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Happy New Year

Happy New Year Beanster Blog readers have a good one! Be happy and be safe. Celebrate with the FORCE!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Saul Py
Dar Chua
Mike Go
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Tortured Soul @ Embassy Superclub

28-Dec-07
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House of Soul presents...
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Tortured Soul LIVE @ Embassy Superclub!
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http://www.myspace.com/torturedsoul
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See ya there...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Merry Christmas

To everyone who drops by and reads my blog Merry Christmas. Hope everyone has a good one...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

STAR WARS Yahoo WEB Messenger

Star Wars Web Messenger!!! Messaging with the FORCE!!! This is so cool! http://starwars.webmessenger.yahoo.com/

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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William Enrile
William Castro
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

2007 Tone of the Day - In Da HOUSE w/ bnycastro

THIS IS A RELEASE ARCHIVE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD FROM THE LINKS PROVIDED SO I CAN KEEP TRACK OF MY DISTRIBUTION THANKS :D
Welcome to TOD [Tone of the Day] Wednesday.
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In Da House with BNYCASTRO
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House Music inspired RT uploaded weekly [I hope].
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As the House Heads say: 'IN HOUSE WE TRUST'
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In Da House is hosted by bnycastro he likes STAR WARS, Dimsum, Trance Music, Windows Mobile Devices, Technology and enjoys Blogging and Surfing the WWW. He resides in Manila, Philippines [GMT +8]. He is currently using an HTC TyTN II as his primary mobile
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Releases [Chronological]:
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October 2007
03-Oct-07: Kwamey & Franky Boissy - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
10-Oct-07: Bob Sinclar - Shining From Heaven
17-Oct-07: Miguel Migs - So Far
24-Oct-07: Chris Lake - Changes (Dirty South vs George B Rework)
31-Oct-07: Conjure One feat Tiff Lacey - Face The Music (Kaskade Mix)
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November 2007
07-Nov-07: Jean Claude Ades - Fly Away (Main Mix)
14-Nov-07: Bonnie Bailey - I Know You're There
21-Nov-07: Bob S…

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Coleen Chan-Cua
Erin Jarmin
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Juan Carlos Uy
Patrick Py
Patricia Py
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Darkness

Darkness by VBC -- darkness upon me even the wind blows softly darkness leave me be --
It's been years since I've written poetry. I'm not even sure if this is proper haiku format. The last time I wrote was in high school (10 years ago!) I felt absolutely nerdy when 2 or 3 of my poems were featured and I was invited to poetry reading night. At that time I was struggling with adolescent problems, writing seemed to help a bit. Hoping that it will help me now as an adult, with adult sized problems...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Richard Benjamin B. Mojica (aka Nature Boy)
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The FORCE Is With You... Woooooh!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Savory Fried Chicken

Someone ratted me out to my Guama that I skipped breakfast and lunch today. So when I got home she told me to eat. I got some rice and spicy pork and ate. She then took out a 1/2 Savory Fried Chicken, not a surprise the chicken is no more. Very sneaky of her... But who's complaining?
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always..

Feeling BAT-ty

A good while back I posted about OABs [Orientation Aware Backgrounds] and I completely forgot about them when I got my Treo 750v which you really didn't need to switch orientations with. Anyway now that I have a TyTN II, I can use OABs again and since I'm working on The Batman [got the license to manufacture and sell footwear for both Animated and Comics properties]. I decided to go with the animated series batman with this one :P
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[Portrait]

[Start Menu]

[In Landscape Mode]

McDo Pigout v2

Skipped lunch to sleep so I ordered some food:
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Big Mac Meal Upsized sans Mayo
6pcs Chicken Nuggets + BBQ sauce
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Eto ang late lunch...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Just Plain Tired...

Been working on my submissions for my new project for the past 6 hours... My head feels like it's going to split open and my eyes are burning... I hope they pass though so I won't have to edit and resubmit again...

