Sunday, December 28, 2008

A yummy post-holiday breakfast :-)

Hahaha :D This is the best! After indulging and feasting on all those special holiday meals, nothing beats the crispy, ever-delicious "tuyo" on a lazy morning.
More fried rice please :) (yum-yum)
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

What makes your Christmas complete?

Is it:

  • a new toy? (wahh, wasn't able to buy that Lego toy i've always wanted since i was a kid!!!)
  • Christmas bonus? 13th, 15th, 18th or even 21st month-pay?? (Lord, wish ko lang!!!)
  • fab clothes to wear on the Christmas eve? (trench coat? boots-with-the-fur??)
  • a holiday trip? (wahhh, what happened to our HK Disneyland trip?? )
  • a brand-new cellphone? ( i'm dreaming of a SE W595! )
  • mouth-watering "fiesta ham" or "lechon" on your Noche Buena? yummy...yucky hahaha :D
  • a Hallmark greeting card from a special loved-one?
  • colorful lights, decors, and good-old-fat Santa Claus?
  • joyful carols?
  • a much-awaited kiss from someone you love? (what??? never been kissed?? hahaha)
  • your family?
  • good health??

and the list just goes on..

but what really makes Christmas complete? Does it mean that if we don't get our wishlist complete - then it's not a "merry" Christmas at all???

I think, even without all these things - there's always a reason for us to feel happy and celebrate the true spirit Christmas...

Christmas is more than just a song, more than just gifts...

It's all about LOVE. A celebration of God's love for us - that He sent us His only begotten son.
Jesus is the reason why we celebrate CHRISTmas...

It is the birth of our Lord and Savior - and having Him in our lives makes our Christmas complete.

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone :-)
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Wishing you all a meaningful Christmas filled with love & joy in your hearts...
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Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Wow, 3 days to go and it's Christmas time in the city! :)

I'm excited!! Even though I wasn't able to attend any Christmas parties this year due to health reasons (been really, really sick these past few days), still the spirit of Christmas remains.

And i just can't stop singing this Christmas carol almost anytime, anywhere! (sobrang LSS na LSS ba?? ) Hoping that one day, I'll be able to experience this kind of season with my family.. So, come and sing with me:

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

oh, btw... who's Parson Brown??? Is he the long-lost brother of Charlie Brown??? i dunno =P
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Day at the Sony Expo 2008

sorry for the poor video quality due to my PC's sub-standard video card & low memory =(

They say life’s full of surprises...
Oh well, guess I have to agree with that now!

Spending my 6th of December,2008 in a place surrounded by the latest and the coolest gadgets that today’s technology has to offer; meeting fellow-bloggers and having a great time with them is such a remarkable experience – like a fantasy that's too good to be true. Here’s the story of my “fierce” Sony Experience at the Sony Expo 2008:

Before coming to the event, I’ve got all the reasons to make me feel like one big “loser-of-the-day”:

  • my friends can’t come to the expo with me, nor anyone from my family (even if I said that it'll be my treat!)
  • checked my dresser; lo and behold - i got nothing to wear, all were in the laundry!!! (thank God, my red shirt still smelled perfectly fine!)
  • got stuck in an agonizing traffic at SLEX
  • And the biggest loser moments of all - I forgot to bring my freaking Sony VIP pass!!! What the heck??!! So I wasted no time at all – I ran to the nearest internet café (Thank you Lord for Netopia!), opened my Gmail, and printed my precious VIP pass (wheww!). After wasting Php 16.00 for printing something that I already printed at home, I headed my way to the SMX Convention Center for the Sony Expo 2008.

You’re such a loser, Mike – that is what’s going on my mind as I sign up at the registration area for the shortlisted 50 bloggers. And then I thought, "hey… why would I feel like a loser when I can enjoy myself once I get my first-hand experience on all those exciting Sony gadgets that are on display; and make new friends with those I’ve never met before". Luckily enough, I met some gorgeous and genuinely nice people like Roanna (the one who emailed me the “good news” from Nuffnang) and took a souvenir picture with her without any hesitations.

Then, as I headed for the intricately set-up VIP tables, I had the chance to befriend some of the VIPs like Kim (such a sweet gal), Ms. Lena (whose entry was chosen later on as one of the top3 commendable posts), Dondie (of sycamore -, and Merie (Kim's modelesque friend who arrived uber-late).

