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Getting My Eyes Tested On Monday

Will be getting my eyes tested on Monday to determine if I'd be eligible for Laser corrective surgery. The battery of tests are quite long (3 hours) and I'd be undergoing heavy dilation which means blurred vision for 24 hours. To be honest I'm a bit nervous that I'd fail the tests and will be stuck wit poor vision for life. Prayers accepted.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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Colorsplash Flash Holga135 MOD

Bought a Colorsplash Flash for my Holga135. It's a bit of a tight fit and scratching could occur with repeated insertion and removal of the flash. Well the simple solution was to put a strip of band aid on the part that comes into contact with the winder :-) of course I used a thin strip of star wars band aid for this mod. More pics of the Colorsplash Flash tomorrow when I'm at my desktop. Now back to shooting!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Jerry Hao
Kristine Paula Go
Don Bonpat
Tiana Mendoza
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May The FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Holga 35mm

Got a Holga 35mm already snapped thru a roll of film in less than 24 hrs. Found some mods & tips on the WWW that I can't wait to try :-)
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Beanster!

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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...

Boracay... I've Reached You Anyway...

Finally... Bny is going to BORACAY!!! <ala The Rock> ;-)
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Tomorrow I'm ditching 1 day of work to go to Boracay with some friends. It'll be the 1st time, hopefully not the last time, that I'll be going to the famed party island. It's also the 1st time I'll be going on a domestic flight in the Philippines and the 1st time in 2 years that I'll be going to the beach again. IIRC the last time I encountered sun & surf was at Bel's La Union crib in 2006.
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Mango shake! Mango shake! Mango shake!
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I'm giddy with excitement and am really looking forward to this trip which has been moved from last year. The weather seems to be a bit gloomy but tomorrow is another day. The weather might clear up as we travel south tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have tons of photos when we get back.
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A little less than 15 minutes until the work day ends... Hanging in there...
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I'm actually all set, just have to pack for the trip later and find a way to get to sleep. Yu…

Three New G-Shock Watches from Casio to Celebrate their 25th Anniversary

http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-15550-Three+New+G-Shock+Watches+from+Casio+to+Celebrate+their+25th+Anniversary.html

- DW-502SD a re-edition of the DW-500 Series from 1983 (98€/144US$)
- GW-9125D a re-edition of the GW-9100 Series from 2007 (180€/265US$)
- AWG-525D a re-edition of the AW-500 Series from 1989 (159€/323US$)

R2D2 Beanie!

Peso Advertising

Pinoy's have always advertised on their currency... Here's an ad my sister found on a 50 peso bill. Tawag na!
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Our Lady of Sta. Clara

Dropped by and offered some eggs and a prayer for good weather over the weekend.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Review|Universal Religion 3: Live From Armada at Ibiza

Category: Music
Genre: Dance & DJ
Artist: Various Artists [mixed by Armin van Buuren]

AvB serves up a very mellow selection of tracks. It was recorded live so you have that live crowd noises in the background. Nice track selection and good mixing. It's definitely coming to the beach with me this weekend.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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First Comes The B, Then Comes The A

Relax I'm not trying to rap. I was just wondering why we feel sleepy when we are full. Busog tapos Antok, is there a bio-chemical explanation or is it purely psychological?

Clearly I have an idle mind but I am starting to grow drowsy...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

New Old Swiss Knife

Just got a new swiss knife which is old. Doesn't make sense? Well here's the deal my mom bought a lot of swiss knives a few years back and she kept them for emergency gifts. I decided to acquire one of the unused tools for myself. The closes model on the Victorinox site is the Huntsman Boyscout, sans the fleur-de-lis. Perfect match for my swiss mini champ :D
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always..

Series 2 STAR WARS® mimibots In The Mail

Just got an email notice from mimoco... My mimibots are in the mail. The problem is they seem to be shipping to our old address in San Juan... I remember writing them to have the delivery address changed. Hassle-the-hoff!
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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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Jennifer Cu
Mencie Millonado
Marc Soong
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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...

Vacation Time! Yeahbah!

22-Feb to 25-Feb: Boracay, Philippines
Right on! I definitely need to relax and clear my head. What better way than to hit the beach ey? I've never been to Boracay so I'm pretty stoked to check it out.
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04-Mar to 09-Mar: Bangkok, Thailand
Off to visit 'The Warrior' in his hunting grounds hehehe. This promises to be a whole lot of fun... Can't wait to try out the food and of course to shop!
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15-Mar to 22-Mar: Tokyo, Japan
This one's a trip with the family. Pretty excited about this one too. I love Japanese food and of course they are the ultimate gadget freaks!
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I'm so excited it's getting hard to concentrate at work... Why do you think I'm posting this :P
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)

La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life). Everybody wants to live the sweet life.

If you ask me what I want to do instead of doing what I'm doing now. I'd answer with one word: TRAVEL. I want to see the world and experience the different cultures, meet new people, try new food and drinks.

If only we could leave everything behind and set off on an adventure around the world. Imagine moving from city to city, wandering about and seeing all that the world has to offer. Now that would be really sweet!

I really should stop watching Discovery Travel and Living, naiingit lang ako e...
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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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Universal Religion Chapter 3: Live from Armada at Ibiza
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

02/2008 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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February 2008
06-Feb-08: Basement Jaxx - Jus 1 Kiss
13-Feb-08: Azoto - San Salvador
20-Feb-08: DJ Rocktakon - You Bmore - Singing Sunday Remix v1 / v2
27-Feb-08: Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger v1 / v2 / v3 - Raindropz Edit

Myx Music Awards '08 - Vote for Quadro

Quadro has been nominated for 2008's Myx Music Awards for Best Bandarito Performance. Start voting with your mobile, just input: MMA 94 and send to 2366. Voting period is from February 7, 2008 until March 8, 2008. You can only vote once a day.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Master YODA Says...

