Sunday, July 29, 2007

Upgrade / downgrade your PSP to 3.40OE-A custom firmware

Having trouble with devhook lately? Can't play that latest game because your emulated firmware is just 3.11? Fret not, here is a step by step guide in achieving that psp ecstasy.

First things first. Why do we need to upgrade / downgrade your psp to 3.40E-A (Open Edition revision A)? Well here is why:

-Runs iso and cso without using devhook or any other umd emulator
-Build in P.O.P.S. (Playstation One Portable System) plays PSX (playstation 1) images instantly
-Updated software with camera and RSS support
-Compatible with the latest games 3.11 and above
-Runs homebrew applications even if your firmware is not 1.5

Get your PSP and flash it now!

Before we begin, make sure you understand the risks involve

PLEASE NOTE I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF THIS CAUSES YOUR PSP TO BRICK

You must have a PSP that is capable of reading homebrew applications (i.e. 1.5 firmware). If you haven't downgraded it to 1.5 here's a guide

Next, download the AIO 3.40OE installer which can be found here

Run the installer on your computer and it will automatically save the required files on your memory stick (I suggest formatting it first), assuming your psp is connected to your computer via usb.

go to the Game section on your psp and then access your memory card. You will now see a new program Upgrade to 3.40OE-A. Before running it, make sure your psp has a 75% and above battery life, if not, charge it first. Flashing while connected to an outlet is not recommended.

If you already prayed and accepted the fact that whatever happens I still love Siopao Master. Run the program and watch it flash your psp to 3.40OE. The whole ordeal will run in approx. 3 minutes. After the installation, restart your psp manually and enjoy the benefits of 3.4OE

Happy Gaming!
^0^

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye

"Friendship is not how long you've been together. It isn't how much you've given or recieved; nor how many times you've helped each other, but it's how you value one another."

I sense that my relationship with my best friend is slowly fading. Our distance is slowly increasing and the conversations whispering away.

I do hope the quote at the beginning of this entry holds true. For my relationship with her is passing through. I can feel now our differences. She never texted me ever again. She no longer sees that I'm ok or what I'm doing right now. Maybe, just maybe she got tired of what had happened between us. Once again, I'm to blame, for I cared too much for her, for I cherished her so much, without realizing the consequences it will bring. I don't want to ruin her life anymore, I don't want to be the reason why she and her beloved fight. Leaving her distance myself are the only option at my disposal, and I must act now or be the beacon of grief in her life which can never be changed forever. Goodbye my beloved best friend. Thank you for the love and the understanding you have given me. May our friendship hold true till the very end. I will be your best friend always and forever.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Why Nice Men are such a LOSER

Why Nice Men are such a LOSER!

Originally from Tze

You hear it all the time: "He was such a NICE Guy, and she's such a Heartless Bitch for dumping him."

I get letters from self-professed Nice Guys, complaining that women must WANT to be treated like shit, because THEY, the "Nice Guy" have failed repeatedly in relationships. This is akin to the false logic that "Whales are mammals. Whales live in the sea. Therefore, all mammals live in the sea."

If you have one bad relationship after another, the only common denominator is YOU. Think about it.


What's wrong with Nice Guys? The biggest problem is that most Nice Guys (tm) are hideously insecure. They are so anxious to be liked and loved that they do things for other people to gain acceptance and attention, rather than for the simply pleasure of giving. You never know if a Nice Guy really likes you for who you are, or if he has glommed onto you out of desperation because you actually paid some kind of attention to him.

Nice Guys exude insecurity -- a big red target for the predators of the world. There are women out there who are "users" -- just looking for a sucker to take advantage of. Users home-in on "Nice Guys", stroke their egos, take them for a ride, add a notch to their belts, and move on. It's no wonder so many Nice Guys complain about women being horrible, when the so often the kind of woman that gets attracted to them is the lowest form of life...

Self-confident, caring, decent-hearted women find "Nice Guys" to be too clingy, self-abasing, and insecure.

Nice Guys go overboard. They bring roses to a "lets get together for coffee" date. They try to buy her affections with presents and fancy things. They think they know about romance, but their timing is all wrong, and they either come-on too strong, too hard and too fast, OR, they are so shy and unassertive, that they hang around pretending to be "friends", in the hope that somehow, someway, they will get the courage up to ask her out for a "date".

They are so desperate to please that they put aside their own needs, and place the object of their desire on a pedestal. Instead of appreciating her, they worship her. We are only human, and pedestals are narrow, confining places to be -- not to mention the fact that we tend to fall off of them.

They cling to her, and want to be "one" with her for fear that if she is out of sight, she may disappear or become attracted to someone else. A Nice Guy often has trouble with emotional intimacy, because he believes that if she learns about the REAL person inside, she will no longer love him.

