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Last Day at the Office '05

Okay this is my last day at the office for this year. I'll be off to Tagaytay till the December the 31st, then off to Hong Kong on January 1st to the 6th. There will be no internet connection in Tagaytay and I probably won't be spending HK$'s to get internet access in our flat in Hong Kong. So I might post using e-mail while I'm in Tagaytay [I'm sure it will be boring as hell... it always is]. Really torn about Hong Kong though... I'm thrilled that I will be able to go gadget shopping, plan to buy a new PPC/PE [probably a Qtek 9100 or Dopod 838], of course I'd have to get a new memory card [since the new PPC/PE I'm eyeing uses miniSD], I also plan to get a new Bluetooth Dongle [v2.0 standard] since my old MSI one really needs to be replaced [it's still Bluetooth v1.0], I also plan to buy a Stereo Bluetooth Headset. Wow! That is a lot [3 out of 5 of my Wishlist] I hope my budget fits.... Shit! I just realized my shopping list is a testament to my gee…

Triple Celebration!!!

Went to AAs tonight for a Triple Celebration!
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Anna's Birthday
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Cel's Birthday
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Chups' Despedida
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A super fun gimmick [although another patron of AA's clearly drunk was fucking up the vibe a bit...]! Sadly I forgot to charge my camera... ended up with only a few pics... also had to leave early cause I've work tomorrow, sometimes I wish I weren't so uptight with work but what can you do? We ain't kids anymore and that's life I guess.

To Anna and Cel: Happy Birthday! Ang ganda ng mga buhok nyo. ish-straight na ish-straight! Mwahahahahaha! Pero bagay naman e :P

To Chups: Bon Voyage! We might not see each other before you leave so ingats and go with the Force.
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>>Link to Online Album<<

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday
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Celeste Claudine Estrella [aka NO MORE BROKEN PROMISES hahaha!]
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May the Force Be With You...

Home Alone

I've been Home Alone since yesterday am. No goof-ball burglars or anyhting like that hehehe. I must say I enjoy the peace and quiet. It does get pretty boring at times though. Good thing I installed a lot of games on my notebook. Was also able to catch up on my 'Music Reviews' and uploading stuff to my dA page. So far the only downside is in the food department. Last night I had a McDonalds Quarter Pounder meal for dinner [I was full but it wasn't satisfying at all]. Haven't eaten yet today. Still thinking of what I should eat... Pizza maybe or I could order Chinese food. Leaning more on the Chinese food though... I think I'm a 'soup' person... I love soup [my grandma tells me it's a Chinese trait, dunno what the basis for that is :P] I'll probably eat later or just pack it all in for dinner...

I figured 'my whole family [read as officemates] are off in Tagaytay', so I decided to go in for work [albeit this is the latest I've ever bee…

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday
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Anna Celdran
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May the Force Be With You...

Poker Night...

Ok since there was no place to go last night I invited some friends over for some poker. We played 2 games... Wesley and Zalveen's Dad took 1st and 2nd place in game one. For the 2nd game I took 1st and Yap 2nd. Wow I finally won in Poker... still can't believe it. Shots, Ary and V stuck around for some drinks and we chatted till around 4am. Never knew Scotch and Sprite would taste so good together [Ok Veran's mix was 1 part Scotch and around 5 parts Sprite so it tasted like juice hehe! :D I can't drink for sh*t].

Review|Ibiza Summer Party (2005)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Various Artists
Ok it's waaaaay past summer but to me music transcends 'seasons' anyway I'm not sure who did the song selection for this compilation but it's pretty good. A bit of Dance, House, Trance in there so there's something for everyone:)
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I really like old songs re-worked, sampled or re-mixed and this compilation has some of those too. Track 1 has U2's 'Pride In the Name of Love' sampled , Easy Lover is another 80's hit reworked. I also like Fuel's If You Leave Me Now [this one's originally from Toto right?]. I'm sure some of these are old songs as well maybe I just haven't heard them yet. There are also new sounding songs [hey I really can't tell anymore if they are remixes/reworks/originals] Also of note is AvB's Shivers [a song that I personally love~this one I know is new hehehe] Overall I like this album :)

Chrismas w/ ACP

Went over to Penang [Yes Penang again!] to have a few drinks and celebrate Christmas...
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[Click Image for Online Album]

Catching up...

