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Going For It...

Ok kiddies! September is coming to a close. My CCRP's 1st Quarter will soon be over. September summary to follow on October 1. Anyway for the next leg of my program I'm aiming for a 25% reduction on my smoking. This promises to be double tough cause I've been barely making it at the 50% bar for the past 3 months. FORCE guide me.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Wala Sa Ayos!!!

Punyeta! Can I just say minsan konting sensitivity naman... Just saw an old gay dude in cycling shorts brisk walking at GSC. Ok mag exercise good for the body pero please lang mag shorts ka ng matino. Di ka naman naka bicycle bat ka naka cycling shorts. Wala ka sa ayos!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947 Limited Edition

VERTU & Ferrari have teamed up to release 60 units of the limited edition mobile to celebrate Ferrari's 60th year anniversary. Expect this to cost an arm, a leg or maybe a kidney.
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Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947 Limited Edition

Go La Salle

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

LEGO Ultimate Edition Falcon

I want this one!!! [Thanks Jek for the E-mail], Santa are you listening? Subscribe to my blog on your RSS reader please!!! I've been a good boy, yes I have!

Astromech Pepper Mill

Saw this @ GIZMODO thanks Ven
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Now this would make every meal strong in both taste and the FORCE!

Review|Malcolm's Wagyu Striploin

Went back to Malcolm's this time to try the Striploin. I'd say it was a very heavy meal. I got a free cup of soup which was too salty for my liking. For the steak I had it prep'd medium rare. For sides I chose the spinach and mashed potatoes. I opted for the herb butter and gravy. The potatoes were to runny for my liking. I liked the spinach. Now for the meat... I would have thought that it would've have been softer but maybe that would have to be the ribeye. Anyway it was still very tasty and filling. Would I go back for it? No! I'm coming back for the ribeye next hahaha.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

The Double Standard

***WARNING: THIS IS A RANT POST PARENT BASHING INCLUDED***
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Ok I wasn't really able to get enough sleep mainly because of my recurring rooster problems. Ok that's fine. The roosters are there and there ain't anything that can be done about them. We're moving soon anyways.
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Finished getting ready for work and came down at 8am. Only to find out my parents went ahead and left my shobe and me with no car. So we were forced to commute to work. Taxi from the house to the office 135PhP. Which brings me to my point... the DOUBLE STANDARD.
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I mean WHAT THE F? We hear all this crap that times are bad and there's a lot of crazy shit happening like kidnappings, rape, robbery, murder etc. and that we shouldn't go out as much because of this. I'm a logical person [most of the times] and this crapass reasoning just doesn't hold well with me. To me it's like: Don't go out because there's some crazy shit going on, but do commute to work. One more time with f…

Bored

Bored out of my senses here at home. I think I'll go out this afternoon and walk around the mall or something... maybe catch a movie? Thinking of catching Shoot Em Up [Clive Owen] my friend says it's quite entertaining, shallow but entertaining nonetheless.

Comfort Food

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河

May the FORCE Be With You...
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In Recovery

I wasn't feeling to great as the day winded down yesterday. I drank some meds and decided to turn in early last night. I was waking up every 4 hours or so (12, 4, 8). I was having trouble getting back to sleep each time I woke up and so I wasn't resting in an ideal fashion. I'm on geek guard today so I can take it easy and relax for a bit. Having coffee before I get down to kiosk business. I hope I feel better for the weekend.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always..

Quotable Quotes

These will probably be a recurring or growing post. I'll add to it when I hear more stuff...
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The Emperor wants to control outer space, Yoda wants to explore inner space. That's the fundamental difference between the good and the bad side of the FORCE. - Moff, Human Traffic

The FORCE Will Be With You Always... - Obi-wan Kenobi, Star Wars IV: A New Hope

"Ang pogi o maganda nalalaos, ang cute forever" - danny
(The handsome or beautiful will fade, but cute is forever)

"Ang yaman na uubos ang yabang hindi" - bigs
(Riches will be used up, but arrogance won't)

"A hungry man is an angry man" - elars

"Hassle sa Muscle" - venice

"Kung gagawa ka na ng mali, gawin mo na ng tama" - jorell
(If you're going to do something wrong, do it right)
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If you have a Quotable Quote send it over and I might include it!

palm Treo 500v so what!!!

palm has just announced the palm Treo 500v [for vodafone] in Europe. Codenamed the HTC Gandalf [Where's Frodo? hahahah] this time palm is going Windows Mobile Standard, this will be the first Treo with out a touchscreen. Specs are unimpressive to say the least.
Windows Mobile 6 Standard
3G data speeds on either GSM or UMTS (no HSDPA?)
A 320x240 non-touchscreen display
QWERTY Keyboard
150mb of available user storage
microSD for expansion
2 megapixel camera
Bluetooth 2.0 with support for Bluetooth stereo
4.5 hours talk time, 10 days standby

