LG Optimus One Sale = Ultimate Fail

November 14, 2010

When I first saw the ad about the LG Optimus One sale at Yugatech’s blog, I didn’t decide at once that I will attend the said event since I really like to purchase an HTC or Samsung phone if I’ll be going to the Android path.

It was only Friday (Nov 12) that I decided that I will try my luck on the said event because I would have been able to purchase an Android phone at a really low price then use the remaining budget to buy something else.

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Some new stuff to try

July 1, 2010

Below are some activities/stuff that I’d like to try:

  • Go-Kart Racing @ Park Square Makati
  • Shooting range @ MCS

I’ll add more items to the list and will also provide reviews once I get to try them.


DTS role milestones

April 12, 2010

Milestones completed as part of the DTS team

Successfully completed projects:

  • Refreshed BW+R/3 system
    • Lesson learned: Check RSLOGSYSDEST entries after the refresh of the BW system
  • Installed a Production BI7 System
    • Lesson learned: Skip patch 9 of BI_CONT component. Proceed with patch 10 instead
  • Oracle patching for a Production system
  • Quality R/3 Installation (QIN) -> ECC6 and Oracle 10g
  • System migrations
  • R/3 Install -> 4.6C + Oracle 10g
  • Problem Management Tasks
  • Change Management Tasks

2010 – Goals

January 5, 2010

Let’s all welcome 2010 with a BANG! =)

Below are some of the stuff that I’d like to accomplish this year:

  • Acquire a driver’s license (by March or April)
  • Save
  • Eat healthy
  • Lessen alcohol intake – drink more water and fruit juices
  • Become physically fit (join urbanathlons!)
  • Be more active in photography
    • attend workshops
    • buy a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens (try out portraiture)
    • buy a Phottix battery grip (to add weight and battery life to my camera)
    • buy a SB-600 external flash (try out strobing)
    • buy a tripod (for night photography)
  • Travel (international/local)
  • Help a person in need (my brother most probably)

I’ll be posting my work related goals soon.


Belated Christmas Wishlist or Advance Happy Birthday Wishlist.

December 25, 2009

I believe we can now feel the Christmas breeze in the air (or is it just the breeze from an upcoming typhoon? just kidding). In a few days time, people around the globe will again be busy shopping for presents, ornaments, or even for food to be served on Christmas Eve. Little children will now start to be nice, hoping that Santa Claus will drop them a gift on that special day. We’ll soon be hearing people singing Christmas carols in front of our homes.

Christmas is one of the most celebrated days in the Philippines. This is usually the time when families get to celebrate a holiday as a whole, the time when the foreign remittances does a great impact on our economy, and the time when crimes are at a high rate too.

Most of the areas in the upper half of the Philippines have experienced the onslaught of the typhoons that came one after the other. As I’ve observed though, no other nation or nationality can compare to the resilience of our countrymen. We have already mastered the art of smiling under pressure (I guess grace under pressure would be a better description of how we can easily adapt to the abrupt changes that comes into our lives).

Well, I won’t go further on discussing on how Christmas started (there are lots of materials about this topic already). We now proceed to my Christmas Wishlist!

For the non-material stuff, the following items below are my topmost wishes:

  1. Spend the holiday with everyone dear to me.
  2. Good health for each and everyone.
  3. World peace (sure feels like an answer in a beauty pageant).

For the material stuff, I’d really love to have the items below (I’ve been really good this year Santa!):

1. Any of the following DSLR Lenses: (Source: Nikon Website)

2. A sturdy tripod. Velbon would be good for me already (cost-wise and quality-wise) since I’m just an amateur in photography.

3. An SB-600 external flash.

4. A spare battery and memory card (SD) for my camera.

5. A Phottix battery grip for my camera.


Barrio Siete’s Bayanihan Fund Drive

September 28, 2009


Barrio Bayanihan

Bloggers from Barrio Siete unite to provide assistance to our fellow Filipinos who were greatly affected by tropical storm Ondoy.

Please see the excerpt below from the B7 entry on how you can provide help too:

My fellow bloggers, readers and lurkers; it breaks our heart seeing all these images and watching the videos coming from Manila – the wrath and devastation not only to properties but also to the lives of our fellow Filipinos. Tropical typhoon Ondoy is not only creating havoc but also bringing epic floods in the Metropolitan Manila area.


In the spirit of Barrio Siete, I invite you all to join our Bayanihan Fund Drive: Donate to Ondoy Flood Victims. Very simply:

1.) Make a donation to our Bayanihan Fund Drive: Donate to Ondoy Flood Victims. If you can’t, then help us by making this viral and create an entry entitled: “Bayanihan Fund Drive: Donate to Ondoy Flood Victims“. A link to this original entry will be appreciated where your readers can make a donation. Please leave us a note in the comment section if you are joining so we can list your entry, in case the pingback doesn’t work.

2.) Invite other bloggers to join our “Bayanihan Fund Drive: Donate to Ondoy Flood Victims”

3.) We will list the names of the donors in a worksheet, their organization and/or their websites, unless they prefer to be anonymous.

4.) The listing will be updated regularly and will be posted here in Barrio Siete Dot com.

5.) We are only accepting monetary donations in currencies accepted by Paypal.

6.) All donations will be remitted only to the Philippine National Red Cross in Manila. (We have not made any contact with them yet.)

7.) If you prefer: You can make donations directly to the Philippine National Red Cross. Here is the link: Ways to donate

In Barrio Siete, this is where you can make your donation. We will in turn, turn this over to the Philippine National Red Cross.

8.) Reyna Elena’s entry on Ondoy here is getting a lot of messages from readers asking for help and assistance. If you are reading this, please head over to that entry and respond to some of the questions if you know because it kills me that I don’t know the answer to their questions or their plea for help. Hopefully, there is one here who could help.

Click here to see the article for updates on the fund drive: http://barriosiete.com/donate-for-ondoy-victims/

I hope the politicians, especially those who are joining the 2010 race for Presidency, will set aside their personal agendas and help with sincerity. This is not a time for campaigning! This is a time for action.


66th monthsary – Dengue and the Medical City experience

September 24, 2009

Last Sept 19-22, my girlfriend got admitted at the Medical City in Ortigas due to dengue. I got really nervous when I’ve heard she was diagnosed with that illness since dengue has no vaccine or direct cure for it. Basically, prevention and early detection plus hydration is the key. Good thing I was able to ask my cousin’s friend if I were to accompany my girlfriend back to the hospital since we’ve observed that her fever was on and off. The doctor then asked her to be admitted since she wasn’t able to eat well and was feeling a bit nauseated. It was great that she was able to recover (platelet count drops to a really low level then once it goes up then that’s the sign that you are getting better from the illness) in just a span of three days – she’s got a good immune system and a great fighting spirit.

Read more on dengue from the WHO’s website: Dengue Facts

Below are some good stuff that we’ve experienced from the Medical City (well I guess this is what you get for a quite expensive hospital. haha):

  • The medical staff (doctors, nurses, medical technicians, etc) were really kind and accommodating.
  • The hospital’s lobby didn’t have much of that “hospital feel”. You’ll feel like you’re in a mall because of how the lobby was setup.
  • The hospital’s staff (guards, admin staff, etc.) were also great in terms of customer service.
  • Admission and discharge process (includes paying for the bill) was a breeze. I didn’t have to wait in a long line.

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