In Personal Trips

Vacation Mode


Kooonin will fly to the land of far, far away and stay there for three days. Hopefully the hotel offers free internet service that must be at least 5Mbps fast. If not, this blog will be parked for the entire period. To compensate for my absence and my inability to reciprocate your visits i’ll drop by your blogs 5 times a day when i return haha. Toodles.

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In apple

What's Inside your IPOD touch?

When i was a kid, i used to rip open our appliances just to know what's inside them. I get tools from the trunk of my dad's car then surreptitiously unscrew my subject appliance and rip its parts apart. I will then try to get acquainted with its internal system, do some fine tunings then test the effects. After this redundant ritual, i return the parts back together and i am always left with extra screws.

More often than not, our home appliances which were victims of my curiosity end up inoperative after a few days. But now information of all sorts are readily available in the in world wide web, i always consult the internet before i pry open my non-functional gadgets. Just remember the axiom, if ain't broke, don't fit it.

This time, let's take a crash course about how to break open your Ipod Touch without damaging its internal parts then see what's inside it. See this link.

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In Computers Internet

Smart Bro Prepaid Internet

Smart Bro Prepaid Internet
Smart BRO PREPAID is the newest Smart broadband internet service that allows you to surf the net anywhere there’s a PC! No Monthly Service Fee since it’s prepaid!
The Smart BRO USB modem is a small, palm-sized device that you can carry with you wherever you go. And anytime you need to surf, just plug it into the USB port of your PC, and you’ll get connected in a flash. Total initial payment is P2500 with FREE P100 broadband load. Broadband Internet use is P10 for every 30 minutes.

* Purchase of P300 load card is required
* Available in selected areas (HSDPA areas)
FOR MAC USERS: To register your Smart BRO Prepaid account, install the modem in a WINDOWS-based PC. Once registered, you may now use your MAC PC to access the internet and manage your Smart BRO Prepaid account.

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In apple Computers iphone

Jailbreak your iPhone

iPhone/iPod touch only: If you've been waiting to upgrade your iPhone or touch to the recently released iPhone 2.2 software until you could jailbreak the update and run your must-have jailbreak apps (like, I don't know, the one that let's you use your iPhone's internet connection on your laptop), you're in luck: The iPhone Dev team has already released QuickPwn for both Windows and Mac and the PwnageTool for Mac. Not only will jailbreaking your phone with one of these simple-to-use apps add both Cydia and Installer to your home screen, but it'll also give you access to a few other very cool iPhone 2.2-only hacks. They say that when your iphone is jailbroken, the options are almost endless.. but be warned that jailbreaking your iphone will void your warranty. Choice is yours.

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In Apps Computers Windows

Must Have Windows Applications

What would you do when your computer considerably slowed down? Windows crashes more often, Computer hangs in between tasks, it freezes when you open multiple applications or simply put, running differently as before? Perhaps you have satiated your harddrive with millions of mp3s haha, helluva lot of videos, not-so-helpful and seldom-used applications. For the information of those not so abreast about computers, windows utilizes that extra free space of your harddrive as virtual memory to make your computer machine run faster. The more free space you have, the faster your machine executes programs. So what do you need to do when your PC starts to misbehave? 

You may burn the mp3s, videos and other large files in Dvds. Uninstall unneeded applications and redundant programs. After these two steps, defrag your harddrive. Now, defragging your harddrive using the bundled windows software will take half a day to complete, so instead, use the auslogics defrag (google it) and the defragging will only take less than 20mins depending on your harddrive’s size. When done, run your updated anti-virus or anti-spyware programs. However, if, for unknown reason, your pc encounters the so-called blue screen of death, or some other windows errors, you may want to reinstall windows . i always recommend a clean install of the windows OS to reset everything to their factory defaults. But first, be sure to back up all your important files, bookmarks, saved passwords, message archives, game settings/configuration files. 