Right... since it's been a really slow and boring day I decided to catch up on my hobbies... theme making and reviewing music.
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I finished uploading my work on deviantART [dA] so my Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Windows Smartphone and Pocket PC themes are all up there and available for download. Check out my dA page if you're interested.
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Direct Link to my deviantARTpage. You can also access it via My Links under my BLOG MENU
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I added a few more reviews of some of the albums I had in my Music library... give em a read if you're looking for new songs to add to your portable media player.
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Direct Link to my Music Reviews index. You can also access it via My Reviews under my BLOG MENU
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I really hope we have a gimmick tonight! Batong bato na ko dito sa bahay!!!
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Maybe I'll take a nap first. Laters...

Review|Hed Kandi Mix 2006 (2005)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Various Artists
If you like house music get this album! Again the folks at Kandi don't dissappoint with this 3CD compilation. I'm sure we'll be hearing more of these tracks at clubs pretty soon... I'm going to name my favourite tracks from each CD [there are too many nice tracks and I am quite tried already this is my 7th review for the day] from CD 1 [Disco Heaven] are great! However my favorite is Love Generation [Full Intention Mix] ~ I love this song! From CD2 [Twisted Disco] my fav is Avalon [F*ck Me I'm Famous Mix] and from the bonus disc [Back to Love] it's Feel Like Singin' [Def Classic Mix].

Review|Listen to Your Heart (2005)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: DHT
I've said it before and I'll say it again the 80's are coming back with a vengeance [good thing the hair and paddings haven't come back yet] but for the dance music scene I really feel that the 80's is sending shockwaves already... I mean we've seen a lot of mixes and re-mixes of old 80's tunes into floor filling, booty shaking, hands clapping dance tunes. Well DHT's album Listen to Your Heart capitalizes on this 80's craze. The single Listen to Your Heart an 80's hit from Roxette [I think] made me want to listen to the whole album and to my surprise it wasn't that bad at all. I dunno if this will be received properly though and I fear that soon it may find it's way as a mainstay on the soundtracks of flaky local noon time shows [there is a chance don't you think]. IMO apart from a few dull songs this is a pretty solid dance album.

Review|Forever Faithless (2005)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Faithless
Faithless is such a class act! I mean they've really made their mark on the Electronic-Dance scene with Insomnia and God is a DJ, but when you listen to this album you will discover that they have brilliant and I mean BRILLIANT song writting skills. Listen to this album and pay attention to the lyrics [i.e. Miss you less, See you more]. FANTASTIC!

Review|Conjure One (2002)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Conjure One
I reviewed Extra Ordinary Ways a few weeks back and well just couldn't get enough of Conjure One so I decided to get the self titled album Conjure One as well. And boy am I uber glad I did! It even comes with a bonus CD of remixes... so sulit talaga! If you don't have this album in your collection you are missing out! Nuf said!

Review|The Chill Out Project - Sisters of the Sun (2005)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Various Artists
Right moving on... here's a compilation from Anton Ramos... pretty solid selection here. I mean the first track Earthbound really sets the mood for this album... The song selection is pretty solid... put this on permanent rotation on your mediaplayer when you want to enjoy a nice novel by the poolside or at the beach waiting for the sunset [or sunrise]. Kewl!

Review|The Chill House Sessions (2005)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Various Artists
It's been a very laid back [you may even call it SLOW couple of days... yo wala bang gimmick?!] anyway chillin' at home ain't so bad if you have this album... I mean it really is relaxin' well not to the point of making you want to take a nap. I do however feel that this should be listened to at a nice little bar instead of here at home [feeling like a loser here!] yo let's go out let's not waste the break from the daily rat race.

