Friday, August 28, 2009

A Wedding Under Gundam RX-78-2


It wasn't long ago that a wedding company Take and Give Needs (T&G), which normally arranges weddings in more conventional settings (which in Japan might include fake priests and even Hello Kitty) offered their customers to celebrate their matrimony with Mobile Suit Gundam RX-78-2's likeness glowering down on them. The lucky couple were chosen out of a 500 hopeful Gundam fan couples.



The couple, both long time fans of the original series, chose this special package to renew their vows and this is really a wedding to remember. The groom wore a suit that based on the uniform of Amuro Rei, the main protagonist of the original series. Also present was the original director of the series, Tomino Yoshiyuki, who handed the happy couple a special gift. The couple named their daughter Seira, which is after the Gundam character Sayla Mass


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Top 10 Excuses Made by Programmers

Good programmers never re-invent the wheel, so even the excuses when something doen't work

or get done are pretty much the same across languages. I have compiled the top 10 excuses

you are likely to hear if you work with a programmer, the computer department or the

technical support team.

10. "I haven't touched that module in weeks"

9. "It must be a hardware problem"

8. "Somebody must have changed the code"

7. "Did you check for a virus on your system?"

6. "You must have the wrong version"

5. "That's weird...."

4. "There must be something wrong with your data"

3. "It has never done that before"

2. "It worked yesterday"

and the best one....

1. "It works on my machine"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

[Review]Voice

The last jdorama I reviewed here was Proposal Daisakusen and that was way back in 2007. I never thought that I could watch another great jdorama like ProDai but I was wrong, because Voice came along. Voice, in a nutshell, is CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) of Japan. It is a story of five medical students who attended a six-month seminar in forensic investigation. They perform lab tests, autopsy of the body and solve some crime which we all know a typical CSI concept. CSI: NY, CSI: Miami and CSI: Las Vegas was also mentioned in one of the episodes and it made clear that CSI was indeed a major influence on this drama. So what made Voice so damn great of a jdorama if it's just like CSI? Even though Voice have all the components of CSI in every aspect, it ends there. Voice, as it's title suggested, was really a drama of five forensic students going beyond the conventional forensic medicine and "listens" to the voices of the dead. They find out not just how the victim died but also why he/she had that fate. I was amazed on how they solve the cases and their way of analysis is something not of the ordinary. If you are a fan of crime solving with some heavy drama, this series is for you. As a reminder, never forget to bring a tissue when watching this drama, for I am sure even the grouchiest person will cry a tear on this one.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Miss Universe 2009 results

The 58th Miss Universe was held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.

The results are as follows:

Miss Universe 2009

* Venezuela - Stefanía Fernández

1st Runner-up

* Dominican Republic - Ada de la Cruz

2nd Runner-up

* Kosovo - Marigona Dragusha

3rd Runner-up

* Australia - Rachael Finch

4th Runner-up

* Puerto Rico - Mayra Matos

Top 10

* France - Chloé Mortaud
* South Africa - Tatum Keshwar
* Switzerland - Whitney Toyloy
* Czech Republic - Iveta Lutovská
* United States - Kristen Dalton

Top 15

* Albania - Hasna Xhukiçi
* Belgium - Zeynep Sever
* Sweden - Renate Cerljen
* Croatia - Sarah Ćosić
* Iceland - Ingibjörg Ragnheiður Egilsdóttir

Special Awards


Miss Congeniality

* China - Wang Jingyao

Miss Photogenic

* Thailand - Chutima Durongdej

Best National Costume

* Panama - Diana Broce



Friday, August 21, 2009

[Review]Up


Yes, this is just a two letter film. From the creators of Toy Story (the first full 3D film) Disney and Pixar teamed up once again to deliver yet another stunning film. I watched the film in a 3D cinema and it's really worth your peso. This moie doesn't only target the young audience, but also the adult as well. The message was clear and you must watch the movie to appreciate it. Anyway, nothing bad I can say about the film for it is a superior Disney film indeed. If you ever plan to watch it, watch it on 3D to fully experience the Disney magic.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy 10th Birthday Blogger

Since August 23, 1999, Blogger became one of the highly popular blogging site in the history of the internet. I've been a member of this blogging site since January 2005 and Blogger never failed me. So I dedicate this post to Blogger and congratulations for 10 years of blogging fun.

Monday, August 17, 2009

[Review]G.I. Joe : Rise of Cobra

I guess reviving old franchises like Transformers, Star Trek and on this case G.I. Joe is a tried and tested formula. G.I. Joe (G.I. stands fo Ground Infantry) was a classic comics / cartoons back when I was 4 years old. I watched the cartoons and collected the 4" fully articulated action figures and I guess that was part of my happy childhood. Now imagine me, and the rest of my generation (Yes, I admit I'm getting older)got a chance to relive those childhood happiness with this G.I. Joe film. Anyway, The series got a futuristic upgrade by adding "nano machine" technology to the plot. The movie's main plot revolves around the joining of Duke to the G.I. Joe ranks and you guess it, the rise of Cobra Commander. It is safe to say that this film updated the G.I. Joe concept to a more futuristic "American Army technology" but still retained the original G.I. Joe feel that made my generation loved the series. I do hope that the sequel will repeat or even surpass the success of G.I.:Joe Rise of Cobra, for it is now a link between my generation and the current generation of G.I. Joe fandom. Got to get that Yo Joe!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sandara Park Returns!

