Monthly Archives: May 2013

Roaming Around MOA for the nth time plus shopping around Greenhills

So, for the nth time we visited MOA.

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Awwwww cute dog! Well, still a cynophobe, though (huhuhu).

Oh well, so there are plenty of options when you’re in MOA.

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Yes, there is our cosplay queen Alodia! Hooray for being nationwide popular! Haha!

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So we ate at Teriyaki Boy and boy, we finished everything in no time! Haha!

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So there’s the ferris wheel!

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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:

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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. (:

Let me get this straight

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).

Travelling Alone in the Mall

There is a reason why I chose to be alone when in a mall.

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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:

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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!

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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.

More pics:

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That’s all!

iPhone Damage Test: Not a Hoax!

ACHTUNG: This is a fairly-biased (lol oxymoronic!) post, so read at yer own risque!

It’s the battle between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the SIII (believe it or not, the iPhone’s durability is quite questionable at first, but I won’t ever dare drop my phone… as in NEVAAAAAAAH!).

GIRLTalk comments:

twelvth_goddess said:

I got my Iphone 5 just before new year and so far so good naman. I’m not too keen on apps and games so most of the time picture editing apps and social media lang ang pinagkakakabalahan ko sa iphone plus ebooks. My co-worker got naman Note II and naisip ko buti na lang hinde yun ang binili ko, it’s so big. It looks weird pag may kausap sa phone kase ang laki, especially for me cus I’m petite and my hands are pretty small.

Well, as for me, I chose the iPhone 5 because my MBP has a back-up of ALL MY FILES that I had in the iPhone 4S. LOL. I guess that’s because the screen size (4″) is big enough to handle. I could actually consider anything that is 5″ and above something like a PDA rather than a phablet/smartphone.

Actually I never dropped my iPhone 4S without any screen protector. The last time I’ve accidentally dropped it was at first term of third year, 2012. Wow, just a small dent at the left side of the front.

However, I think that the iPhone 5 is okay, there’s no problem at all. Fair enough, my hands are too big for my height, however, at least the 4″ screen is not too much, not too little. I was disappointed at first with the iPhone 5, then I started loving it! And NOPE! I have not yet placed a clear screen protector just yet! But fair enough, even though I’m a power user, the screen is still perfect!

Battery Life Wise!

Well, I have really nothing against the S3 (actually I wanted the S3 because of its ginormous screen size!), however, battery-life wise, I heard some battery-draining issues related with the S3–meaning to say that the iPhone’s battery isn’t that bad at all!

Downsides

Thing is, the iPhone is easy to be stolen by a snatcher with a knife on his hands! So, I discourage you to own an iPhone if you’re only commuting!

Blast from the Past: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

Before the emergence of third-generation (3G) smartphones, the Personal Digital Assistant, also known as the PDA, started to boom in the electronics market. However, it was only catered to the professional/enterprise market, rather than in the consumer market.

The platform used was Windows Mobile (now the Windows Phone which is catered to the consumer smartphone market), and remember, it’s between the 65k- and 262k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor/s (the AMOLED and the retina display was still at its fetal stage) wherein you’ll only enjoy what’s on the screen, even though it’s too pixelated (yep, pixelated because you cannot compare it on something that has 300ppi as an LCD density — reserved for both the AMOLED and retina displays).

Most of these Personal Digital Assistants are Pocket PCs since their OS (which was Windows Mobile back then) is actually equal to the smaller version of Microsoft Windows overall. Heck, not even Android or the iOS, or even Symbian would par with the features that the Windows Mobile used to have.

So, PDAs were therefore the “pagers” of the 2000s era, whereas smartphones were like the late versions of earlier 2G, monochrome-screened phones.


gsmarena.com|The very popular Palm Treo 650.

Seriously, I do not see any difference between PDAs/Pocket PCs versus smartphones. In essence, Palm PDAs were succeeded by BlackBerry phones while O2 Xda’s were succeeded by Samsung Galaxy phones and iPhones at the same time. The only difference is that, smartphones are mainstream PDAs, meaning to say that it is actually targeting the consumer market (in other words, it is not limited to the enterprise/business market).


Wikipedia.org|O2 Xda II: The best PDA of all time.

I always wanted to have an O2 Xda phone. However, my thoughts and views changed when these PDAs transitioned through and leaned towards the mainstream market, this time, as smartphones. The cross-over from the business market towards the mainstream/consumer market made a big impact in the history of consumer electronics technology. It’s like the MacBook Pro closing the gap between the elite market and the mainstream market–in such a way that these upper mid-priced devices would become financially-accessible by the middle-class (yes, I’m really very proud to be part of the middle-class, and hopefully I would live a middle-class life as well).

During the early 2000s towards 2009, MBPs and PDAs were considered as luxury items. It is only when they started to lean towards the mainstream market in late 2010-early 2011. Signs of this cross-over emerged when the iPhone 4 was announced and released.

I hate to say this, but when people judge me for bringing gadgets as for “all-show,” nope, they don’t even know that I feel very much ashamed of myself when I do not bring my gadgets whenever I have a permit or if it’s allowed FOR DOCU PURPOSES only. Sa bagay, they did not fully experience being power users (like me, of course) even for a single day or for a week.

If I were to be asked right now, if I did not place myself in a hurry, I would still have my Satio phone, and I would have been ignoring several news and hypes about the iPhone. In other words, I won’t ever join the iPhone hype/peer pressure (I never had a great relationship with Nighty, otherwise known as the Nokia N8, nako, baka sasabihin niyo na namang maarte ako, well, I need Internet access via mobile, DUH!). Yep, my Satio phone has always been my Sony Ericsson dream, and I really miss it so much to the point that I wanted to cry just because I lost it in EGI Tower Taft (which is really dangerous if you leave your gadgets unattended, my other classmate lost his awesome Nokia Lumia phone right there–and he replaced it with an iPhone 5 LOL).


pocketnow.com|HP vs. O2

When I just had a glimpse on the iPhone 4S, that’s where I gave in towards the “hype.” Sadly, I lost it during a free concert, which is a shame because it costs like… double the price of the Satio (hahahaha! Won’t tell you how much the Satio is!). When I chose the iPhone 5, it was like my good-ol’ Nelly, and I called it, “Nelly II.”

If I could just own an Xda, I would be the happiest kid in the world, and not only that, I would actually be the first youngster (LOLjk) to own a Personal Digital Assistant.

Tinned Cam Collection/Escapades

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