Review|The Best of Delerium (2004)

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Delerium
I've been listening to a lot of down-tempo and ambient recently and well what would the experience be without taking note of Delerium... this super duo of Rhyss and Fulber have definitely made their mark on the Electronic Dance music scene. And I must say I really dig this album. Give this album a listen and you won't regret it.
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Tracks to watch:
Paris (feat Aude) [reminded me somewhat of Pachelbel's Canon in D]
Truly (feat Nerina Pallot) [fantastic]
Incantation (feat Kristy Thirsk)
After all (Feat. Jaël)
Run for it (Feat. Leigh Nash)
You & I (Feat. Zoe Johnston)
Silence (feat Sarah McLachlan)(Above & Beyond 21st Century Mix) [this song still appears in many a trance compilations]
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Delerium Rocks!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
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May Joy, Peace and Happiness fill your hearts... :)
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Go With the FORCE...

Veran's Birthday Bash [Updated]

Venue: Veran Residence, QC
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Had a lot of laughs at V's Birthday Bash... Took a few pics but have a very entertaining video [diba Anna?] hehehe :o) Veran pa send ng pics hehe!
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Great food, drinks over flowing, a lot of fun! Thanks V!
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[The Celebrant: Click Image for Online Album]

[More Pics! Courtesy of Veran's Camera Click Image for Online Album]

Office Christmas Party

Ok we had our annual Christmas Party at the office. The food was great [syempre my lola cooked it e!]. Made a short speech and let the 'hosts' take it away after that. It's nice to see our employees smiling and having fun and joining the games. Had to leave early though cause I wanted to get to Veran's Birthday Bash. To our employees... Let's work harder so we can play harder... :P

More Model Than Mobile

Motorola's V3 Phone [aka RAZR] which came out in silver, then in black, then in pink and now... GOLD! Yup DOLCE & GABBANA in cooperation with handset giant Motorola is making only 1000 units of this elite mobile. It is tagged as the V3i Dolce & Gabbbana Limited Edition, so how does this compare to the normal RAZR? Well obviously it is in gold [they are calling it Liquid Gold; but hey I can call black as Pubic hair black can't I?]. It comes with custom D&G Background and Screensaver, Custom Startup and Shutdown tunes. A special Polytone [What the F*ck haven't they heard of MP3 tones? For Pete's sake it's almost 2006 already!]. And a Video Clip of D&G's 20 year history. It also features a personal serial number engraved on the mobile... and the only way to get this exclusive mobile is by booking it [that means you have to reserve it]. Is this all? Well of course not! The lads at Motorola beefed up the specifications of their ultra slim wonder... i…

Review|pRSSreader v1.2

[pRSSreader v1.02: Freeware RSS Reader!]

Category: Software - RSS Reader
Platform/OS: Windows Mobile Pocket PC/WM2003SE
Cost: Freeware
Author: David Andrš
Website:http://pda.jasnapaka.com/
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RSS [Real Simple Syndication] has been really big! Well if you're a geek like me you like to be 'In the Know'... RSS gives us information at the tip of our fingers [or in this case stylus]. For more info on RSS click here.
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I discovered pRSSreader while browsing SBSH.net's PocketBreeze Forum I was looking at different RSS readers for my PocketPC and have been looking to purchase a particular kind when someone posted about pRSSreader... so I decided to take a look. Good thing I did...
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The Low Down...
This application is really small! [Looking at the folder under \Program Files\pRSSreader\ it shows 270kb] the application has the ability to cache files elsewhere [i.e. your \Storage Card] therefore you won't loose valuable RAM ;-)

[cache feeds to your Storage Card]
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It features a neat Sit…

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday:
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Raymond Veran
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May the Force Be With You...

Conspiracy Theory|The Chappelle Theory

[Tyrone Biggums, Crack Addict: One of Chappelle's many characters]
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Happened by this website tonight... a very interesting [albeit long read].
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Basically it is a conspiracy theory about Dave Chappelle's fall from grace. Here's an excerpt from the site.

