Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm so Happy

This is the first time a lot of people used an app I built: 100 users after 2+ days. I hope it gets to a 1000. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sino mas pogi?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New look

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Yay! I can now access my Seagate Expansion drive using Windows and Mac OSX using exFAT. exFAT is supported in Mac OSX 10.6.5.

However, after the software update outlined in this page:, the boot-up time of my MacBook increased to more than two-folds (more than a minute). Luckily Pael pointed me to the "Repair Disk Permission" step which I think fixed the problem. Just go to Disk Utility -> Select the drive -> Click on "Repair Disk Permission". And I think it fixes the problem. The machine is now booting up in less than 30 seconds I think...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Friday, December 10, 2010

Bada Bada

This is a first!
First time I really put in a lot of time designing a UI.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

I have updated my wish list

- classic the flash t-shirt
- classic green lantern t-shirt
- CK One
Casio wrist watch
- Android phone
- Sneakers
- Upuan

It's been a while

Since it's been a while since I wrote something into this blog, I'll try to run-down highlights of what happens to be my exciting life as a bum, broke (I had to ask for baon from my mother yesterday) technopreneur wannabe, *insert adjective here* educator and, for the lack of a better term, "not-so-good" MS student. And just so that I have a note when I look at this again in the future, right now, I'm really excited with what we're doing at Infini. Ever since I resigned from my work as hardware engineer at Canon (or even before), I wanted to be part of a start-up company and contribute something big. Whether we succeed in this venture or not, *insert some positive thing here like I*. I can't concentrate with doing thesis stuff anymore during the times I assign as thesis hours because I always think about Pasagoods, our future direction, etc. Which brings me to another thing, I NEED (vs. want) to finish my thesis soon. Im an into my fourth year this year and maximum residency in UP is five years. Adding to the pressure is me being an ERDT scholar, which means I have to finish this, or else! (I think I'd have to pay quite a sum of money if I don't. Sometimes I daydream that someday people will describe as "the MS dropout who did this and that..." ala Bill Gates, Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Steve Jobs. My permanency of being an Ateneo faculty is also at stake. I'm only teaching part-time this semester because maximum evaluation period for an Ateneo faculty is 3 years and I'm into my third year already and haven't obtained my MS degree yet. Luckily our department chair was very supportive in that he sort of used the "part-time" loophole so that this semester won't count as part of the 3-year evaluation period.

Anyway, last month I got my MacBook. What can I say about it? It looks good. The apple logo lights up. Nice to use. Cameh hates it (actually only those Steve Jobs fanboys/girls). I am so amazed by the four finger swipe up-down which does this:
Swipe down

Swipe up

I hate that I have to press 3 buttons though just to get a screenshot (4 when I don't want to automatically generate a jpeg file)

I got to visit baguio for the second time in my life for the faculty R&R (I have vague memories of the first). 

I look *insert description* here

I, together with friends also almost died. Or so we thought... We went into this beach/island hopping adventure to Pundaquit, Zambales. Our first stop was Nagsasa cove. I practically slept on the sand the whole time except to eat lunch and when we had to trek to go to the falls. We took a short dip on the "waterfall." This is a photo of me on the supposed waterfall.

When we got back, we were off to our next destination: Capones island. 

The ride was bumpy because of the large waves. And about 30 minutes into the journey, the exciting part happened. Our boat capsized... Actually, before that, Marc got extremely sea sick and vomited (a lot). The engine stopped because of too much water going into the boat. And when the koia was restarting the engine, a huge wave synched with the momentum of his pull causing the boat to capsize. Time was 4:20 PM. Nobody panicked (a lot) except that some of us forgot to save our belongings. Only Marc and Daniel were able to recover their bags. Jason's and my bag were later recovered because they floated, while unfortunately, Zyra's was completely gone. First attempt at getting rescued was to call using our cellphones. Daniel's phone worked initially but there was no answer from 117. After a couple of attempts, the phone decided to die probably because of it being wet. koia, filled with negativity informs us, "naku, wala nang dumadaan masyado dito, lahat yan galing ng Anawangin."(Anawangin was along the shore, while Capones was up there, away from it) We waited for a while for a boat to show up, and there were boats. Unfortunately, because we were too far away from their paths, they were not able to see us. A couple more passed by but they don't hear us shouting: "HELPPP!!!", "TOLLLOONGG!!!", "HOOOOYYYY!!!" So our strategy was to keep paddling and swimming towards the shore while still holding on to the capsized boat (which was still floating by the way) so that there would be a greater chance for boats passing by to see us. Being the pasikat that I am, I considered swimming by myself to get closer to the path taken by most boats. I after all attended an advanced swimming class last year in UP and felt a little confident about my skills. I informed the group at some point that I will try. After 20 or so meters away from the boat, I got scared. If we were going to float there overnight or if we were going to die there or get eaten by sharks, It'd be much nicer if I were with friends than all by myself. I find it funny afterwards, but I was really more concerned of getting eaten by sharks than dying of drowning/dehydration. (I watched the original Jaws when I got back at my "pad"). Somehow, the paddling and pushing the boat worked and after more than an hour, one of the boats passing by noticed us. Jason and Zy credits the umbrella which we were waving in the air. We were mocking that umbrella earlier that day. However, the scare does not end. The boat which found us was too small and it to go back to the shore to get help. What followed was a long 30-40 minute wait. We were very concerned that it would get dark (and it did) and they were going to have a difficulty finding us. Luckily, a lone boat was able to do so. We were concerned that this single boat might also capsize. koia also wanted to save the capsized boat so we first had to struggle with putting it in the "uncapsized" position (this will facilitate pulling compared to when if it is in the capsized position). "Buhay bago bangka!", exclaimed Daniel who is now impatient of the koias. Good thing, another boat came to the rescue. We got into this boat and left for the shore while we felt sorry for the koias because they still had to recover the capsized boat. When we were leaving our original boatman was still in the water, recovering the small pieces of wood used as divider I think. During this time, it was already dark at about 6:20 in the evening. I wanted to cry on the way back (but tears didn't fall). If a movie about my life will ever be made, I'd like my character to be crying in this scene (para madrama).