After feasting on the sumptuous meal, taking some pictures, and asking Casey from the Cyber-shot booth for a favor to recharge my battery – the event officially started. Kim and I actually missed its earlier part, as we were extremely busy hunting for the “magical Sony stamp” in every booth to avail those fantastic Sony freebies! After completing that challenging, yet rewarding booth-hunting, we were then able to focus on the entire program.

I like the portion when each of the Sony staff showcased their booth assignments and introduced its new products and latest innovations. What caught my attention was when the lady featured one of Sony's 8 World Breakthroughs: Sony’s TG1 handycam – the world’s First Smallest, Lightest and Slimmest Full HD Camcorder!

I was literally mesmerized by this beauty! What a sight to behold:
  • the simple controls,
  • elegant titanium body design,
  • lightweight & compact size,
  • and of course – full High Definition video recording capability!
I said to myself that after the program, I definitely have to see it in person and feel it with my own hands – and that’s exactly what I did. After the program, I rushed to the World Breakthroughs booth to have a glimpse of that Sony handycam. Wow, it fit perfectly on my little hands! We’re like lovers meant for each other! And because of its solid titanium body, you can now say good-bye to those nasty fingerprints left behind! Awesome! If there’s one thing that will replace my old Sony Handycam, this must be it – nothing more, nothing less. (if stealing wasn't in the 10 Commandments, I could have stolen and put in my goodies-bag at least 6 units of this beauty - one for each member of our family! hahaha. Really! :D

Another segment of the Sony Expo program that I really, really loved was the “fashion show” of the trendiest, “fiercest” laptops you’ll ever find – the colorful Sony VAIO. Parading in pure white, luxurious pink, blazing red and glossy jet black; the models were able to convince me that undeniably, having a Sony VAIO with you will certainly bring out the best in you. I was also thrilled to see Deiter (a schoolmate of mine from U.P. Los Baños), enticing the audience with his black VAIO. I just can’t imagine how good-looking I would be, carrying one of those notebooks while going to the office. Man, I don’t even care if it’s in pink or red – as long as it’s a VAIO, I would still look fierce and fabulous! (now I really, really have to pray to God for that Sony VAIO, promise I'll be a good boy now...hehehe :)

(the following images were captured from
video clips using Sony Cyber-shot W120)

Finally, my most favorite part of the Sony Expo 2008, the announcement of the winners of the “My First Sony Experience” contest came. At first, they showed on the screens the top 10 entries, then awarded the top 3 commendable posts. And the biggest shock of all: they accidentally flashed already on the 2 big screens the winning entry! My initial reaction was in denial, but my tablemates insisted that in fact, I’ve won the contest! It was then that I started to panic and got nervous – I didn’t see it coming! I wasn’t prepared nor at my best. I even forgot to splash some cologne and put some powder on my shining-shimmering face before coming up the stage!

Oh well, at least the crowd loved it – catching a glimpse and taking pictures of Beauty and the Beast live onstage! Being up close with Ms. KC Concepcion while she handed me my new Sony Cyber-shot T700, and taking souvenir shots cheek-to-cheek with her – ahhh... what a sweet blessing from above!

My day at the Sony Expo 2008 has been a day full of amazement, fun and excitement. Seeing and experiencing Sony’s top-of-the-line products, learning more about their 8 World breakthroughs, making new friends, meeting KC Concepcion in person for the first time, ambush interviews by TV networks (again for the first time), pictorials on my favorite SONY booths - all these are the experiences that are truly beyond compare.

It also made me realize 3 things about life:
(1) Never be discouraged by how you feel or by the things happening around, for you’ll never know what God has in store for you if you persevere in life; (so don't ever think or feel that you're such a loser, yaya :)

(2) People may come and go; at least be thankful that they’ve been part of your life, sharing good memories with them that remain.

(3) And lastly, Sony will always hold that special place in every consumer’s life as they continue on with their technological breakthrough and innovation that creates impact in our everyday lives.