"This account of Dave Chappelle's fall from grace has been pieced together by me, a retired public relations executive who wishes to remain anonymous. my contacts, many of whom were closely related to the individuals involved, enabled me to fairly accurately recount the events that took place. You can take this for what you wish, but it is the truth — the abhorrent byproduct of the industry I used to hold to such a high esteem.I have written this account without the need for embellishments or exaggerations for the truth is appalling enough. Let this site serve as a drawn curtain to the entertainment industry which is blindly adored by the entire world."
The 'Black Crusaders' which are creditted with Dav…

Where is that Christmas Feeling?!

Hmm... just a few days to go before Christmas... but I don't feel it. Maybe it's because I'm thinking of so many things... I haven't done any shopping this year maybe I'll get presents after Christmas to avoid the crowds. Maybe I'll buy stuff when I'm in HK this January... Who am I kidding I always buy stuff in HK, come to think of it I tend to do most my shopping when I'm there. I rarely buy anything here in Manila. Anyway I better get some shut eye... long day tomorrow and a lot of work to be done!

My Pocket PC has been Invaded!

Been fiddling with my today screen the whole day yesterday, trying my hand on skinning PocketBreeze.
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Invader PPC
+PocketBreeze Skin
+ContactBreeze Skin
+PocketRSS Skin [for PB]
+Today Theme [with Landscape Mode]
+psShutxp skin
+Resco Today Plug-in 'Compact' skin tweaked to match
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I started to make a Wisbar Adv 2 skin for this but stopped because WBA2 locked up my device... I purchased WBA2 a long time ago and it doesn't really stay installed in my device for very long.
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Some screenshots:

[Today Screen and PB Skin]

[Start Menu]

[psShutxp Screen]

Mobile Blogging

Was over at the Windows Mobile website and there was a tip there about mobile blogging.
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Well the MMS route did not work... probable cause for failure is Globe's MMS service doesn't send to email addresses.
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I did try sending an email to my mail-to-blogger address and that worked! Well since my PocketPC supports POP3 and Google Mail works with it I guess I could post via my email.
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Pretty neat!

[Update: Ok posting via email on my Pocket PC works [for text anyway]. Images were not posted though... Hmmm well I guess this would have to do.

Review|King Kong (2005)

Category: Movies
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Peter Jackson's Interpretation of King Kong
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This movie is too friggin' long IMO. To me there were a lot of unnecessary scenes that we [the audience] could have done without. I can't help but feel that PJ was still in his LotR mode [each movie in the LotR trilogy were notoriously long as well]. Either that or he was pushing his effects team to new limits and showcasing what they could do. Mind you the effects on this movie were top notch and I'm not taking anything away from them. My impression of this adaptation of King Kong was that PJ wanted the audience to empathize with the beast and not fear it. This couldn't have been done any better and by the end of the movie you would almost be rooting for the big ape [well I was] but we all know how the story goes and this movie is no different [thank the maker!]. What I didn't like about the film was the excessive scenes in SKULL ISLAND. I would have appreciated it more if these…

For Sale|iBass iPOD Speakers

[iBass iPOD Speakers]

[iBass iPOD Speakers icludes remote control; iPOD mini not included]

Item Description:
Model No.: IP200

Play your tunes out loud!!!
This speaker lets you play and charge your iPod at the same time. You can relax while you listen to your MP3s with the included remote control. The auto standby feature consumes less power. It is compatible with both your iPod, iPod nano and iPod mini. The auxiliary audio input allows you to use the speaker with any MP3, CD or cassette player.
Charge and play your iPodRemote control includedAuto standby saves powerFits iPod, iPod mini and iPod nanoAuxiliary audio input [connect your CD player, MP3 player, PDA, Desktop or Notebook PC]
Output: 15W x 2 [BETTER THAN Altec Lansing IM3's 2W x 2 output]
Consumption: 40W100~240V
Dimensions (WxLxH): 145 X 310 X 118 mm
Weight net: 750 gramsPackage Contents:
iBASS iPOD SpeakersAdapters for different iPODsRemote ControlManualAC AdapterCable mini-jack 3.5mm Pricing and Availability:
In Stock NowPhp…

Mojix's Birthday Bash

Location: Mojica Manor
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Wooohooo Happy Birthday Mojix!!! Had a lot of fun tonight at Moj's Birthday Bash! Drinks, Good Eats, and Good Friends... Played some poker [2nd place finish again... oh well]. The girls played poker too I think they enjoyed it as well. Now you girls know why we play :o)
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[Sausage Fest! Click Image for Online Album]

Hanging Out With Lo...