Nice Guys are always asking HER to make the decisions. They think it's being equitable, but it puts an unfair burden of responsibility on her, and gives him the opportunity to blame her if the decision was an unwise one.

Nice Guys rarely speak up when something bothers them, and rarely state clearly what it is they want, need and expect. They fear that any kind of conflict might spell the end of the relationship. Instead of comprimising and negotiating, they repeatedly "give in". When she doesn't appreciate their sacrifice, they will complain that, "Everything I did, I did for her.", as if this somehow elevates them to the status of martyrs. A woman doesn't want a martyr. She wants an equal, caring, adult partner.

Nice Guys think that they will never meet anyone as special as she is. They use their adoration as a foundation for claiming that "no one will ever love her as much as I do." Instead of being a profound statement of their devotion, this is a subtle, but nasty insult. It is akin to saying to her: "You are a difficult person, and only *I* can ever truly love you, so be thankful I'm here."

The nice guy -needs- to believe that he is the best person for the object of his desires, because otherwise his insecurities will overrun him with jealousies and fear. The truth of the matter is that there are many people out there who can be a good match for her. We rarely stop loving people we truly care about. Even if we no longer continue the relationship, the feelings will continue... But love isn't mutually exclusive. We can (and do) love many people in our lives, and romantic love is really no different. Though he may love her immensely, there will likely be other people who have loved her just as much in her past, and will love her just as much in the future. The irony of it all is: "Who would want to go out with someone who was inherintly unlovable anyways?"

More than loving the woman in his life, a Nice Guy NEEDS her. "She is my Life, my only source of happiness..." YECH! What kind of a burden is that to place on her? That SHE has to be responsible for YOUR happiness? Get a grip!

Another mistake Nice Guys make is to go after "hard luck" cases. They deliberately pick women with neuroses, problems, and personality disorders, because Nice Guys are "helpers". A Nice Guy thinks that by "helping" this woman, it will make him a better, more lovable person. He thinks it will give him a sense of accomplishment, and that she will appreciate and love him more, for all his efforts and sacrifice. He is usually disappointed by the results.

This ultimately boils down to the fact that Nice Guys don't like themselves. Is it any wonder women don't like them? In order to truly love someone else, you must first love yourself. Too often Nice Guys mistake obsession for "love".

Get this Guys: INSECURITY ISN'T SEXY. IT'S A TURNOFF.

You don't have to be an ego-inflated, arrogant jerk. You just have to LIKE yourself. You have to know what you want out of life, and go after it. Only then will you be attractive to the kind of woman with whom a long-term relationship is possible.

My personal note:
"Have you ever noticed that the more special you treat someone, the more that someone takes you for granted?

It's like they think you won't ever change"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Real Harry Potter Book 7 Spoiler

Well a lot of spoilers circulated over the net, but this is DEFINITELY true, why? Because I've finished reading the book and I made it myself


SPOILER ALERT! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

HIGHLIGHT THE FOLLOWING TEXTS TO READ THE SPOILER

Mad-Eye Moody dies

Lupin dies

Tonks dies

Fred dies

Dobby dies

Harry Potter IS a horcrux

Snape did not bertrayed Dumbledore, It was Dumbledore's order to kill him

The Deathly Hallows are: The Elder Wand (owned by Dumbledore), The Resurrection Stone (one of the Horcruxes) and The Invisbility Cloak (owned by Harry)

Voldemort killed Snape

Bellatrix was killed by Mrs. Weasly

Snape and Lily Potter were best of friends

Voldemort DID kill Harry Potter with the Avada Kedavra but Harry did not die due to Voldemort having Harry's blood (see Goblet of Fire)

Voldemort died because his spell backfired on him while battling Harry

Ron and Hermione have 2 childrens, Rose and Hugo

Harry and Ginny have 3 children, Albus Severus, James and Lily

The final phrase of the book is All was well



SPOILER ENDS HERE

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter Book 7 spoilers

We're moments away from the official book launch of the latest and last Harry Potter novel. The box containing (see my gallery) stated that it will not be open until July 21, 2007. Well some folks violated that agreement with Scholastic and ruined the magic by spreading spoilers over the internet. so which spoilers are true? I've read some spoilers and what you'll about to see are the real ones

DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING LINES - SPOILER ALERT!

(HIGHLIGHT THE FOLLOWING TEXTS AT YOUR OWN RISK)



Ron dies.
Lupin dies.
Percy dies
Voldemort dies.
Snape dies.
Details aren?t needed. Just say BELLATRIX KILLS RON!

