I was on TV

I was on TV last night. That was the first fifteen minutes of fame. That could have been the only media exposure in my entire life and I was not able to see it. After our family Boracay getaway, I mentioned having encountered the dynamic duo, Maverick and Ariel. It was supposed to be aired last week (August 20). However, it was moved to August 27. When my Dad got the text message from his officemate and tuned in the TV, I said,

“Di na natin naabutan, yan na yung after ng shoot ng henna segment”

My sister was not able to see it too since she was at Lau’s birthday. Well, everybody else saw it except for us.

Macro Day

Interested in taking pictures of small objects? Then you should take a peek at MacroDay. Like PhotoFriday, MacroDay has a challenge every week. Top three entries gets the recognition by having their links posted in the front page of the said website. You may want to check out the entries recognized for inspiration.

Want to learn more about an essential button that you may be able to find in you digital camera in taking sharp macro shots? Click here.

Tribute to Wolfmann

Born: November 17, 1976
Died: August 20, 2005
Age: 28

Wilfrid “Wilf”Hernandez is Wolfmann. He is behind the yummy electronica album dubbed as Diner where you may have heard some of Globe ring back tunes of his songs Piniritong Dalagang Bukid, Fish n’ Chips and Baked Mussels. He was in a coma for two days due to aneurysm. Before this happened, I saw him at Six Underground at Kiko Machine’s Album Launch. His wake is at Funeria Paz Manila Memorial Park along Sucat Road. A Mass will be held this Wednesday night and Funeral rites will be on Thursday at 9 a.m. Wilf, thanks for your contribution in the local electronica scene. You’ll surely be missed.

Pupil

Ely Buendia and PupilEly Buendia has a new band and its name is Pupil. I was able to catch them play for the first time at Kiko Machine’s Bar Tour at 6 Underground. The remaining members of the pencil-brand-inspired band decided to form a new band after they disbanded last May 2005. Pupil consists of Bogs Jugo, Dok Sergio, Ely Buendia, and Yan Yuzon (starred in Sponge Cola’s Gemini music video). Pupil holds a regular monthly production dubbed as Livestock which is held every last Saturday of the month. They either play at Saguijo or at Gweilo’s Eastwood. In their monthly production they usually play with bands like Sponge Cola, Kiko Machine, Menaya, Tawo, Sleepyheads and more. Check out Pupil’s Official Website for more information on the band.

Conti’s Branching Out

Good news for the people from the northern side of the metro. Indeed, Conti’s is branching out. In fact, they do have a branch at Connecticut Street in Greenhills (beside Belo’s clinic), San Juan. I got this news from the manager (which happens to be my neighbor) of Conti’s Paranaque Branch which is located at BF Homes Commercial Center (near Starbucks, Jollibee, and Mercury Drug). And this is due to the public demand from those who have visited Conti’s. Still, word-of-mouth has proven to be effective especially when the food tastes really good. Aside from cakes and pastries, they also serve Filipino and International cuisine. You might want to try their ribeye steak which is the newest entree in their menu.

Kiko Machine Bar Tour

Kiko MachineI went to Kiko Machine’s album bar tour at 6 Underground last night and it was a blast. It is located at the basement of the Glass Tower at C. Palanca Street in Makati City. The event was hosted by Meh of Matilda and Roma (friend of the band). I was only able to watch Calories, Jumbolilith, Kiko Machine and Pupil (Ely Buendia’s new band) perform. Their album is independently produced and is being distributed by Star Records. Kiko Machine is a UP-based band. They’re known for their witty but funny songs. Aside from that, they’re also known for having a bassist that would refuse to perform without his Spidey suit on. Their bassist, who is known by the nickname of Spider Dan, is my high school batchmate. He always performs with his Spidey costume on. For their album tour, they have a themed costume. They’re like F1 racers that are supporting Bandai. For more Kiko Machine pictures, click the picture to bring you to my flickr page.

Pinoy.Tech.Blog

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Rock Star: INXS

Mig Ayesa
Credits: Rock Star: INXS MSN Site

Another Filipino talent has made its way to a reality singing contest produced by CBS dubbed as Rock Star: INXS where 15 contenders around the globe will be competing with each other in Hollywood to become the new lead singer of the band INXS. His name is Miguel Ayesa, popularly known as Mig. Mig was born in Manila, Philippines. Two years after his birth, their family moved to Sydney Australia where he became a stage performer. After becoming successful in the Aussie’s entertainment industry, he had his biggest break at London for a starring role for the musical “We Will Rock You”. At Rock Star: Inxs, he’s trying his shot at international stardom along with the other contenders namely, Brandon, Dana, Daphna, Deanna, Heather, JD, Jessica, Jordis, Marty, Neal, Suzie, Tara, Ty, and Wil. Out of the fifteen contenders, six of them already bade their goodbyes to rockstardom.

Let us support Mig and keep voting at the following:

CBS site
Reality TV Calendar
MSN site

Smart and Globe subscribers could also vote for him by sending an SMS

INXS 07
(Don’t forget the space. INXS(space)07)

for Smart subscribers, send your SMS votes to 283
for Globe subscribers, you may send your votes to 2800

For more info on Rock Star: Inxs, log-on to the MSN website that I pointed earlier. You may also check Rickey‘s blog.

Look Alike Celebrity?

Look Alike Celebrity
Clockwise from top: Me, Neve Campbell and Monica Keena

Want to know who’s your look-alike Hollywood celebrity? Just check out Analogia. All you have to do is to click the link, wait for the page to load and submit a gif or jpg format of your photo. Then, a dialog box will prompt you to click the center of your right eye and another dialog box will prompt you to click the other. Choose Male if you want to know who’s your male celebrity look-alike or choose female if you want to know your female Hollywood counterpart. For the finale, just press the Submit button. You will be then directed to a new page and three pictures of Hollywood celebrities will appear. The answers were all based on artificial intelligence. They have a certain algorithm where they used the centers of your left and right eyes and look it up in their database. The algorithm that they have developed must be really complex.