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Best of Both Worlds: STAR WARS + Gadgets

Nikko Electronics has 2 winners here! Check it out there's a DVD projector and a wireless webcam. Both are of the very popular astromech from STAR WARS: R2D2 :) you get a Millenium Falcon remote for the projector and a lightsaber remote for the wireless webcam (now that's cool!).
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nikko R2D2 page

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Oscar Mejia
Mike Ventanilla
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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...

Tips & Tricks|Mobile Links

Here's a really simple trick for those who surf frequently on their devices...
What you need:
1. Text Editor [Notepad works fine]
2. Basic HTML [Google is your friend]
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Ok... Let's do this...! [YOU MAY CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM!]
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01. Make a New Text Document

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02. Hit F2 and Rename it + change the extension to HTML

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03. Make sure you allow the change

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04. Right click on your HTML file and Open with Notepad

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05. Follow this template to add your favorite sites

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06. It will look like this on IE

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07. Copy it to your device [I've placed it on my Storage Card]
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08. Tapping on the file will open Pocket Internet Explorer

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09. Tap Menu > Options > General [tab] > Home page > Use Current and your set

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And your done... play around with your HTML some more to customize it :)

I've added the time and date on mine.

It's The Weekend

Well it's the weekend again... this week has been pretty hectic cause I've been catching up with work. It's been quite productive [I think]. It's time for some fun, wonder what the gimmick will be for this weekend...?

Now Playing

Dash Berlin - Till' The Sky Falls Down (Matthew Peterson's Vocal Mix Cut)
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I'm really digging the vocal mix of this track.. :D
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Trust in Trance!
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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...

tokidoki for MIMOBOT - Pop Fashion w/ Functionality

In a world of increasingly fashionable... well, everything, really... Mimoco has provided a USB flash drive that can easily double as part of your style ensemble. Their newest series is designed by tokidoki, the LA-based fashion/lifestyle company responsible for those awesome LeSportsac bags you see hanging from trendsetters' shoulders.

read more | digg story

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Monica Feliciano
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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...

Doraemon Key Holder

Doraemon!
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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...

Aristocrat!!!

One of my suppliers just flew in tonight. Went to fetch him at the airport and took him out to dinner at Aristocrat along Roxas Blvd. Trivia: this resto has been open since 1936, so that makes it 72 years old, pretty neat. I was running out of mandarin and have switched to fookien, was really relieved that dinner consisted mostly of eating in silence. We ordered crispy pata which most my suppliers really like. Of course I ordered the chicken barbecue and made it swim in the java (peanut) sauce. Also had grilled squid and sinigang na baboy to round off our meal. Aristocrat is still great!
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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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Bryan Chua
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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...

Pocket Ashtray

No ashtray? No problem!
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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...

Mickey ID Clip

Well I think it's an ID clip... :-D
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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|HTC TyTN II Crystal Case Black

My friend Jose hooked me up with a crystal case for my TyTN II... Thanks a lot pre!
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Installing the case was pretty straight forward you just snap it on the device and viola!
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First impressions: well the glossy black finish is nice to look at. However it is a fingerprint magnet and it's a bit slippery. Good thing I also bought a shorter and thicker handstrap yesterday. It's not as heavy as my aluminum case which is a good thing. I can also use the device without having to open the case. Keep in mind though that the screen is not protected anymore with this case. Since it's a use through design you can access everything from the stylus to the ExtUSB port to the microSD slot which is a good thing. All the buttons and indicators are also very usable with the case on.
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Here are some pics of the case...
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[Nice and Glossy]

[Slider Extended]

[Rear]

[Bottom]

[Power and Camera button access]

[Ok / Scroll Wheel / Voice Comm button access]

[Camera / GPS antenna cutouts]

[2ndary Camera / Ear…

Doraemon: Japan's 1st Anime Ambassador

DORAEMON in the news... :D
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TOKYO - Japan's famous cartoon robotic cat Doraemon became the nation's first "anime ambassador" on Wednesday, receiving his official assignment certificate — along with dozens of his favorite "dorayaki" red bean pancakes — from Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura.

"Doraemon, I hope you will travel around the world as an anime ambassador to deepen people's understanding of Japan so they will become friends with Japan," Komura said in a ceremony attended by characters dressed up as the blue-and-white cat and Nobita, the protagonist of the cartoon.
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Original Article: HERE

Doraemon Vinyl Art Toy

Found this at a shop in Narita :-)
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Doraemon is awesome!
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It's made by medicom
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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...

500ml Coke in can

My shobe and I love this! JPY 120 :-)
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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...

Exercise Then Pigout...

Exercise: a 1.8km walk from Greenhills Shopping Center to our house. Average Speed = 3km/h. Top Speed = 7km/h. Travel time took 30 minutes.
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Pigout: a big & fat juicy lamb chop for dinner.
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I can't say I'm overly tired but I did work up a bit of a sweat since it's kinda hot and humid here in 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...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Matthew Stanley Po
Martin 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...

Back from Japan

Got back yesterday evening...
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All in all our holidays in Japan was great. Would have wanted more free shopping time but being my first time in Japan I thought it was good to see the sights too. Tourist mode. I wasn't able to go to Akihabara or Harajuku but that's just more reason to go back. The food being the first reason :-) maybe next time we can go without a tour group and be the masters of our own schedule.
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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...

Connected in Japan

Finally able to connect and surf using SoftBank I had to switch over from NTT DoCoMo which was able to connect but unable to navigate. I wish I can find a free wif hotspot though I' sure roaming data charges would be expensive but I can't stay disconnected for too long the price of mobility I guess.
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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...