As many people guessed, all was not what it seemed with Dumbledore, and the two did indeed have a plan that would eventually result in Snape killing him. But, Snape was only in on things for personal gain, and when Voldemort learns of this, he is obviously furious with Snape. Snape tries to make up for things by luring Harry to him, but Harry manages to escape, and Voldemort kills Snape before the final conflict.

Ron is killed by Bellatrix Lestrange in The Battle of Hogwarts, but Neville manages to finish off Bellatrix after Ron weakens her before his death.

Harry Potter is not a horcrux.

Voldemort kills Snape.

Voldemort is killed in the Department Of Mysteries. He baits Harry Potter about his parents, Sirius, Dumbledore and Ron. which turns out to be the worst thing Voldemort could have done. As Voldemort steps out into the circular bit with many doors, Harry Potter opens the locked door, and Voldemort is destroyed by the blinding light, which heals Harry Potter, who seems close to death (he does not die).

The cover art shows Voldemort + Harry Potter at the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter is attempting to summon Voldemort?s Horcrux, as Voldemort is doing his best to keep the enchantment in place.



SPOILERS END HERE

Wanted to clear things up, AN EPIC NOVEL DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE HERO ALWAYS DIE IN THE END like what some all-knowing-person told me


Two days adventure

Started on the block as me and Neo waited for Pol before going to Shera's house. Then headed to Neo's place.

On the following morning, we treked Bulacan to enjoy the sights (I'm the only one enjoying). Then headed to SM Marilao so I can taste the pride of Marilao, the roti a.k.a. coffe bun (I just said that but this food is not exclusive to Marilao)and ate some rice in a box. Then headed back to Manila to play Dota on Itlogerz and Neo and Pol now ended up on my place to wait for the book launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In Pictures

Friday, July 13, 2007

Gala with Mom tapos WCG tapos Seattle's tapos party ni Shera tapos thesis nila

Ngayon lang kami gumala ng kaming dalawa lang ni mama. Ayun 2 oras kami palubot libot sa department store para bumili siya ng nag iisang damit hahaha. Hindi bale nag chowking naman kami eh.

Napadaan kami sa booth ng WCG (World Cyber Games) na gaganapin bukas. Tapos nag grocery na kami. After ko siya ihatid sa sakayan eh nag gym kami ni neo tapos tambay sa Seattle's kasama si Pol at Ihan then sinundo ako ni Glen para pumunta sa birthday celebration ni Shera. Tapos sumunod si Neo at Pol then nagkayayaan mag dota sa Itlogerz tapos bumalik para tulungan ang mga alaga ko sa section YB para sa thesis nila. Nangyari lahat yan sa iisang araw lang at hindi na ako natulog.

In pictures

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The New 7 Wonders of the World

Last July 7, 2007 (07/07/07) The New 7 Wonders of the World was announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. Here are the results:

The Great Wall of China



The Great Wall of China was built to link existing fortifications into a united defense system and better keep invading Mongol tribes out of China. It is the largest man-made monument ever to have been built and it is disputed that it is the only one visible from space. Many thousands of people must have given their lives to build this colossal construction.


The Petra of Jordan



On the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to 40 A.D.). Masters of water technology, the Nabataeans provided their city with great tunnel constructions and water chambers. A theater, modelled on Greek-Roman prototypes, had space for an audience of 4,000. Today, the Palace Tombs of Petra, with the 42-meter-high Hellenistic temple facade on the El-Deir Monastery, are impressive examples of Middle Eastern culture.


The Christ Redeemer of Brazil



This statue of Jesus stands some 38 meters tall, atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Brazilian Heitor da Silva Costa and created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, it is one of the world’s best-known monuments. The statue took five years to construct and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931. It has become a symbol of the city and of the warmth of the Brazilian people, who receive visitors with open arms.


The Machu Picchu of Peru



In the 15th century, the Incan Emperor Pachacútec built a city in the clouds on the mountain known as Machu Picchu ("old mountain"). This extraordinary settlement lies halfway up the Andes Plateau, deep in the Amazon jungle and above the Urubamba River. It was probably abandoned by the Incas because of a smallpox outbreak and, after the Spanish defeated the Incan Empire, the city remained 'lost' for over three centuries. It was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911


The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá of Mexico



Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various structures - the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and the Playing Field of the Prisoners – can still be seen today and are demonstrative of an extraordinary commitment to architectural space and composition. The pyramid itself was the last, and arguably the greatest, of all Mayan temples.


The Roman Colosseum of Italy



This great amphitheater in the centre of Rome was built to give favors to successful legionnaires and to celebrate the glory of the Roman Empire. Its design concept still stands to this very day, and virtually every modern sports stadium some 2,000 years later still bears the irresistible imprint of the Colosseum's original design. Today, through films and history books, we are even more aware of the cruel fights and games that took place in this arena, all for the joy of the spectators.