Anger Leads to Hate, Hate Leads to Suffering

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” - Yoda, Jedi Master
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The DARK SIDE is seducing me again...
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Re-reading the Jedi Code, I know that I shouldn't be giving in to anger and hate, maybe I just need time to clear my head. To center myself and look past my anger and hate... I do wonder how I am supposed to accomplish this... I can't just pack my bags and go on a hiatus or vacation. I think I really need one though.
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My worst fear is that I give in to my anger, and do or say something that I might regret.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Johnsy Reyes
Mike Ledesma
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Early Bean, Get's the Coffee

Here at my usual haunt caffeining up for Geek Guard.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Trance Thursdays

Listening to some Kyau & Albert whilst enjoying my java. The sun is out but the weather is cool at the moment. Very nice.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Curfew Backlash

The mall isn't even open yet and people are already milling about here at GSC. Police visibility + K9 units are everywhere. I'm uncertain if this makes me feel much more secure or not the popo's in the Philippines are NO WHERE near as professional as other law and order units in the rest of the world.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Jorell Millonado
Annlee Tan
Caryll Martinez
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Curfew is in Effect

After this afternoon's stand off between a rogue Senator (ex-military who led the Oakwood mutiny) and General in Makati City. A curfew between 12 midnight to 5 am is now in effect for Metro Manila and northern and southern Luzon. If you must be out be sure you have proper identification with you. Be safe everyone. The thing that boggles my mind is how the hell a officer with a court martial on his head wins in or can even run as a Senator.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Yep! I'm This BORED!!!

I google'd and made contacts of the more common resto's/food delivery services. I was able to get images for most but not all of them.

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No More Super Breakfasts @ Jollibee

I'm sad to report that Super Breakfasts are no more.
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So I went with my usual 2 pcs Chicken Joy and Palabok combo...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Absolut Disco

Cool packaging...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

STAR WARS Mimobot Series 2 NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER

Series 2 of mimoco's STAR WARS® mimobot's are now available for pre-order... I've pre-ordered mine and you should do the same before they're sold out! -- STAR WARS® mimobots by mimoco

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Laurice Escolar
Vicente Firmalo
Floriza Ledesma
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

HTC TyTN II HSDPA Speed Tests

Mobile: HTC TyTN II
Service: SMART Telecom
Location: Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan MM
Test Site: BBR.com Mobile Speed Test 1Mb Download
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[Test 1]

[Test 2]

[Test 3]

Warrior is Back

Warrior Mab'n is back in Manila... We're off to Tagaytay this afternoon... Yeah!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Rude Awakening

Ok Thursday night I go home early to get some rest... Friday I end up waking up late and am über late for work. Friday night, I don't go out an sleep really early woke up around 8:30 and planned to have a cup of joe at Starbucks to really wake me up. As I was going down the stairs I slipped hit my head on the hand rail... Quite painful but I'll live. Are our steps just plain slippery? Am I just too clumsy (nb: I was walking slow and holding the hand rail)? Are the gimmick gods punishing me or sending me a sign? One thing's for sure: I won't be needing that cup of coffee after all.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Wesley Chan
Jenny Valdes-Callejas
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Review|PDair HTC 3-in-1 USB Adaptor

[The packaging isn't as impressive as the case]

[mini USB/3.5mm audio jack/HTC ExtUSB headset jack]

[Ext USB]
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I got this accessory just in case I wanted to share my music with others via the 3.5mm jack, I don't use the ExtUSB earphones because I have my Moto HT820. One problem I saw was that if you have the Adaptor inserted it makes the device think that a headset is inserted so audio is routed to the ports instead of the speakers. Would have been nice if this only happened when the port is occupied.
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Pros:
3 ports :D
Cons:
Makes the device think it has a headset inserted.

Review|PDair HTC TyTN II / P4550 Black Aluminum Case

When I got home from work I saw a Parcel Claim Stub with my name on it. So I swung by the San Juan Post Office to get my parcel.
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There are 3 items in my parcel here is the first one PDair Aluminum Case for HTC P4550/HTC TyTN II (Black) the other item is an HTC 3-in-1 USB Adaptor which I will show you later, the last is a free key chain [my 2nd in fact]. Let's get to it then...
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[PDair has decided to package the case in a nice black box with silver branding very nice]

[In the box we see the case and the optional belt clip ~ I don't trust belt clips so this will be the last that we'll see of that, the case is lined with neoprene inside]

[The TyTN II fits nicely into the case the cutouts for all controls, ports and camera]

[The rear of the case]

[cutouts for the stylus, camera button and power button]

[cutouts for the ok button, scroll wheel, and voice command button]

[case open screen tilted - as you can see the flap doesn't lie perpendicular to the surface time will tell how…

Happy Birthday

November 18, 2007
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Happy Birthday
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Jarvey Belo
Glecy Cuaso Delgallego
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