Whenever the my pc is in dire need of harddisk reformatting, these applications are the ones i basically install first. If you have great applications in mind which are absent in the list, scribble them in the comments :D

  • Microsoft Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Office – select customize and install only the needed software
  • adobe photoshop or photo elements - for thorough picture editing
  • adobe reader - for reading ebooks and pdf documents
  • AMP Winoff - turns off your pc automatically by assigned schedule
  • Auslogics – best tune up software for your pc
  • AVG – for your virus protection
  • bitcomet – for downloading torrents
  • Chikka – in case you ran out of phone credits
  • Divx player and codecs – for playing divx movies
  • DU meter – for real-time internet speed monitoring
  • frostwire – substitute for limewire (lesser spyware)
  • google earth
  • google talk
  • itunes – for syncing of your ipod/iphone
  • joystick 2 mouse – to control your mouse pointer with a keypad
  • k-lite – to enable your windows media player to play any kind of video format
  • Microsoft encarta dictionary – for quick offline reference
  • Laptop Alarm – your laptop will sound a very loud alarm when someone moves your mouse, unplug a USB device, unplugs the charger, or closes the lid of your laptop (useful when you’re in coffee shops and public places)
  • lifeglobe aquarium – true aquarium in your desktop to soothe your tired eyes
  • Mozilla firefox 3 – for safer and faster browsing
  • Mozilla thunderbird – best mail third-party client (i can check all my 5 emails at a time)
  • multilingual speaking clock – for time announcement/reminder
  • muvee reveal – for my video editing
  • nature illusion studio – for photo visual effects
  • nero – for burning DVDs
  • otsAV DJ – Best music player for disk jockeys
  • picasa – for automated picture uploads
  • picture collage maker – the name speaks for itself
  • pidgin – chat client- great substitute for gtalk, msn, ym
  • rainlendar – floating calendar for reminders, appointments
  • rocketdock – to unclutter your desktop icons in a mac-like dock
  • safari – in case firefox lags
  • skype – recommended video chat in case ym sucks
  • spybot – second level anti-virus software, in case AVG doesn’t clean everything
  • super antispyware – third level anti-virus
  • wall master – to make your desktop change wallpaper at random
  • winamp – for quick mp3 playing
  • winrar – to uncompress zipped files
  • yahoo messenger – chat client


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In Starbucks

Starbucks coffee 2009 planner


The amazing race to starbucks' 2009 planner has begun. Last year, we were required to complete the twenty four stickers in order to get a free planner. This year, starbucks stripped the number of stickers to just sixteen. This is a great news to those coffee lovers out there. Their 2009 planner comes in  three vibrant colours. Aside from the planner, you'll also get an elegant ballpen (not just a pencil) and a sturdy bookmark. See the pictures below and decide whether to get one this year or not. But If you'll ask me, judging from the texture and the material, i'd say that 2007 and 2008 planners are better.

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In Movies/TV Shows Nuffnang

Spying Over Burn After Reading

Guys, there's this event to be officially announced later today BUT since i feel excited i am going to spill the beans now. Nuffnang Philippines is going to sponsor a movie premiere on November 18, 2008, Tuesday 7:30pm at Robinsons Movie World, Robinsons Galleria! Yes, the movie is "Burn After Reading" and the premier is made possible by Nuffnang Philippines Inc. in cooperation with Viva Entertainment Inc and Robinsons Movie World. 

The grapevines have told me that theater will be EXCLUSIVE to active Nuffnangers in the country. According to insiders however, tickets are not enough to accommodate all of us members so they made it a First come, First served basis. The first 50 Nuffnangers to comply with the event requirements shall get two (2) movie tickets each. This obviously, explains this urgent post haha.

I am thrilled to see this movie not only because i'm gonna see it with our fellow Nuffnangers but also this is the first event (to my mind) that Nuffnang Philippines has organized for general participation :D. To be candid, i envy our Fellow Nuffnangers in Malaysia and Singapore who often meet in Nuffnang-sponsored-events specially when they post pictures on their respective blogs. I wish i could this event and make those Malaysian and Singaporean Nuffnangers drool haha.