The Taj Mahal of India



This immense mausoleum was built on the orders of Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim Mogul emperor, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife. Built out of white marble and standing in formally laid-out walled gardens, the Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India. The emperor was consequently jailed and, it is said, could then only see the Taj Mahal out of his small cell window.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I love you but I've chosen darkness

There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Afraid, confused, without a road map. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course, when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back. But once in a while, people push on to something better. Something found just beyond the pain of going it alone, and just beyond the bravery and courage it takes to let someone in, or to give someone a second chance. Something beyond the quiet persistence of a dream. Because it's only when you're tested that you truly discover who you are. And it's only when you're tested that you discover who you can be. The person you want to be does exist, somewhere on the other side of hard work and faith and belief. And beyond heartache and fear of what lies ahead.

I am standing in the middle of the road, there are two paths ahaed of me, the one is to let go of the woman you love and find someone else, the other one is to hold on.

I am still in love with her, no matter what I say, my heart doesn't fee lthe same way. No matter how I forget, the memories keep hunting me. But the thing is, I like someone else, but I still love that one girl, my sassy girl. If only there is closure between the two of us, maybe just maybe my heart will be set free.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2007

It's that time of the year once again as FHM Nation hails the Pinay beauty



100. Katherine Mcphee
99. Luningning
98. Kat Alano
97. Alyssa Alano
96. Aina Gonzales
95. EB Babe Ann

94. Kristine Hermosa
93. Renee Summer
92. Cristina Garcia
91. EB Babe Mae
90. Cherry Lou
89. Lindsay Lohan
88. Sofie
87. EB Babe Saida
86. EB Babe Belle
85. Ella V.
84. Maui Taylor
83. Nicole Hernandez
82. Regine Tolentino
81. Myles Hernandez
80. Phoemela Baranda
79. EB Babe Mergene
78. Kris Bernal
77. Ziyi zhang
76. Nikki Gi
75. Eula Valdez
74. Joyce So
73. Jackie Rice
72. Gretchen Barreto
71. Jenny Miller
70. Regine Velasquez
69. Sheree
68. Aliya Parcs
67. Ornussa Cadness
66. Mariel Rodriguez
65. Rochelle Pangilinan
64. Isabel Oli
63. Keeley Hazell
62. EB Babe Madel
61. Jaymee Joaquin
60. Scarlett Johansson
59. Cassandra Ponti
58. Gaby Dela Merced
57. Ruffa Mae Quinto
56. Roxanne Guinoo
55. Iza Calzado
54. Pops Fernandez
53. Jennifer Lee
52. Gwen Garci
51. Bubbles Paraiso
50. Ryza Cenon
49. Alessandra De Rossi
48. Rics Peralejo
47. Jamilla Obispo
46. Sheena Halili
45. LJ Reyes
44. EB Babe Kim
43. Amanda Griffin
42. Nadine Samonte
41. Shaina Magdayao
40. Jocelyn Oxlade
39. Michelle Madrigal
38. Bianca Gonzales
37. KC Conception
36. Joyce Jimenez
35. Heart Evangelista
34. Cheska Garcia
33. Toni Gonzaga
32. Beyonce Knowles
31. EB Babe Angel
30. Nancy Castiglione
29. Maureen Larrazabal
28. Jewel Mische
27. Cindy Kurleto
26. Yasmien Kurdi
25. EB Babe Joyce
24. Marian Rivera
23. Maria Sharapova
22. Karel Marquez
21. Camille Prats
20. Rhian Ramos
19. Asia Agcaoili
18. EB Babe Lian
17. Maja Salvador
16. Bea Alonzo
15. Cristine Reyes
14. Valerie Concepcion
13. Pauleen Luna
12. Francine Prieto
11. Iya Villania
10. Iwa Moto
9. Anne Curtis
8. Jennylyn Mercado
7. Diana Zubiri
6. Bianca king
5. Ehra Madrigal
4. Angelica Panganiban
3. Angel Locsin
2. Katrina Halili - Philippine's Finest
1. Jessica Alba - Global Winner


Sunday, July 01, 2007

What a way to start July

I woke up this morning feeling that a huge elephant is sitting on my head.

It is the first day of the month and there's an excrutiating pain on my head, add some running nose and some dry cough. My morning's perfect. I tried to get up but to no avail. The pain is searing on my head like Harry Potter sensing Voldemort. I was planning to watch my beloved friends the AMA Dance Troop compete on the dance showdown hosted by Fitness First but my health is more important. I lay on my bed the whole day sleeping..sleeping..and sleeping. mom baught me a Champ from Jollibee and I ate it heartily when I woke up and now I'm sitting here in front of my desktop thinking..Damn I need a laptop hehehe