I wouldn't be surprised if one day, Sony will release their very first Cyber-shot camera with “Pout-shutter technology”, in addition to their very popular Smile shutter. I hope they’re up for the challenge of providing us that perfect “pouted look” in every pictures we take that will truly be priceless! hahaha :D

Life indeed is full of surprises. And as long as there’s Sony, there will always be a reason for us to be excited; eager to look forward to the next level of high-quality lifestyle that only Sony can provide. Because having a Sony isn’t just about style, it’s about living a life like no other.

Thank you Lord for all the blessings!
and thanks SONY for helping me unleash the "hidden model" in me.. (ahahaha) :D

  • Sony Expo event pictures were taken using Sony Cyber-shot W120 digital camera
  • of course, my heartful thanks and praises to my Heavenly Father for the grace and unfailing love - all glory and honor belongs to Him!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Enjoying my new toy :)

Yeah... i luveeet!! :) I love my new Sony Cyber-shot T700

nope, this is not my entry for the Sony post event experience contest... i just wanna share some of the pics i had the day after the event.

I love the cam!

-> 10 mega pixels
-> wide 3.5" LCD touchscreen
-> 4 GB internal memory!
-> cool in-camera Retouching (it's like having an instant Adobe Photoshop in a cam, amazing!!!)
-> digital album/scrapbook on-the-go!
-> slideshow
-> of course, the SMILE SHUTTER :)

I luvvvv the freebies!!! :D

so far, this is the best goodie-bag i've ever received :)

Sony carrying case

cute Bravia bunny

Sony towel

Sony Cyber-shot neck strap

Yep, it's all in the bag... plus memories to last :)

If this will always be the case, then expect my presence in every SONY and Nuffnang events... hahaha :D

here's a link to the details about the SONY Expo:

Thanks SONY and Nuffnang Phil.!!! :)

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another shocker : GMA-7's MARKY CIELO died at 20!

huwaat?? I can't believe it!

Showbiz Central : "Marky Cielo, natagpuang patay sa kanilang tahanan..." I still dunno the details yet. Will have to stay tuned in Showbiz Central...
(image courtesy of
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Congrats Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao!

Yey!!! Another reason to celebrate! "PACMAN" wins. What a fight!

Oscar de la Hoya quit after 8 rounds. For more details, visit this link from Yahoo! Sports:;_ylt=ArXlQifECj5MVrserSttaXOdCIh4?slug=ki-liveboxing120608&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

(image courtesy of Yahoo! Sports)
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Thank you Lord! Thank you SONY, Thank you Nuffnang Phils!

Ang saya! I just won a Sony Cyber-shot T700 from the My First SONY Experience Contest!!!

Oh em gee! ang ganda ni KC Concepcion. We were like "Beauty & the (semi) Beast" onstage.
Hayyy, will be posting soon my wonderful experiences during the SONY Expo.

need to take a rest muna, pretty tiring din eh.

p.s. - thanks to all the wonderful people i met at the event! You guys made me feel like a real winner =)
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Friday, December 5, 2008

VIP Access

Yey! my post was chosen as one of the 50 who'll get a chance to win a Sony Cybershot T700 in the MY FIRST SONY EXPERIENCE promo. I'm excited and a bit nervous coz i don't know what to expect tomorrow. Im really new in this kind of thing, so it will definitely be another first for me. Oh well, to see KC in person and have a picture with her really is something to look forward to. =)
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Monday, November 24, 2008

My First SONY Experience is with my father’s SONY Trinitron TV & Betamax

My father is such a "ginormous" SONY fanatic (and so am I). Ever since he started working abroad, he never fails to bring home with him some appliances and electronic gadgets, specially SONY products. Up to now, whenever I’m planning on buying something, he’ll remind me that if it’s not SONY, then forget about it baby. That’s how loyal he is to SONY products.

So my wonderful SONY experience started when I was a kid. My father brought with him back home his very first major purchase from Saudi, a 21-inch SONY TRINITRON TV, a SONY Betamax (together with its bundled SONY Rewinder), and a SONY stereo. That was his first 1“katas ng Saudi” as what 2 OFWs call it. I’m really blessed and thankful as I grew up and enjoyed watching all of my favorite cartoons and TV shows with those “katas ng Saudi” stuff. I remember how envious my playmates were whenever we watch Disney cartoons with our SONY Betamax. Their TV sets were in black-and-white back then. Thanks to SONY Trinitron, the best consumer CRT technology developed by SONY Corporation, we were able to enjoy and appreciate those Disney classics better in rich, full colors as compared to other television models during those times.

