Against the Light Book Launch

Against the Light by Pupil

Last night, I got myself a copy of Against the Light for 450 pesos. No, it’s not a photography book, it’s actually a Pupil Tour Diary where it has a compilation of photos and text written by all the members of the band (Ely Buendia, Yan Yuzon, Dok Sergio, and Wendell Garcia). Continue reading “Against the Light Book Launch”

Great Books in Hong Kong International Airport


I cannot remember anything the last time that I went to Hong Kong. I was 8 years old then. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, we headed for the other wing via a train and Iโ€šร„รดm not sure if that train already existed since the first time I got there. By the time we arrived in the other wing, we headed towards a bookstore called Relay in which I think does not have a good name recall. Continue reading “Great Books in Hong Kong International Airport”

Ajax for Dummies

Ajax for Dummies

I just got my Ajax for Dummies book from John Merrells of Embrace Mobile. I was able to come across on his question in LinkedIn. He was asking where he can find someone who knows how to skin a WordPress blog. I replied there and I made the template for him. In exchange for the small job, I got this book. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks again to John for the book! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll experiment with AJAX soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

Kwentong Tambay

Image courtesy of Batjay

Kwentong Tambay is something what the Filipino bloggers should be proud of. This is something that the shelves of bookstores should have. No, I don’t have a copy of the book. But I would like to get a copy of the book from the bookstore and encourage others who can’t make to the office of the publisher (PSICOM) to get the copy not just because I have read his blog nor because he is a fellow blogger. By the time that Kwentong Tambay will be displayed on the shelves of the bookstores, a Filipino blogger would have made history on that day. Kudos to Batjay!

The Fab Five at Greenbelt

The Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is here in Manila and they are currently promoting their book Queer Eye for the Straight Guy : The Fab 5’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better. The Fab Five are: Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez. The paperback is priced at around 800 bucks while the hardbound is available for around 1200 bucks. I was only able to watch a couple of episodes of that show in cable TV since I really do not watch television. It would be really nice if they would have a special episode here in the Philippines rather than promoting the book alone. Tomorrow they will be at the Glorietta Activity Center.

Rocker’s World on Blog-o-rama

Before going directly to the office, I dropped by at MiniStop to buy a copy of Manila Bulletin. I maintained my composure so that the friendly storekeepers who already recognize me won’t face scratch their heads. As I sat down on my workstation, I immediately searched for the TechNews, turned the pages and voila, I was surprised to see a screenshot of my webpage. Even before I finished reading, my Dad texted me that he got a message from Tita Jojo saying that I was featured in Manila Bulletin. All I can say is that I’m very much honored to be featured and I want to take Ajay for a nicely written article.


Addict Mobile Blog Scandal

Addict Mobile PR Nightmare is probably one of the worst scenarios that would make a telecom giant hide in shame due to the fact that there’s no one removing the R-18 content found there (as of this date). They should do something about this as soon as possible. Doing ala Pontius Pilate washing of the hands is unacceptable. They made the rules and they should let the users know that the rules should not be broken. They are responsible in upholding those rules.

Hello Garci

Hello GarciI got home last night with this book found on my study table. My Dad got another complimentary copy from PCIJ. The book that he just received recently is Hello Garci? Hello Maam: Political Humor in the Cellphone Age. I read it and it was an awesome compilation of political satire that first spread electronically. Some of the content were spread through e-mails and the others were spread through SMS. Retzwerx is the only blogger that I’m familiar with who contributed in this compilation. His poop-to-graphs have never ceased to amaze me. Technology has indeed changed the way people communicate. In fact, I saw in ABS-CBN News that the number of blogs has grown tremendously. This October, they were able to show that there are about 2,000 blogs. I hope they have not included splogs and inactive blogs as well.

Pleading Guilty on Disordering the Court

Disorder in the CourtI did not know that there is really a book about bloopers inside the American court rooms until I searched it in Google awhile ago and found an Amazon entry. I got an e-mail on the excerpts of the book some time ago and I received another e-mail which is exactly the same as the first one sent to me. Thanks to the court reporters who took note of these conversations in detail for what’s happening in Ally McBeal, and other TV series with lawyers, judges, jury, and the like is not the only thing that is expected to happen in actual court hearings. This book won’t only make you laugh all the time bu it will also be an eye-opener to all of us who haven’t had the chance to be an audience in a court hearing. Read more to check out some excerpts of the said book. Continue reading “Pleading Guilty on Disordering the Court”