Former Philippine teen sensation Sandara Park, now a famous member of the Korean girl group 2NE1, returned yesterday to the country that once loved her and had forgotten her eventually drove her back to South Korea. Sandy could have stayed there, but she chose to spend her two-week vacation here. Now you see her on our local television once again interviewed and got to perform on a morning show. Aren't you guys ashamed? After droving her away, you welcomed her back happily because she's popular in South Korea now. Sandy could have chosen not to come here, but as every first love, she chose to return to the country that will never be removed in her heart.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Not Everyone Experience a Happy Ending

Here I am again blogging about the pain I've felt because of loving someone. It's like becoming a cliche, a cycle in my life. I met girl, got to know her, become friends, got to know her more, fell in love, confessed, get dumped, retry, get dumped, retry, fail. I had two REAL relationships before (not a full romantic relationship, but you get the picture). The first one was my college friend, we were close, but she got closer to my other friend. Second was my co-employee, well she got closer to my other co-employee. The current err.. the last one, whom I've been courting for almost two years now was different. She was my student before, wait, before you violently react, I knew her before she was a student, so technically I fell in love with her brfore she became a student. Of course, many reacted with the situation and that did not even spare her. She wanted to be "just friends" due to the complication of our situation, I was her teacher, she was my student. I agreed with the condition that outside school, I could court her. The time came when I finally resigned as a teacher and the barriers between us were lifted. But, then she was still reluctant and I can't blame her for that. Eventually, we had like an understanding, We were like a real couple but we didn't recognize our relationship as a romantic one. All was well, when one day she told me she had a special someone. Too bad it wasn't me. After that, I suddenly realized there's now a void between us. She rarely texted me and those messages were just replies to my questions, no more than that. I guess, happy time's over. She finally got to meet her TRUE love and to her, I'm now just her friend, not even a close or even a best friend. I guess I never got to have the one with the glass slipper...so much for happily ever after.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Internet downtime due to Japan's Quake

Internet service across Asia suffered a slowndown to downtime connection today which was traced to Japan's earthquake yesterday. The said earthquake damaged the APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network 2) which services the Singapore- Malaysia and China -Taiwan fault. The said cable system will be fully repaired on August 14, 2009. APCN2 consortium is now trying to implement the APCN2 catastrophic plan for dual failure in these segments and APCN2 NOC is now doing the mapping and manual patching in concerned stations.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Recent Issue with Willie Revillame


For those who are not aware, Wowowee was being aired while a sidebar was there showing the funeral of the recently deceased Tita Cory, There was a point when Willie Revillame, the host of Wowowee allegedly asked the management to remove the sidebar while Wowowee was airing. This made a lot of violent reactions in the media, fans of Willie and Tita Cory supporters were enraged by Willie's statement. Now, I am not here to defend or judge the guy. I am here just to point out something. Is it really appropriate to broadcast simultaneously a noon time variety show and a funeral of a national icon? Are these two contradicting each other? Who in the right mind do such a thing? Are you gonna laugh at the funny jokes of Willie while you see the camera showing people grieving over a fallen hero? What I'm saying is, you should not just only blame Willie here, the ABS-CBN management should have cancelled Wowowee or air the funeral instead.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Day That I Played Dota Again

After 2 years of being deprived from DotA (Defense of the Ancients) I got the chance to play again yesterday with my officemates. I sucked terribly. I was shocked with all the changes that took place since my absence. New heroes, new hero skills, new recipes, new items, new layout and a lot more. The first game I chose Mortred as my hero and before, I can dominate with her (she's my first ever character and favorite, hence my Friendster background). But yesterday wasa different story, I'm supposed to build a power threads but I end up one ingredient short, turns out, you need another item for the threads, The bracer was the same, but it took me a while to find the ingredients because the shops were rearranged.. I guess I need to practice again so I can keep up with my officemates. Better download the new maps.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

In Loving Memory of Tita Cory Aquino


Former president Maria Corazon Cojuangco Aquino popularly known as "Tita Cory" passed away today at 3:18 AM due to a cardiac arrest, which was a complication of her colon cancer, which she bravely battled for months. Democracy in our country will not be possible without her courageous leadership during the martial law and post martial law. Thank you Tita Cory, for being a great leader and an inspiration to all.

She is now together again with the only man she loved, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino.

Two people who once displayed tremendous leadership and bravery that forever changed the Filipino people, now united in heaven.