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Wise Words...

Wise words... Heard these over the weekend.

Friends are the family you choose... This is so true. I count myself lucky with my lot of friends :D

Rant and Release... Sometimes we need to rant; to get things off our chest/mind. After ranting though it is essential we let go of the negativity, this is a good tip.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Mark Wong
Pipao del Rosario
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Un-Lucky Me

My tummy was rumbling from watching all the cooking shows on the telly... So I decided to raid the cupboard. I wanted something hot to soothe my odd houred hunger. I set my eyes on a pack of Lucky Me Beef Mami. Since I was in a hurry I decided to cook it cup noodles style instead of on the stove. Well after putting the noodles in a bowl I realized that there was no flavour pack! This reminded me so much of Elars' experience with McDonald's - yep, they ran out of burgers and By's similarly mind boggling experience at Max's Fried Chicken - and yes they were all out of chicken. WTF! Instant Noodles without flavouring!!! I scoured the fridge for something to fix this mess. Found some XO sauce and decided to go with that, drained the water and put generous amounts of XO sauce and ate. While I was eating though I couldn't help but think that I should've eaten pancit canton instead. There were 5 or 6 packs of pancit canton and 1 pack of beef mami, what are the chances…

Great Beer

Great Beer (the Root kind of course!)
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Perfect beverage after a long day at the office.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google E-Mail
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!! 恭喜发财 !!!

Happy Chinese New Year to Everyone!!!
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恭喜发财,红包拿来 / Congratulations and be prosperous, now give me a red
envelope! :D
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[If you can't see the Chinese words then your pc/browser might not have the
proper fonts. Here it is in pinyin: Gongxi facai, hongbao nalai]
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Steve Villaver
Karen Cua Lin
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Definitely Hi Def

Our Toshiba HD-DVD player is here... Hooked it up to the box in our TV room. I must say it's a really nice visual experience even though our TV maxes out at 1080i only. We got 2 HD flicks free. 300 and Bourne Identity of course I'm watching 300. Audio wise I am relying on TV's mediocre speakers. We need an amplifier and maybe atleast a 5.1 setup. Still with zero acoustics to the room, it would definitely sound better.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Of Gains and Loss... Gym or No Gym?

So I was sick for most of last week did nothing but sleep, eat, and drink water. Unlike most folks who get sick: who loose weight. I gain a few pounds (went up to 118 lbs). Now that I've recovered from the nasty bug I go back to my old weight (115 lbs) in just a couple of days. My appetite is back so it's kinda weirding me out. I know they say lack of sleep can dramatically affect your weight but I've only been up late for the last 3 or 4 days. I'm not feeling ill though so I suspect my sudden weight gain might have been just water weight from all the fluids I drank during my battle with the bug. I really should try and go back to working out... I think that'd increase my appetite some more and maybe even tire me out earlier so I don't keep on burning the midnight oil. Now the hard part is getting over the laziness hump... I'm setting a new goal 125 lbs by the end of February. I've lost or forgotten most of the exercises we did when we were working out …

Hello Again Old Friend

I've missed you... But let's not dwell on that. What's important is we're back together. You are my brother my best friend forever! Hahaha :-D
<-- thanks to Ivy for the chocolates, you know my weakness -->
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Morning Always Comes Too Soon...

Here I go again. We've moved to a new town house... No more devil birds (roosters). Yet sleep as it seems, is starting to dodge me again. It's a few minutes before 2 am as I'm writing this post, I should be sound asleep like my bro but I'm not. My mind is flooded with numerous ideas and thoughts. Sometimes I wish I could switch off my mind and drift away to blissful sleep. Much needed rest that everyone wants... I 'm hoping that writing about it will make me sleep soon God knows I need to be up early for work in about 5 hours. Mornings really do come too soon... I just wish sleep is as speedy.
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
via HTC TyTN II + Google E-Mail
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

I'm Back!

After being sick last week, I'm back! Still have just a tiny bit of cough but overall I'd say I'm at 95%. I wonder what I'm supposed to do here at the office though... the factories in China have either frozen over or have gone on their annual CNY [that's Chinese New Year] break. I do hope my orders comes in on time. More importantly that people stay calm over there. I've seen stampedes in the news. Spending the holidays in hospital is not a good way to welcome the year of the rat.

It's Not Dengue!

My CBC (Complete Blood Count) results are in and after a quick consult with Doc Elars and the verdict: Dengue free! I am slightly hypochromic, which Elars explained as lacking in iron but not excessively so. Since I had my blood sucked I also asked for a typing test, since I've long forgotten my blood type. I'm B Positive not that my blood is any good for donating with my hepatic history and all, I guess I just wanted to know. Come to think of it I am feeling much better after finding out that I'm Dengue free... must be psychosomatic. Now on antibiotics to finish of this nasty bug which I picked up last weekend. In closing I'd like to say: san ang gimmick?
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Cannot Cannot

Tried to go out tonight but had to go home as I wasn't feeling well. Bah... I hope I get better with the new round of drugs I'll be starting tomorrow. I'm off to bed see you on the other side...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Michael Koa
Sherrill Joy Jallorina
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May the FORCE Be With You...
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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河
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The FORCE Will Be With You Always...