Why I'm not getting one [unless it's free hehe].
1. Windows Mobile Standard is not for me. Yep although I've owned WM Smartphones before. I always go back to full PocketPC Phone Edition which is now called Windows Mobile Professional. I just have more apps and experience with it. So I'm not in any rush to jump ship.
2. No HSDPA - this is really odd since the device will be launching in UMTS rich Europe. Maybe to lower the price and make it mo…

Addicted to Facebook

Really enjoying facebook and am glad more people are joining in. I'd describe it as friendster and multiply combined then doesed with anabolic steroids [much like the baseball players hehehe]. I just love the apps that people make for facebook. Makes playing with it really fun and a bit more interesting.
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You can add me up: bnycastro

Get Well Soon Grandma

My Guama (Grandma on the Mother's side) is in hospital because of a high fever (39°C to 40°C) brought about by a Gastro Intestinal Virus. Get well soon Lola Guia. Thanks to Doc Elars for the advise.

Cardinal Santos Medical Center looks old and poorly maintained it's getting a much needed renovation. Atleast my grandma's room looked relatively new, was well lit and clean. It's very near the house only 5-10 minutes (sans traffic) and that's a definite plus.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Gloomsville

The weather is more suited for sleeping than working. Yawn...

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Waiting for My Next Mobile

I'm waiting for my next mobile. Looking at HTC's TyTN II or maybe the new iPAQ line. I'd definitely want a QWERTY bar PocketPC phone but am not sure if the new iPAQs are any good. Maybe I should wait for real world reviews. They look damn hot on the spec sheets though.

Lazy Sunday

Finally found time to get a replacement for my busted up Treo sync cable. I got an original sync and charge cable which does double duty and seems sturdier than the travel (sync only) cable which incidentally is the same variety as the one in the 750's sales package. Now having iced coffee instead of my usual hot black cause it's searing hot.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Friday Coffee Time...

Almost a ritual... Having my coffee before heading to V-mall to check up on the kiosk.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Which Country Are You?

Got this from Kym's Multiply.



You're Brazil!

You're athletic, charming, and probably a good dancer. Unfortunately, you don't really mind chopping down the rain forest, and you probably consider homeless people expendable in certain circumstances. Of course, your personality is so diverse that it's hard to track down exactly what you're like. You definitely like Pele, the World Cup, and shouting "gooooal" at the top of your lungs.

Take the Country Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid

What I'm Listening To...

Trance Thursday: Oceanlab - Sirens of the Sea (Kyau vs Albert Vocal Mix)

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Troubled Sleep

Though I turned in relatively early I had troubled sleep. I was certain I was dreaming but cannot remember what it was about. Of course my nemesis the roosters did not help with me getting back to sleep again. So getting out of bed was a bit more difficult than usual. Looking at my tasks for today I'm pretty confident I can finish em if I start early. I'm on geek guard tomorrow so I have to finish up everything that I can for this week, today. Fortunately it isn't traffic going to the office today. ETA 10 to 15 minutes.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Late!!!

Ok the documents just arrived. I'll take a look at em tomorrow.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Midweek Madness

Spent most of the day killing time and waiting for some documents to arrive. Pretty boring day. I hope tomorrow is a better and much more productive day.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Misfortune Befalls the Fortuner

Over the weekend my dad's Toyota Fortuner got into an accident. One of the drivers was driving my mom up to Manaog for a med mission. I think the hit a log or something. No one got hurt but as you can see from the photo the Fortuner is a bit banged up.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Estrada Decision

Senator Jose 'Jinggoy' Estrada and Attorney Serapio
Purgery: Aquited
Plunder: Aquited
Bonds To Be Returned, Hold Departure Order cancelled.

Ex-President Joseph 'Erap' Estrada
Purgery: Aquited
Plunder: Guilty
Reclusion Perpetua at Tanay, Rizal until further notice from the 1st division, confiscated: Boracay Mansions, the Jose Velarde accounts, and Erap Muslim Youth Fund.

I wonder how things will go from here... I hope everyone keeps a cool head.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Burger @ 2

Burger is now 2 years old. Happy Birthday Burgerboo! Wooohooo!!!

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

MAPSA Madness

It was unfortunate that my friend, who shall remain nameless, parked against the flow of traffic, which apparently was a violation of some ordinance in Makati. We just didn't know... If the parking attendant was present and doing his job though we probably wouldn't even have gotten in the mess in first place. Moments later even before we had ordered the waiter informed us that the car was about to be towed. The turd of a MAPSA cop was right there waiting for us to play 'the price is right'. So with a bit of haggling we were able to skip a trip to the municipal offices and impound lot. The FORCE is definitely strong with Ninoy Aquino. Big up on my friend for giving me a ride to San Juan, thanks yo! So if ever you're in Makati don't park against the flow of traffic. If you do encounter a turd cop. Rule of thumb is to relax, be polite and try to haggle for a lower bribe, er fine. (HKE) I your good friend, I not lie to you. Ok!