BIR: Bureau of Internal Rackets

Was at the RDO (Revenue District Office) this afternoon. They wouldn't receive our small corporation's 1702Q. The lady said we had to pay MCIT (Minimum Corporate Income Tax), she even whipped out the resolution for it. So I browsed it and under the very 1st section it clearly states that MCIT is applied to corporations after their 4th year of operation (this is only our 2nd year). I pointed this out to her but she tried to overwhelm me with sub points and what not. Basically she was trying to hustle me. To show the bitch she couldn't hoodwink me. I turned the implementing rules and regulations to the 1st page and used English to overwhelm her. I reckoned these hacks in our BIR weren't to adept in Uncle Sam's tongue so I had the upper hand or lip? Anyway she ended up passing me off to her boss. When I entered the office I immediately used the same strategy and after making me wait 15 minutes they finally caved and received my 1702Q. Up yours BIR and Mabuhay and Repu…

Chan Ang Engagement

17-Nov-07 @ Summer Palace
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Congratulations Chinang and Arlyn. Salamat sa pagkain!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

McDo Pig Out...

Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Large Fries
10pcs Chicken Nuggets
Large Regular Coke
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

EQ in South America

Pocketweather just alerted me of a strong EQ in South America. I hope damage and especially lost of lives are at a minimum.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Destiny Cable Internet sucks

True story: Destiny Cables sucks more than ever. We have über long outages, but since were moving soon we aren't changing providers anymore
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Jean Claude Ades LIVE in Manila

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When: 16-Nov-07, Friday 10pm
Where: Embassy Superclub, The FORT
What: JCA Live
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Door Charge PhP 600.00 with 3 free drinks [San Mig Light or Tequila]
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Free Ringtone: Jean Claude Ades - Fly Away [hosted on mobile9]

Breakfast of Champions

The maid woke me up too early. So I'm here at Starbucks having my usual early morning cigarette, black coffee but this time I spiked it with a little cognac for the aroma. Not entirely that bad but I am getting a bit warm in the face I might have been to liberal with the cognac.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always..

2007-Nov CCRP Summary [and finished...]

November 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
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Disastrous... This is at 6 days into the month and I am already over my allowed cigs by 78 sticks or close to 4 cartons! If you read the October report preceeding this one then you know what I'm upto next. I'll still be keeping track of my consumption for reference. But this will be the last CCRP report.

2007-Oct CCRP Summary

October 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
-- Total failure... October is the start of the 2nd phase of my CCRP, which according to Smoke Free Bny: Definitions, Regulations and Sanctions should be at 25% reduction rate. From the data I'm still a little under 50% [almost same consumption as September]. Looking at my November listing [on my PocketPC] I'm already over the limit and it's barely a week into the month and I'm already over my limit. So basically I screwed up October and November [already!], honestly I think I bit off more than I could chew. I'm not making any excuses so the sanctions still apply: no STAR WARS STUFF and no TECH STUFF for November thru December [Shitballs!].

Since Phase 2 isn't working, I've decided to stop the CCRP and will try to go COLD TURKEY. Everyone says it's the most effective method and I think it's high time I give it a shot. Now when I will do that I don&#…

@ Highlands

Chillin' at Tagaytay Highlands...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Review|Firelake Gril, Tagaytay City

Ambience was great. Service was upto par. Serving size is so so. Taste good but not great. Prices too steep. Pictured above is the Certified Angus Beef steak.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Loving My TyTN II

Been using the TyTN II exclusively for almost 2 weeks now. And I must say that I'm loving the device for a guy who always gets lost the built in GPS is a God send. I am pretty pissed that there aren't a lot case choices available yet. I really want to get an aluminum case to protect my device.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

This is Going to Be a Long Day...

Slept at around 12 - 12:30 last night woke up at 5AM to drive my dad to the airport and went straight to the office got here a 10 to 7 and had to wait 15 minutes since the guy that opened the 4th floor offices comes it around 7. So I have the office all to myself for now. Better get working on some stuff.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Kent Kho
Jerome Wi
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...



