Archive for December, 2010

Apple Addict

Posted: December 25, 2010 in personal, technology
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Both!

I am addicted to both the apple fruit (I have one almost everyday) and the apple gadgets. But it’s the gadget that I am talking about here. I have an ipod, an iphone and a macbook pro.Okay, I don’t have every apple gadget in the world and I only recently started with the apple collection but still…

Aside from the 3 apple gadgets I own, my sister and I gave our parents an ipad for Christmas. Not one each, no. Just a single unit that they could both use. My dad will use it to surf the net and monitor his stocks and my mom to play games (and by games, I mean plants vs. zombies). My sister and I taught them how to use it yesterday.  They are still getting the hang of it but sooner or later, they’ll probably be addicted to it just as I am.

Anyway, so I was ‘cleaning’ my iphone – getting rid of rarely used apps. I have downloaded more than 500 iphone apps already and have really put the ‘folders’ (thanks to iOS4) to good use.  My 32 GB is close to its limit and is functioning ever so slowly each day.

I use about a maximum of 50 of the iphone apps regularly. I probably open the other 40-50 once every week. A good 150 of them I have already decided to be useless once I’d tried them. The rest, I have yet to open. So it was a BIG task trying to rid of some of the apps. I didn’t wanna mass delete applications, although that would have probably been therapeutic somehow. I wanted to check out each app, try and use it and decide whether it is worth having or not. Most of the apps are games so my decisions were mostly based on the apps’ entertainment value.

So far, I have deleted about 50 of them.  And so far, I have become addicted to 5 of those I’ve tried only today – Field Runners, Catapult Madness, Cat Physics, Slice it, and Ultimate Brain Workout. Gaaaah. My battery runs out after 10 hours of continuous play especially since I am on wifi so I can connect to Apple’s Game Center.

There’s going to be a lot of sleepless nights with all these games but at least I already got rid of a few of the useless apps and had freed some space on my iphone. =)

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Just wanna greet everyone…

Posted: December 24, 2010 in personal
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a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

200 Countries in 200 years

Posted: December 18, 2010 in fun, technology
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This is simply amazing! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Statistics rock!

RIP Cafe Adriatico

Posted: December 16, 2010 in mission
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One of the attractions in Malate, perished into ashes 2 nights ago.  Cafe Adriatico caught fire due to some faulty electrical wirings.  I don’t frequent it that much.  I’ve been there probably 4 or 5 times so far but it still is sad to lose one of the landmarks in Remedios.

Cafe Adriatico is just two block away from my place but I haven’t seen the ruins yet.  I’m not sure how extensive the damage was but hopefully, something may still be done to restore the place.  The firemen were responsive and were at the scene almost immediately.  A lot of volunteer fire fighters also showed up.

Fire is the one of the most devastating disaster but I do not know how conscious we all are of this or if we do care at all.  How many take the time to locate fire exits when they enter a building?  How many make sure that their offices have sprinkler systems or fire safety plans?  How many have fire extinguishers at home?  Is it paranoia to be thinking about all these?  Prevention, they say is better than cure.  And it is better to be safe than sorry.

Feelings

Posted: December 12, 2010 in quotes, tv
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Life, they say, can turn on a dime. And in a world that constantly shifts beneath our feet, the only thing we can know for certain is how we feel – the love we have, the fear we hide from, the pain we push away.  Give it a voice and the rewards are peace of mind and a peaceful heart.

– from the character Erica Strange of the TV Show Being Erica

Papaumamaw

Posted: December 12, 2010 in fun, music, tv
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Featuring the vocal stylings of the beautiful and talented Ms. Anne Curtis:

Mariah Carey watch out!  This is a performance for the Guinness Book of World Records!

*from the ABS-CBN noontime talent show – SHOWTIME!

Apples

Posted: December 8, 2010 in food, personal
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There something about apples.  I love their fresh, sweet scent.  I don’t know why.  Maybe because years ago we always have apples during Christmas.  Or maybe because our parents always brought home apples from long trips.  There’s just something comforting about them, at least for me.

I don’t like artificial apple scents though.  The air freshener version is just nauseating.  I just want the fresh apple scent.  When you slice one and you hear that crunchy, crisp sound and smell its sweet scent. Ahh, love it. =)