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王…

Review|Malcolm's Wagyu Burger

I love burgers. There's something really neat about em. I mean you eat it with your hands and it's meat, cmon what more could one ask for? Not a small burger by any means. I had it prep'd medium and it was juicy and it wasn't as expensive as some burgers I've tried if you've the time I suggest you give it a go.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

GPRS/UMTS Less in Makati

I was having trouble getting an internet connection on my Treo this morning whilst in the Makati area. My device connected just fine but I could niether browse nor download data/emails. Must be operator related. No such trouble here at the San Juan area.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Trade Show

Attended a trade show today. Under an NDA though so I can't really share the details. Suffice to say 2008 promises to be a big year for ye old comics publishers...

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Now Playing

Now playing on my Treo :-)

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

Early Night... Early Day...

After dinner last night we watched Day Watch @ Powerplant... The movie sucked big time... Maybe because it was the sequel and I hadn't seen the one before it (the 1st one was Night Watch). In any case we went out of the cinema with a heavy head and a lighter wallet with no forseeable benefit to cinematic elightenment. My friend highly recommended watching the 1st movie before Day Watch, maybe I should have listened. After the movie we decided to call it a night and went home. My friend has a badminton tournament later today and I reckon he needed to rest to be on his A game. Use the FORCE my friend and smash that cock (shuttle cock that is hahaha). I never was the athletic type and so I guess I make fun out of most sports. Speaking of sports tomorrow my beloved Alma mater goes up against that school in Katipunan. I hope the Green Archers get some revenge after their round 1 defeat to the Blue Eggless (er Eagles). Game time is @ 4:00PM.

I guess sleeping early (2:00am) makes me an e…

Review|Nihonbashi Tei

Located along Pasay Rd.

The resto is well lit and seems clean enough. There's an A/C'd smoking area which is really nice for a Makati based resto. You know the food is good because the patrons are mostly Japanese nationals. Pricing is a bit high but it's definitely worth it. The 5 kinds sashimi (includes Hamachi, Maguro, Ika, Uni and Sake), happy to report that sashimi is very fresh the wasabi is fresh as well a rarity in most Jap restos that I've eaten at before and Katsu curry was filling and good, and also includes Miso soup. Also try the grilled Saba (Mackarel) which is very nice. The Gomoku Kamameshi rice was very flavorful but hardly worth the 45 minute wait if you're really famished. Here's a resto we can visit again in the future. I'd like to try the other items in the menu.

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May The FORCE Be With You...

New iPods Again...

http://www.apple.com/ipod/whichipod/

Jobs and the folks at Apple are at it again...
Nano's get video and a new look [frankly they look weird...] you now have only 4 and 8Gb variants.
Video's are renamed CLASSIC and are available in 80 and 160Gb capacities
iPod Touch, a WiFi enabled, Touch sensitive, 8 or 16Gb iPod. Looks very much like the iPhone.
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Are you getting one? Shuffle's, Nano's and Classic's are shipping but you'll have to wait for the 28th of September to get your hands on the touch

What I'm Listening To...

Currently enjoying: Chicane - Somersault on my Treo
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via Treo750v + Google
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May the FORCE Be With You...

TreoBean Application List [WM6]

Last Edited: Tuesday, September 04, 2007
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Device ROM:
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[Windows Mobile 6 Professional]
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READ THE Palm Treo 750v WIKI
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Accessories/Tools/Enhancements:
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DinarSoft HandySwitcher - Task Switcher / Management
Weis Soft FastCleanup - Cleanup Temp files*freeware*
Beemer NullKB - no Keyboard SIP *freeware*
SIP change - Change defualt SIP*freeware*
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Games:
Astraware Bejeweled - puzzle game
Earth Day - action game
Resco Sudoku - Sudoku
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Office:
H&H English Chinese Dictionary - self explanatory
Microsoft Reader - eBook Reader
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Internet/IM:
IM Plus - Multi Client IM
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Utilities:
Resco Explorer + Reg Editor - File explorer/Reg editor
Tweaks2K2.NET - Easy Tweaking for PPC
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Imaging:
Resco PhotoViewer + Screen Capture - PhotoViewer
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Phone:
SPB PhoneSuite - Phone Enhancements
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PIM:
SBSH.net PocketBreeze - PIM on Today Screen
Ilium Software E-Wallet - Wallet Application
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RSS:
Ilium Software NewsBreak - RSS reader
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Weather/Time/Travel:
SPB Traveler - Weather/World Time/Travel Tools/Currency/Tips/Converter
SBSH.n…
Just finished rebuilding my Treo 750v. I finally installed the official Vodafone ROM which I blogged about here. The desktop updater was easy to use and I've sync'd and installed my usual apps.

2007-Aug CCRP Summary

August 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
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I was able to consume 48 less sticks during August! Meaning I was able to cover the 45 Over I had for July. Woohoo! Tech ban lifted although of course I still don't have the moohlah [somebody buy my VAIO already, willing to let it go for PhP 60,000.00] or anything to buy yet [waiting for the newer pocket pc phones] --
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