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Waiting for the Supplier

Sudden change of plans we're adding 2 more factories to visit. I do hope we grab some lunch 1st we weren't able to eat breakfast on account that we didn't wake up for the comp breakfast.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

8 Course Dinner

Appetizer/s: Thinly Sliced Beef & Pickled Cucumber
1st Course: Steak in Pepper Sauce
2nd Course: Jumbo Prawns
3rd Course: Braised Sea Urchin and Duck's Feet
4th Course: Fish with Orange Sauce
5th Course: Braised Tofu with Meatball
6th Course: Abalone and Noodles
7th Course: Pork Rib and Seafood Soup
8th Course: Steamed Crab
Dessert: Tapioca in Coconut Milk / Fresh Fruits
Drinks: Peanut infused Tea, Ginger infused Tea, Pepsi and Martell Brandy.
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Tiu & Doc Elars dapat andito kayo... Wala na ako sa form kumain.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Chinese Drinking Game Coming Soon to Manila...

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

We Are Not Cannibals

Always amused at the spelling mistakes when I'm here in China. This one isn't as hillarious though. What if they really do serve beancurd with bums?
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

South Eastern Feast

[Malaysian Style Beef Curry pictured above]
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My bro took better quality snaps with his DSC. We had the following for dinner at the Quanzhou Hotel's Thai Resto: Chicken Indian Green Curry, Lamb Satay, Beef Curry Malaysian Style, Tom Yang Soup, Stir fried Spinach, Butter and Durian Roti, White Rice and Ice cold Coke to wash it all down. Tahlap!!! We're going to Jin Jiang tomorrow to another factory and hosts. Tomorrow we'll probably be eating Chinese food... Yeah! I think I'll gain a couple of pounds once this short trip is over.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Forgot the Pic

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Back in the Motherland...

Delayed Posts
22-Oct-07
11:45am
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Back in Xiamen, China we had to wait for a few minutes before our trader cum guide arrived they unfortunately had a flat on the way to fetch us at the airport. My mandarin isn't all that sharp I'll be the first to admit that. But from their conversation I've gathered that we're racing off to a factory before they go for lunch break to get something. Also the driver isn't so familiar with the destination so we're semi lost. Our guide has informed us that we'll be staying in Xiamen for the rest of the day because she has some business to finish here. We don't usually stay in Xiamen but go to nearby Quanzhou (1 to 1.5 hours by car). I wonder were we'll have lunch at. The factories will be on break from now to about 1 or 2 pm. Ok, we're having lunch here at 'My Best' a steak place they while driving. I ordered Steak and Foiegras since this trader is über cheap I'm going to hit em back by ordering the most …

Coffee Break...

Here at the tinder box where you can smoke and have a cup of joe. An hour and twenty to go before our flight. Will probably board after my coffee. I was looking over my October cigarette consumption and I'm already over I think 25% reduction is a bit more than I can do at the moment. I might try going cold turkey. Was talking to a friend and he's been smoke free for 90 days already.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Off to China

Off to China for a couple of days... We're on the 9 am flight to Xiamen but since my mom is going to Guangzhou on a 6 am flight so were going to the airport at the same time. So we've to wake up at 4:30 am. Hanging around the airport isn't all that bad. Sanay tayo sa tambay bulukan.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

I'm Going To Be A Godfather...

No I'm not taking over a mafia family. My good friends Ken and Cara have honoured me by choosing me to beone of the god parents of their beautiful baby daughter Aniela, born exactly on their 1st anniversary (this has Whyish timing written all over it)... Just came from the hospital and saw the baby, Car and Ken. The Whyish Family! Congratulations and May the FORCE Be With You... Always.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Review|HTC TyTN II

[HTC TyTN II itching to get out]

[Fresh out of the box]
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The HTC TyTN II [internal code: HTC KAISER] is the succesor to the popular HTC TyTN [internal code: HTC HERMES] series Asian readers will know this as the dopod 838pro. Since HTC bought out all it's Asian subsidiaries HTC will be the branding for all devices from the Taiwanese Windows Mobile behemoth. Having previously owned a TyTN I was hesitant to return to the slider form factor after nearly 10 months with my QWERTY bar palm Treo 750v. But the lure of beefed up specs was too great for me to ignore and so we begin our journey with the TyTN mark II. Buckle up.
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Specifications:
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Cellular Radio: Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) + Tri-band UMTS w/ HSDPA (850/1900/2100) ~ UMTS = 384kbps UL/DL and HSDPA = 384kbps UL/3.6Mbps DL A-GPS [Assisted GPS]
Processor: Qualcomm® MSM 7200 400Mhz
RAM: 128Mb
ROM: 256Mb
Display: 2.8 in Touchscreen 65K Colour @ 240x320 (qVGA)
adjustable angle [Tilting function]
WiFi: 802.11b and 802.11g
Bluet…