Monday, December 6, 2010

Great News on ST Website Competition

A much-needed change of schedule has been announced in our company today: The ST website competition has been extended up to January 10, 2011 instead of December 10, 2010. That means, we are still given more time in tweaking and improving our website entries. So, I do hope we can still develop Cebu Web Portal for the win! Or at least, for the consolation prize maybe? I'm aware that all competitors are doing their best despite our busy schedules, so for everyone, we are all winners. 

Congratulations in advance! Yohhoooh!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wedding Blast of Oskar Kyle and Julie Ann

The wedding I attended yesterday was a blast! I've known the couple some years back and I'm equally excited for both of them. The groom particularly, was one of my buddies during that phase of my life: late night drinking, laag-laag everywhere and chicks-staring whenever we happen to see one or several hot gurls on the street. And it's so nice to see that he is now one with his lady-lebie.

But, I'm still waiting for the pics so we have to wait for a full account of their Special Day, okay? 

Meanwhile, to honour the celebration of "Eid Al Fitr" of our Muslim brothers, enjoy your holiday guys!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ST Website Competition


The phrase keeps going through my mind as I was going home that day. The announcement that we (our company) will be having a website competition filled me with excitement. What, exactly should I make as an entry? The first that came to mind is of course, Cebu travel, since this is the topic I'm most comfortable about. But what new stuff do I offer? Considering the extent of the niche, will I be able to tackle it? The mechanics says it must be SEO-friendly and we have to be composed of a group of 4 from various departments: a designer, a coder, a writer (that's me) and in my group's case, an analyst (good old, Kesh Parker). After looking for partners, it turned out to be a 2-member group only since most of the designers have been taken by other groups. We brainstormed for a unique niche to start with, what features to include, what will be the general approach of the site and the overall navigation as well. So, we pushed for a Cebu travel site anyway and yes, it is now in its early stages. 

I christened the site CWP (its initials), and like every competition, I'm hoping as in hope that we somehow tickle the judges' fancy and get the most votes plenty enough to have a place in the contest. This is actually the reason why I can be found tinkering with the Web late at night- researching for our new baby site. And while doing the research, I'm blogging on the side! 

Isn't it awesome? I'm giving it the run now that's 2010 is coming to an end because one of my resolutions this year was to blog as much as I can. Hope I could catch up!

Gin Blossoms Live in Cebu

Another great event worthy to watch is the Gin Blossoms concert. Come November 20 and the lights will flash bright at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino at Lahug, Cebu City. 

For those dying to witness them in action, dig in for the tickets now!

Meanwhile, delight yourself with their Hey Jelousy video courtesy of You Tube:

Lyrics and chords by
        HEY JEALOUSY - Gin Blossoms
Tabbed by: briemusic
Tuning: standard / CAPO on 2nd Fret

simple chords for beginners.

C D Em D
C D Em D

Em D C C

Tell me do you think itd be all right
If I could just crash here tonight
You can see Im in no shape for driving
And anyway Ive got no place to go

And you know it might not be that bad
You were the best Id ever had
If I hadnt blown the whole thing years ago
I might not be alone

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place...hey jealousy

And you can trust me not to think
And not to sleep around
If you dont expect too much from me
You might not be let down

Cause all I really want is to be with you
Feeling like I matter too
If I hadnt blown the whole thing years ago
I might be here with you

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place...hey jealousy

She took my heart
Theres only one thing I couldnt start

Friday, October 29, 2010

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Coming Soon!

Wow, the long wait is gonna be over as the 7th Harry Potter book(Part 1) will be released on film come November. Will it be worth it? I know, this is just one of the many questions that avid fans are anticipating to justify. I have long been a fan of this J.K. Rowling masterpiece and I have favoured, Order of the Phoenix more than the others. However, when I saw the thriller of The Deathly Hallows, the same juicy, mouth-watering excitement gripped me. There and then, I know I have to be the first to watch this movie. And yes, the HP spell that has long ago been casted into my being has came back. Whew, this feeling of excitement is somewhat making me pee!

So, watch out for a bewitchin' review , folks!

Meanwhile, delight yourself with The Deathly Hallows video.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Travelling for a Breath of Fresh Air

Feeling overworked and overstressed, I am looking forward to the break from work come December. I'll be flying away to Neverland and I'll be with my Zinkerbell, hoping never to come back to an existence of never ending pressure. I want to travel where there is no need to mind the time, no need to check the watch's second hand, no need to speed up for another task. I want to laze around a sunny beach, sip lemon juice and just read a good book(humourous) by the seashore.
I want to jog in the mornings, sleep back till noon and cook a step by step recipe for dinner. whew.. Enough of my wishful thinking. Now all I have to do is focus on my responsibilities and the day will surely wear on. And the next thing I'll know, it's the Christmas month! Yey 

Davao, here I come!

Eat, Pray, Love by E. Gilbert

owww.. The wariness I felt when I first saw this book. Actually it was a mixture of surprise, gladness and worry that enveloped me; this book was a special gift from the special-est someone of my existence thus, the mixed-up elation. Of course, I'm so happy that a gift is bestowed on me. But, a "girly" book? Well, try me, I thought. I'm actually so versatile when it comes to books and this challenge would just be a piece of.. 

SURPRISE! The first ideas are interesting enough that I keep paging till I got through paragraphs. And with honest-to-goodness humour in between, what could I ask more of a book? Well, there is of course, the plot, the twists, the language, the general appeal to different specific audiences: but I'm a non-demanding reader. I only want good ole humour from a book and when it does make me laugh, I salute the author right away. So, you want to know what's laughable in Eat, Pray, Love? Dig in! 

(This is my cool way of saying, watch out for a review, folks! wink-wink) 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Night I Passed Away

It was the night for the Vesperas of our Barrio Fiesta that I finally decided to go. I can hear the disco music loudly and I can feel that the whole barrio is buzzing with lively activities. I so long to be out there: celebrate with my friends, walk out to our plaza, play bingo and do all kinds of stuff that a free bloke is able to do. To say that I'm bored to death is an understatement. So I want to literally die to escape this cell that has taken me hostage for years now. Or, is it really years now that I haven't been able to walk outside? But I thought I saw birds flying yesterday in the corn fields...This confusion and a lot other unexplainable stuff has even strengthened my resolve to free myself. Oh, if only I could bolt out of the door and run through the wet soil in the corn fields. But how can I get past the rails guarding me? How do I make that ultimate escape? Death. Yes, by dying, I am sure to live again. 
I was tired of staring at the walls of my confinement. Day and night, I just sat and stare; still nothing changes. I stare at the wallpaint and day by day there is no change. Or perhaps it is starting to fade but I cannot tell the change at all due to the monotony of staring at it all the time.
I have long been fading away. My mother has sensed it. She checked on me last night, her face quite flushed and worry showed in her face. In fact, the visit turned out to be one of those "drama episodes". She ending up crying and I, feeling bewildered. Why would she cry over me when all I want is to see the world outside?

... to be continued...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gone Too Soon

I've strived hard to come up with a post about my recently departed brother. But I still can't write anything about him. So let me borrow from MJ to somehow, impart how I feel about Jibb's passing:

"Gone Too Soon"

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Goodbye my Dear Brother,
You have been missed,
You will be missed even more.
I love you, Badib.