Lo and his wife Coleen are here on holidays. They've been staying in Chicago. Met up with Lo and a couple of high school buddies at Cafe Ysabe. Had some Earl Grey the rest had coffee or beers. It was nice to see everyone again and to share some stories as well. Pity I forgot my camera... oh well I'll bring it the next time we go out.

Chrismast Wishlist '05

Hmmm... Christmas is fast approaching. What would you like Santa to place in your stocking?
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Here's my wishlist [I also accept cash in the following currencies USD, PHP and HKD hehehe make sure it's enough to buy the item and ship it here hehehe :D]
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1. Qtek 9100 GSM/GPRS Pocket PC Phone
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2. Bluetake i-PHONO mini BT450Rx Bluetooth Stereo Headset
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3. Scott e-VEST v4.0 Black
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4. Star Wars Exclusive 12" Darth Vader Statue
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5. Linksys WRT54GC Compact Wireless Router

My Today Screen

Here's what I have on my today screen :)
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TikiBEAN [PB Skin + Today Theme by me, icons from Gedeon of iconfactory]
I have all tabs active in PB and have ContactBreeze, PocketWeather and PocketRSS [demo, still thinking if I should get this app] as extra tabs.
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I've uninstalled SPB PocketPlus for the mean time. I've replaced it with 2 apps [DinarSoft HandyLauncher and HandySwitcher] and a plug-in [Resco Explorer 5.31 has a free today plug-in].
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I'm seeing a boost in speed [boot time after soft reset] I wonder if I will keep this config?
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[Landscape Mode: Want a sip?]

[Portrait Mode: with vertical PB tabs]

Review|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Category: Movies
Genre: Fantasy
This movie is the 4th Movie in the Harry Potter series
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Can't beleive that it took me so long to watch this movie. I liked it. Although I did feel that the movie sort of chopped off a lot from the novel [Potter-heads chime in as I am not so sure], just can't put my 'wand' on it. Among the 4 movies so far... I like this the most yes it has the same class of effects [brilliant is an apt word] but I feel that this one really shows how the characters have grown and continue to grow thru the story line.
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One thing that bugged me since the 3rd installment of the series [Prisoner of Azkaban] is that the actors/actresses don't look their age [they should be what 10 or 12...?] but it beats having a whole new set of actors/actresses to do the each movie.

Essential Pocket PC Applications [Updated]

[Originally posted: December 9, 2005] I've just re-built BeanJAM [i-mate JAM Pocket PC Phone Ed]. No particular reason just wanted a nice clean device to play with. Here is a list of what I've installed this time, these for me are essential applications that I use, I will post on the games I install in a separate post :o)

Main Memory:
Resco Explorer 2005 v5.31 [File Manager]
+Resco Registry Add-in [Registry Editor]
+Resco FTP Add-in [FTP for PPC]
Resco Website
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SBSH.net PocketBreeze v5.0.01 [PIM Extension for Today Screen]
SBSH.net ContactBreeze v1.2 [Contacts Extension for PB]
SBSH.net PocketWeather v1.2.2 [Weather Application]
SBSH Website
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Spb PocketPlus v3.0.4 [Today Plug-in, Task Manager, and Various Tweaks]
Spb Software Website
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TCPMP v0.66 [Alternative Media Player][*]
TCPMP Website
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Christoph's deltaLock v0.05 [Screen/KeyLock Utility][*]
Christoph's Website
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WEIS Soft Fast CleanUp [Clears Temp IE Files & Temp files][*]
Can't find the website!!! Try Google!
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Tweaks2…

Saturday Night Out

Went out with the gang and had a lot of fun at Tiananmen Bar, Pasig.
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[Click Image for Online Album]

Friday Night Out...

