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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
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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…

Hungry Bean

Had a Jollibee Super Breakfast delivered. TAHLAP!
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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...

First Day With A Loaded TyTN II

Today I loaded up some apps and sync'd my PIM data. I also tried out Mapking's Metro Manila on the way home pity it isn't updated regularly. Full review to come soon.
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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...

To Buy or Not To Buy? That Is the Question...

[HTC TyTN II]

[hp iPAQ 900 Business Messenger]
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At first when the HTC TyTN II was announced I thought I wanted it, now I think I might hold off on getting one for myself and wait for the iPAQ 900 series. They have almost identical specs but differ dramatically in form factor. I've been using a QWERTY bar for almost 10 months now and it seems that I don't want to go back to a slider device. The iPAQ is supposed to be out by the end of the year [add some delays and we'll probably see it shipping by Q1 2008] while the TyTN II is out now [Euro versions are in stores now for a hefty 49,500 PhP].
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I'm finally cutting my Globe line [after 10 years with them] by November. So my reliable Nokia 3120 might go to my sister, for her spare Smart SIM. I'm keeping my cheapo Nokia 1112 for my Sun SIM. My aging Treo 750v is definitely due for a replacement and I'm thinking of getting a TyTN II while waiting for the iPAQ 900.

[TOD] Wednesday - In Da HOUSE with bnycastro

As some of you may know I'm a member of mobile9.com [a content site for mobile phones] I used to do theming for Nokias, Sony Ericssons, Windows Mobile PocketPC + Smartphones, Wallpapers and also dabbled in tones. I've since stopped theming and am now a member of MoS [Masters of Sound] a ringtone makers group at m9.
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I've volunteered my services in one of our new projects called Tone of the Day or TOD for short. Members of MoS are assigned 1 day and a genre to work with. He/She then uploads their choice for TOD, simple!
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Here is the thread for my day Wednesday as you can see from the title I opted to get house music:
TOD [Tone of the Day] Wednesday - In Da HOUSE with bnycastro
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Here is a link to my homesite where you can find my other work [including the themes, wallpapers and tones mentioned above]. To be able to download from m9 you need to register, but don't worry registration is free. If you like my work you can click the Thank Me button on my homesite:
My Homesite o…

Party Report|BIGFISH pts. Armin Van Buuren ASOT 2007

[Armin van Buuren - ASOT 2007 @ Manila]
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October 5, 2007 One of Trance's Shinning Stars visits Manila. ARMIN VAN BUUREN rocks A VENUE!
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Venue/Parking:
A Venue, half finished and definitely rushed. It had a few parking slots there but Makati Ave. is really traffic on weekends and rain and a big event and you've got problems. Fortunately we rode with a friend who has a driver. The venue was a bit small and very hot! The A/C was sorely lacking... The lights, video walls, and fireworks were very very very cool though! Top marks on those departments.
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Ticket Price/Entrance Procedure:
General Admission
P1,200.00 before 12MN
P1,500.00 after

VIP Premium Table
P25,000.00
for 10 pax with 1 bottle of liquor and a few beers

VIP Table level 2
P 20,000
for 10 pax with 1 bottle of liquor and a few beers

VIP Table level 3
P 15,000 for 10 pax with 1 bottle of liquor and a few beers
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CAN I JUST SAY THE TICKET PRICES AND VIP TABLE PRICES WERE HORRENDOUS!!!
GOOD THING MY GOOD FRIEND GOT US ON THE GL... FREE …

We Are The Champions

After being gone from a 1 year suspension. The Archers are once again UAAP Men's Basketball Champions. La Salle swept the UE Red Warriors in 2 games in the best of 3 championship. Winning 73 - 64 in a well fought game at the Araneta Coliseum.
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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...

HTC Gearing Up for Q4 2007: Geeks Rejoice!

HTC [High Tech Corporation] the Windows Mobile behemoth... is at it again they've announced the HTC TyTN II the successor to the very popular HTC TyTN, the Mark II will go on sale by mid-October [anyone getting me this baby as a birthday present?]. They've also announced 4 more devices. 2 Windows Mobile Professional Devices [read: PocketPC Phone], 1 Windows Mobile Standard [read: Smartphone], and an UMPC [Ultra Mobile Personal Computer]. The HTC 6500, HTC Touch Dual, a refresh of the HTC Touch, and the HTC S730 Smartphone. Their first foray into UMPCs the HTC Shift is said to be shipping this November as well.
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It would be interesting how I can juggle my budget to get a taste of the TyTN II, the Shift, and hp's iPAQ 900 series. I need a get rich quick scheme.

Archers vs Warriors: Round 1

UAAP Series 70, DLSU GREEN ARCHERS go up against UE RED WARRIORS in Game 1 of a best of 3 Championship. The RED WARRIORS secured a finals berth by sweeping all their opponents in the regular season to get a 14-0 record.
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Game Starts at 3PM @ Araneta Coliseum
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Trivia: DLSU is coached by Franz Pumaren whilst UE is coached by his younger brother Dindo.

Vote for RELAPSE for NU ROCKAWARDS song of the year

NU ROCKAWARDS polling season agen! Vote online for FREE! Go to http://www.fliptunes.net/rockawards07/index.php our song RELAPSE is eligible fr SONG OF THE YEAR!Tnx.Ü

Quadro members include:
Boogie Romero
Raymond Veran (XS 97)
Jaime Uy (XS 97)
Bane Cuna
Justin Dunn

http://quadromusic.multiply.com
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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...

2007-Sep CCRP Summary

September 2007 Cigarette Consumption Reduction Program (CCRP).
A = Allowed
C = Consumed
U (O) = Under (Over)
-- Well I survived September! The next quarter of my program will be twice as tough hopefully I can make better progress. Force guide me.