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In Marriage Poverty

Marriage: Not a solution to poverty


A distant relative got married yesterday. She is only eighteen i think. As a backgrounder, the elder sister got married when she was 18 and their eldest joined the matrimony when he was 21.
The wedding was not a result of a well-planned and deliberate intention to enter into a family life. As per my observation, neither was there a reasonable period of courtship. Probably, the untimely wedding was brought about by the unintended pregnancy of the bride which I wish i'm wrong.
The BRIDE: She didn't finish college, unemployed, young, and pretty (of course she is my relative).
The GROOM: He did not attend college. He has no visible and permanent sources of income. He gets financial support from his parents. He is, most of the times jobless and has a history that on the few occasions that he landed on a job, he would not last long because he does not have interest in keeping his job.
As per my relatives' info, the groom is indulged in different vices such as drinking intoxicating liquors and womanizing, to which vices it seems he cannot detach himself anymore. He also adores “adors” such as “emperador”, “matador”, “fundador” his filthy Labrador and bestfriend Salvador haha.
I did not attend the wedding as my schedule did not permit me. But one week prior to the wedding, i was there in the province and i was among those consulted about the reception arrangement. Note that it was then just one week before the wedding. The father of the bride broke the news by announcing that so far, the groom has contributed P15,000 only. And that the groom thinks that it is good enough to cover the wedding expenses. Haha he must have lost his sanity. 15k for the floral arrangement in the church, Gowns, invitations, video coverage, sound system and reception???! When asked, the groom conceitedly answered  “that’s all that i can share”. The mother of the bride sobbed and my dad immediately reprimanded the groom but we all know that doing so is futile.
At the very outset, all of us in the family look upon the idea of their plan of getting married with great disfavour. My cousins displayed animosity to the groom. But the couples insisted until they finally solicited the consent of their respective parents-in-law-to-be.
The parents-in-law are engaged in farming and are yet to harvest the “palay” this coming December. The siblings of the bride have their own family to feed and have their own battle against poverty.
The mother of the bride humbly sought our help. My dad did not manifest support, but he has a gentle heart so i know he will chip in in the end. They asked every competent relative for his willing share.  I had no extra cash in hand to be candid and was not willing to share because i maintain that it’s the groom’s family who should carry the burden but the situation warranted a kind heart and an open wallet haha.
Three days before the wedding, i gave ten grands to the bride and now, i can't go to the grocery store, i can’t go to the mall, i cant buy credits for my phone, i can't sleep haha.
 They managed to celebrate the wedding. what’s next? we will again contribute materials for their conjugal house? May the Force be with them.

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In Movies/TV Shows

Excerpt from the Movie: For the first time


Because i am a fan of MTV VJ KC Concepcion, I did not let her very first movie pass without seeing it in the cinema and here are some excerpts from the movie:

People like us have to live by our own rules
But, if you fall in love and let her into your heart,
then you’ll have to live by her rules.
You’ll have to give up control over your life.
Love changes people too much
until there is nothing left of the person you used to be.

what if you don’t like yourself in the first place?
maybe love is good kind of change huh?

what’s not to like?
She will try to change you…
when she should just accept you for who you are.
First it’s the little things….
your peer, your clothes, your friends.
Then she tells you that it’s still not enough.
i tell you, there is no freedom in love.

SETH to PIA: when you love someone,
you don’t belong to yourself anymore.
Love will just tire you down until nothing is left of you.
But that is okay.
That’s okay if the one you love will love you back until the end.
But we do not have assurance, do we?
Even those good men and those who behave well were abandoned.

SETH to PIA: if we became lovers, you will change me
according to your standards. Mr. Perfect..
and im not going to be like that.. because i cannot do it.

PIA to SETH: Were you not the one who reminded me that i am human?
Not perfect. So why will i look for someone perfect?
Who knows i am only looking for Mr. Right.

SETH to PIA: i cannot do that too.

i was so afraid of being miserably so in love with you.
But now,  it’s more painful to be miserably in love without you.
Give me another chance please.
PIA to SETH: You had another chance and you blew it.

SETH to PIA: i am sorry if i have hurt you.
Sorry if you got dragged in my quest for true love.
If i have hurt you, it may have become necessary to make me realize…
that you are the one that i truly love. I love you.

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