyo? Kung mataas pala ang pride niya, why can’t that person just err… endure that “professor”? That professor really tests on how you bind other people–in short, it tests your sense of leadership.
Hahaha, ‘kala lang nila that I’m nobody to them? Personally, if I were to be asked, a leader should not be a bully and an initiator of all mischief. Well, after all, I’m smarter than them (bad joke, my bad LOL).
So these people after all allow themselves to be deprived of their basic needs!? TENGENE! They think that their stomachs and the mass media rule their life if there is actually more to that. In fact, the system is not the only thing to blame–it should be lack of vigilance that should be blamed.
Now I could come up with a synthesis that: These majority of the voters are similar to the judges who choose beauty over beauty and brains in a beauty pageant.
Bribery is similar to casting couch.
Don’t allow a bully to deprive you from your basic needs
One advice to the masa and to those who possess popular kid in high school mentality. After all, it is the popular kids in college who are better off than the HS popular kids (who happens to be “nobodies” in the social circle).
There is a reason why I chose to be alone when in a mall.
Of course, exploring a certain place by yourself equates to independence. Okay, so to speak, I was in SM Mall of Asia… after being invited to this event:
At least I feel overwhelmed to go explore on my own hihihi.
So, here goes.
I went on the gadgets corner, which is something that I was looking for all along. When I got there, I was thinking whether to explore that place whether if it’s impressive or not.
I checked out some gadgets: One is the Samsung Galaxy Camera, Sony Xperia Z (for the second to the nth time) and lastly, the iPod touch 5th generation. Well, I was not very impressed with how the Galaxy Camera worked because I cannot log in on Instagram, but then, this should not serve as a conclusion just yet. As a matter of fact, the Galaxy Camera is very flexible. Also, it’s kinda big for a digicam. Reminds me of the Polaroid ZINK Digicam! LOL. Overall, it’s one of the gadgets I’m looking forward. Second, I’ve touched the Xperia Z for the nth time. It’s actually like the Galaxy Camera due to its screen size, but it does not fail to impress me for its speed when it comes to Android. No wonder I’m more of a Sony fan than of a Samsung fan (specs- and performance-wise). If it only had Instagram installed on it (the sample phone), nyehehehe! I could be the judge (joke joke joke!). Third, the iTouch 5th gen. Well, it’s like the iPhone, only without the phone, and it’s really like the iPhone 5! I logged in to Instagram and YES! I logged in successfully LIKE A BOSS!
It’s obviously 5 megapixels, speaking of resolution. But I feel much safer with the iPhone 5 since I could surf the net via Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS/EDGE almost everyday. So no doubt, I am still an Apple fan.