Chillaxed lang dinner at Chilli's... X-mas party with highschool friends... Poker at Fong's!
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[Moj Raking It In!!!]
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[X-mas Party Pics]
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Click Images for Online Albums... :o)

The 4400

Been marathon-ing the first season of The 4400 [official site] so far I'm liking it! It's about a group of people abducted from different times and places and sent back all together one day... some of them have been changed. Really kewl!!! Pity the DVD I borrowed was not very clear [not HDTV rips I guess]. My mistake this DVD includes the second season!!! Woot! Woot! :o)

Sick Bean... Again?!

Right I'm sick again damn... I think I caught something from my sis. I really think this one is viral took me down in a day... of course my sleeping late, smoking did not help fight off these bastards [I think they've multiplied by now ey!?]. Anyway this time it's really bad :( I've decided to take medication and of course asked advise from Doc Elars.
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In a nutshell:
Stop Smoking [Change of Lifestyle daw... Wow una pa talaga yun e noh!] Doc haven't smoked a single cigarette for today... Yet! Really hope I can make it thru the day without having to light up. Fluimucil 600mg in half a glass of water... what it does daw is dissolve the mucus or phlegm you drink it once or twice daily.Zithromax 500mg... taken an hour before a meal... 1 tab per day for 3 days. Right... As I haven't been to the pharmacy except maybe to buy that odd inhaler for my stuffy nose; for quite a while I did not know what to expect well I always hear people lamenting about how the price of m…

SOTFCA

Tiu and Cams Fans Club
Office of the President [uhm... ako yun!]
Thursday, December 8th, 2005

State of the Fans Club Address [SotFCA]

Hello members. Good day to you all... To mark the 1st month of my presidency I have made this SotFCA... Sadly wala tayong memberlist or monthly dues [para may kita naman ng konti hehehe]?
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Under my administration we have seen a blossoming of this relationship.
Their detractors and nay sayers [if any] have been silenced by the plethora of evidence of their true love.
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Hundreds of Pics taken by our press core [ako din yun], sms sent and received, phone calls logged both mobile and landline. Hours spent together far out number hours spent appart.
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Our expedition to La Union was a complete success. We have video footage to support this claim.
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Congratulations are in order for Tiu and Cams on your 1st monthsary. Yihee!
What started as a friendship is now a happy relationship...
As with all relationships there will be ups and downs but I'm sure the two of you ca…

Happy Monthsary!!!

Happy Monthsary!!! [Malapit na ang Anniv!!! Woot! Woot!]
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Moj & Bel
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May the Force Be With You...

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!!!
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Richard Benjamin B. Mojica [aka Mojix]
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May the Force Be With You... Brotha!!! Woooh!!!

We went to Jack's Loft to greet Mojix the moment the clock struck 12... Took a couple of pics.

[Click Image for Online Album]

Bigfish pts.Back to Basics ft. DJ John Kelly

::::::::: DJ John Kelly - "Back to Basics" :::::::::
December 10 @ Embassy Superclub, The Fort | 9pm Till Late
DoorCharge: Php500 | Pre-Selling: Php400
More info at bigfish website


For Sale | Vegas Style Poker Chips Set [500 pcs]

Improve your Poker skills with your very own set ofVegas Style Poker Chips. You and your buddies can now play anytime and anywhere with this fantastic set of 500 chips. You've seen what they're selling in the hobby shops [300 pcs of plain chips go for more than PhP 3,000... what a rip-off!] we're offering the 500 pcs of the same quality for only PhP 3,000 [plain chips]. However if you really want to get that Vegas feel then I recommend you get our printed poker chips. These beautiful chips come in 1s, 5s, 25s, 50s, 100s Dollar denominations. I tell yeah it feels great to go ALL IN with these chips! Buy your set today and Shuffle Up and Deal!
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We are selling the Plain and Printed 500 pcs sets [300 pcs just won't do!] includes the following:
500 pcs. Vegas Style Poker Chips @ 11.5 grams2 Decks of Playing Cards5 pcs. Dice1 pc DEALER button1 Aluminum Flight Case
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Plain Chips ~ Fantastic Deal!

[Here is what the Plain Chips Set looks like, PhP 3,000 for 500 pcs]


[Plain chips: c…