Boarding Boredom

Boredom is setting in as I'm waiting for the boarding call for my flight. It's the 1st time I'll be flying with Thai Airways (Carrier code: TG) I hope the service and inflight entertainment is good. Well I'm pretty sure it'll be way way way better than budget carrier Cebu Pacific (Carrier code: 5J) which I've flown with for my trips to both Boracay and Bangkok.
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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...

Chillin' and Smokin'

Here at NAIA terminal 1 smoking area talking and smoking with some travelers also waiting for their boarding time.
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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 DJmag TOP 100 DJs

I totally spaced and forgot to post about this... Anyway better late than never!
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[Top 10]
1. Armin van Buuren
2. Tiësto
3. John Digweed
4. Paul van Dyk
5. Sasha
6. Above and Beyond
7. Carl Cox
8. Ferry Corsten
9. Infected Mushroom
10. David Guetta
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[Bottom 10]
91. Richard Durand
92. Westbam
93. Sébastien Léger
94. Chus & Ceballos
95. Wally Lopez
96. Booka Shade
97. Adam Beyer
98. Dirty South
99. Erol Alkan
100.
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Armin van Buuren takes the top spot for 2007... Well done sir! :D
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DJmag.com 2007 results

Curiously Waiting

Curiously waiting for my lomo pics to come out... I've managed to shoot out 8 rolls [6 with the holga 135 + 2 with the vivitar ic100] but haven't had them developed yet. Well finally got around to asking the messenger to drop em off at digiprint, will probably get my CD/s when I come back from our trip to Japan.
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I'm bringing the holga135 and my trusty canon ixus50 on our Japan trip tomorrow. I'm also bringing along my 8 rolls of expired film [@24 shots each], I wonder if that's enough...
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I read online that we might be able to catch the plum blossom festival [note: this is different from the über popular cherry blossom festival]. I'm also really looking forward to visiting AKIHABARA [Electric Town] the electronics and gaming mecca of Tokyo... drool! From our itinerary I think we'll be a bit rushed but that's ok the more sites the better.
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On the communications side. I'm leaving my Nokia N6267 and my Sun SIM at home and will bring along my HTC TyTN …

Happy Birthday

Bulk Greetings
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Happy Birthday
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14-Mar-08: Cindy Tiu
15-Mar-08: Aaron Kaw
16-Mar-08: Grace Tan / Patrick Pua
17-Mar-08: Sarji Ruiz
19-Mar-08: Jeremy Lim
22-Mar-08: Rein Leong
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May the FORCE Be With You...

Off to Japan :P

Going to Japan for most of the Holy Week Holidays. Really excited about our upcoming trip. My Japan VISA is ready and all systems are green and go!
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I've been checking the weather and it's a bit on the cold side nothing a good jacket and a scarf can't fix though thankfully it's not bellow 0.
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I've been going over our itinerary and it looks pretty busy with 5 hotel changes spanning our 8 day stay. I would have liked to skip the SANRIO land tour but I'm sure my sisters would go rabid if I petitioned for that. It's a pity that the weather is fucked up and we can't go up Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest peak. What I'm really interested in though is the free time we get! Hopefully I can do some exploring and sampling of Japan's food and street food. Still undecided on how much JPY I should bring or I should just swipe my purchases.

LEGO® Traveller Watch System

-- Got a new watch! It's a LEGO so naturally you could customize the strap's length as well as the colour combination, also included is a rubber strap [but it's too small], an extra disc so you could replace minutes with world time. The face glow's in the dark a nice touch. It's water resistant upto 100ft. While I wouldn't be wearing this to a formal dinner it's fun to have a toy watch for day to day use and hey it's a LEGO!

03/2008 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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March 2008
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05-Mar-08: Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes - Progressive Mix
12-Mar-08: Hard-Fi - Hard to Beat
19-Mar-08: Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing
26-Mar-08: Global Deejays - Sound of San Francisco

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Hans Timothy Roxas-Chua
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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...

Catching Up With Work

Spent most of the day asleep yesterday. Today it's back to work... had quite a bit of catching up to do so it was a moderately busy day in the office. Was able to finish up most of what had to be done and the pace is slowing down a bit.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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EJ Leung
Jen De Guzman
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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...

One Man Down...

Yap couldn't take the flight to Bangkok with us. Apparently you can't go thru Bangkok immigration if you have a passport that has less than 6 months left on it. Hopefully he can fix his papers and rebook so he can follow tomorrow. Go 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...

Money That Makes You Smile...

Flattering ain't it, shame it ain't blue...

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Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河

May the FORCE Be With You...
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via Google webmail

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
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Milton Chua
Joselito D. Millonado
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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...

PLUR - Peace Love Unity and Respect

It's all about PLUR kiddies! Peace Love Unity and Respect!

Lately I've been really gloomy and was starting to slip into the darkside but my friends who I consider my 2nd family have pulled me back into the light. Either by inspiring, explaining, listening, advising or by just being there. They have let me see the silver lining again. In a manner of speaking they are my support group. I know they have my back, and I have theirs.

I'm so blessed with such beautiful people around me. I can honestly say it makes life so much lighter and easier to have a great bunch of friends! So to all you guys and gals a big THANK 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...

By & Lea Tie the Knot Today

By & Lea. 2 of the most kind hearted people I know tie the knot later today. This is a truly a beautiful day. Congratulations you guys, you're brilliant friends and you make an excellent couple!
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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...