Modesty aside, I can vividly remember that at such an early age (I'm only in kindergarten back then) I already know how to operate our Betamax:
  1. connecting the cables at the back of the TV
  2. rewinding my favourite tapes using the rewinder
  3. feeding it into the device
  4. tuning the TV into channel 3 (which i dunno why)
  5. pressing the little triangle button to play
  6. and of course the Golden rule:
    "Never, ever press the eject button (the triangle button with a horizontal line at the bottom) without pressing the little square button (stop) first!"
Oh well, I'm such a smart kid! (haha). At the age of 5, I learned how to be a "techie" and an independent kid, so in case that I’m all alone in the house, I won’t be bored and can watch all the Betamax tapes that I want - and we got tons of it! Really.

How can I forget Alice in Wonderland? If in high school, I watched Titanic like 5 times in the cinema memorizing all of Rose and Jack Dawson’s lines; this Disney classic, I watched it in our Betamax almost every noontime after school! I really loved its full-colored animation, the enchanting story, and the magic that lies within the Wonderland. I also remember myself crying and feeling sad everytime I'm watching “The Walrus, the Carpenter, and the Oysters”. Oh boy, those poor, innocent little oysters got eaten by that ugly, greedy walrus!

How can I forget all those heavenly Saturdays as I watch all of my favourite shows in Channels 13, 9, 7 & 2 non-stop!: Glo-friends, My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, The Woody Woodpecker Show, Voltes V, Uncle Bob’s Lucky7 Club, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Thundercats, Visionaries, Voltron, He-Man, She-Ra, Transformers, Mask Rider Black, Maskman, Bioman, etc… And of course, that won’t be complete without memorizing and singing along with their theme songs (talk about being linguist at an early age singing all those Japanese songs!)

In November of 1992 our house accidentally caught on fire. It was a tough time for us as we have to start our lives from scratch all over again. Thank God for the provision and we were able to get back with our lives. And of course, there’s just no stopping us from having that SONY experience back again. Years had passed, my dad sent us a package from Kuwait. Guess what, a 27-inch SONY Trinitron WEGA! We were oh so thrilled, our first flat screen TV! Then soon after, he brought with him back home a SONY Handycam! Wow, now we can make our own DVD home movies that we can watch over and over again. It was such a milestone for us, now that every birthday party, family reunions, outings – all can now be recorded into DVD movies that we truly enjoy watching. Even the devastating typhoon “Milenyo” where we experienced for the first time extreme flood in our area - and my first time to drive from Makati City all the way to Quezon province, with typhoon “Frank” heading on his way to Mauban, Quezon were all captured in our SONY Handycam. ( I never imagined I'd be that good in storm-chasing! ) And just recently, we bought a SONY Cybershot W120 digicam, the one that comes with a free KC Concepcion CD, to add more spice in our SONY experience. My officemates really loved it, specially its “Smile Shutter Technology”. Now, everytime we have our lunch-outs, all we get are picture-perfect smiles that are truly priceless.

Every “first” in our lives must be cherished - like this very first blog of mine for my very first time to join an online promo (hahaha!). These are the things that will always hold a special place in our hearts, with memories to last. Our very first SONY Trinitron TV and Betamax will forever remind me of my wonderful childhood - how colorful it is, how cleverness and creativity was instilled in me, and of course, how blessed am I having a father who generously showered his love for me. It definitely gave significance in my life just like the Sony’s World's first Smallest, Lightest and Slimmest Full HD Camcorder: TG1 Handycam, which makes capturing every precious moments easier in real High Definition – because sometimes you don’t just have to watch it, you need to see it, feel it, and then relive it.


1 "katas ng Saudi" - translates to ones fruits of labor in Saudi Arabia
2 OFW - (Overseas Filipino Worker); n: modern-day heroes; highly-skilled, very competitive, World-class workers like no other

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Phase 1of 3 - complete :-)

Now that i have my banner, i'll be preparing my outline and finally, write about my first SONY Experience... yeyyy!!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

hello world?? :-)

yup, my very first blog...

crazy, but it's true. just made one for me to enter the "My First Sony Experience" promo.

so, watch out for my post.. :-)
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