High-tech Fortune telling

Manang Bola (fortune teller in Batibot) wanna-be’s may get hold of this high-tech and stylish fortune ball. This is invented by Dr. Ming Fang. This fortune ball uses the Chinese calendar, theories of Astrology, Numerology, I Ching and Biorhythms. Aside from what I have mentioned, you must tell the fortune ball of your accurate birthdate and time which is indicated on our birth certificate. It will tell you your fortune for any given day up 30 days in advance. In addition, you can have a recap of what’s the last 30 days like. If you’re expecting that the fortune ball would speak to you of what’s going to happen, we’ll have to wait for some time for that. It is basically color coded (red = common fortune, purple = rising fortune, green = good fortune, light blue = great fortune, and dark blue = supreme fortune) Continue reading “High-tech Fortune telling”

Casino Royale

Casino Royale is not your typical James Bond movie where you will expect more gadgets and more ladies for that matter. This is based on Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel. In this film, Agent 007’s first mission is to stop a banker from winning a casino tournament and use the prize money for funding terrorist activities. After Pierce Brosnan, let’s welcome Daniel Craig (British) as the new James Bond. The first 20 minutes of the film will surely give you an adrenaline rush. You might not want to blink in this particular scene because you might miss something that would make you realize how smart Bond is.

I was wondering why some do not get to appreciate this film. I thought it’s all about the missing high tech stuff like some have told me. However, I saw some high tech stuff there too like the advanced GIS application. When I tried looking at James Bond a little closer, I have finally realized why some are disappointed. I realized that they expected too much after Pierce Brosnan. However, according to an article, he is much closer to Ian Fleming’s physical description of James Bond.

No American has become a James Bond actor. James Bond is British and of course, he has to sound British for that matter.

Adrenaline Rush Factor: 4 out of 5
Casting: 3 out of 5
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

Happy Feet

happy feet movie posterI was able to watch Happy Feet last night at Greenbelt and it was certainly hilarious and educational at the same time. I saw the trailer of this film in SM Mall of Asia’s IMAX Theater and was awed by the quality of its animation. At first, it may seem that the film is just all about singing and tap dancing. In this film, you’ll see how the emperor penguins struggle for survival as they adapt with the effects of global warming. Of course, Elijah Wood is a hero once more in this movie but this time, he is not going to known with the name Frodo. This time, you’ll not see him but you’ll surely hear him as he does the voice over for Mumble, the deaf tone penguin who has a bright future in tap dancing. Continue reading “Happy Feet”

Seafood Club

red crab seafood club

Last Tuesday night we had dinner at Seafood Club in celebration of Dad’s birthday. It was supposed to be held at Unamas since Dad was craving for Spanish cuisine a night before his birthday. On the night of his birthday, he sent me an SMS saying that will be meeting us instead at Seafood Club which in turn has caused me to scratch my head in wonder. I guess Dad was craving for crabs and of course, the best way to celebrate one’s birthday is to eat his or her favorite dish. Hehe!

Snake Wine

snake wine

According to Wikipedia, snake wine is an alcoholic beverage that can be found at Snake Village near Hanoi or any major city of Vietnam, and other countries across Southeast Asia. It is prepared by slicing a snake along its belly. Then, the blood is drained into a mixing vat either with rice wine or grain alcohol. Drinking snake wine is just like drinking tequila. You will really feel the heat in your throat after taking a gulp of it. It also has a smell like that of a raw fish. After finishing a small bottle of snake wine, we discussed how it is being put inside the bottle. Anyone knows the answer to this? Hehe!

Street Directory of Singapore

street directory map singapore

StreetDirectory.com has surely lived up to their tagline “You’ll be lost without it”. The night before my flight to Singapore, I’ve printed some maps to help me get around the city without taking a cab. This is an ideal reference website for tourists who do not have budget for cabs since it has a bus guide and MRT guide. Firstl and foremost, you should plan your itinerary so that you would know what maps or public transportation guides to print before your flight. It is also recommended that you buy a preloaded EZLink card. EZLink cards may be used in MRTs and as well as buses. Just think of it as your proximity card in the office wherein the only difference is that it has stored value in it.

The 2007 Starbucks Planner

Looks like I have to forego the 2007 Starbucks Planner. Migz got his planner already while some of my friends have already started to collect the stickers and started to ask for help in completing it. The leather cover does not really lure me to get one. Maybe if I will get to see the artwork, I might be tempted but I still won’t get one.

The Christmas drinks for this year are Peppermint Mocha, Toffee Nut, and Gingerbread Latte or Frap. I just had a Toffee Nut Latte this evening with my friends. When I started drinking it, I felt that it lacks something. It is as if drinking Cafe Mocha minus the toffee nut.

Hasselblad medium format camera


In this photo, I’m holding an authentic Hasselblad film camera (medium format). It is an old school camera that most photographers use for fashion magazines. Its viewfinder is situated on the top which is quite unusual for cameras. The good thing about this is that the viewfinder is big which gives you a better view of your subject. And if you will ask me who is the owner of this camera, I’m sorry but I cannot disclose information. It is a top secret. Hehehe. This photo was taken by Jared in front of Merlion, Singapore’s symbol of tourism. After our photo session there, we had a late dinner on a food court in Singapore.

Mustafa Centre in Singapore

I was at 7-11 just in front of Hotel81 at Bencoolen St when I saw Singaporean chocolates being sold there last Monday. Since I had the time earlier, I asked Melvin where I can buy chocolates that are relatively cheap. So, he mentioned about Mustafa Centre at Little India. I took a cab going there since I still have to prepare for my mock demo tomorrow and I have no time to check the Street Directory website. Mustafa Centre is much like of a grocery store selling various things from watches to pens and from bags to chocolates. There are also a lot of “pasalubong stuff” there like t-shirts, keychains and magnets with the country Singapore written all over it. By the way, this establishment is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hehehe!