And so, that was the story of our zambales adventure. What's the damage? A LOT.
Zyra lost her bag which contained a cellphone (ericson w910i), a camera (sony h20), wallet with almost 6000 cash, atms and credit cards, 3 USB sticks, IDs, favorite bra and panty, new Nike t-shirt, pyjamas, slipper, make-up kit, towel, casio watch. Even if Daniel recovered his bag, he still lost a few stuff because his bag opened while we were floating. He lost 2 cellphones a Samsung Galaxy Spica and a low-end Nokia phone. Marc was also able to save his bag but threw the "cheap" contents (umbrella, slippers, towel, short, belt, shorts, camera shirt, 3 boxer briefs, coin purse, etc.) away (which he later on found to be quite funny and stupid. hehe). His e63 also got lost because his bag opened. The worst thing though is his Canon DSLR got soaked and when he asked for repair quotations, it amounted to 45K, almost as expensive as a newer model. I on the other hand lost my cellpone, wallet with 1K and a couple of atms and point cards and my slippers from Vienna.

We were not very sad though:
(us the day after at the resort taken using my laptop)
To life:

So there... When I got back, I had to attend the Ignatian Spirituality in Education Workshop. 

It's a requirement for permanency in Ateneo. I'm not a devout Catholic but I find the teachings/methods of Ignatius to be very reasonable and I feel that even if we were in a convent, they are not forcing their god on me. They were also very cool. Our bartender on the first night serving tequila sunrise, margarita, bloody mary, kamikaze, etc. is a father-to-be. I'm also very happy because I finally got that picture with Fr. Ben.

Whew! This is my longest blog entry ever. I was assigned to write the blog entry about the Zambales adventure and made a lot of excuses before I could write this. Writing it before was like doing my thesis in UP. There were so many ways I wanted to write the story and eventually I came up with none (until this). Maybe there is a lesson to be learned. 

Maybe you were wondering why there are *insert XXXX here*... Answer is: I can't think of what to put in those portions. Steve Jobs said "real artists ship." I'm not an artist but I ship(deploy/release) this blogpost with missing phrases. If I delay further, I might not publish this blog at all. So Pasagoods guys, let's ship this week and just improve it on the next version... (I don't have a plan of improving this blog entry though). :P

Sunday, October 17, 2010

sem break schedule

October 25-27: Faculty R&R
October 30-31: ECCE Junior faculty + Zyra outing
November 04/05: Enchanted Kingdom

to do:
- Thesis Proposal (pa rin)
- Pasagoods Implementation

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Friday, October 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Real Time
Location Based Services
The Urban Entrepreneur
Flash Sales
Behavior & Transactions

Thursday, September 9, 2010

o giliw ko

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

la luz

next week ulit!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

when I was a tiny tiny creature

I hope my HS and college friends would upload more of these...

1st year HS

4th year HS

Friday, August 27, 2010



Monday, August 23, 2010

Baldy (August 23)

shet! Grabe na pala kapanutan ko...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Map to Reyes Gym

Click the map to view full image.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Win a Free Boracay Vacation Package by WOW Philippines Travel Agency

WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. is celebrating it's 5th year in business during July of 2010, and we would like you to have a chance to celebrate with us, so we have decided to give-away a FREE Boracay Package complete with 3 Star accommodations at the luxurious Artista Boracay Resort on Boracay Island. The lucky winner will win the following Boracay vacation package.

Vacation Package Inclusions:
- 5 Days / 4 Nights Luxury 3 Star Accommodations at the Artista Boracay Resort
- Flights to Boracay from Manila to Caticlan Airport on Philippine Airlines
- Island Transfers - Door-to-Door from Manila to the resort and back to Manila Domestic Airport
- Three (3) Meals each day, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Boracay Activities - Horseback Riding, Island Hopping, Glass Bottom Boat

Read More Information: 

Thursday, August 12, 2010


None of my apps won... :((
25KPHP x 3 is still a good consolation prize though.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Best game so far

9 pts.
2/9 2FG
1/3 3FG
2/4 FT
8 Rebs.
2 Ass.
2 Stls.
Very fun team.
The six players who played had enough touches and attempts (rod:12, king:18, guiller:11, bojay:14, oka:12, aj:14).
Our FG-% just sucked at 18.5%. haha

Complete stats at:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

this is not the type of nerd I ought to become...

globe android challenge

Good thing the download site for the Globe Android Challenge was still up. The three apps I developed are Breadcrumbs, Stalker and Eventation. The announcement of winners and awarding ceremony is on the 11th at Le Bistro Vert in Makati. Wish me luck! :-)

Monday, August 2, 2010

career high

Nope! It's not about our recent MAAI (aka MPG) basketball game (where I was scoreless the whole game). It's the amount of time I spent at the mall this morning/afternoon. I left the house at around 11AM and got home almost 9PM. I ate breakfast(1130@Shakey's), lunch(3PM@Taco Bell) and dinner (730PM@Paotsin) there. Although I would have to note that two hours were spent watching Evelyn Salt... But that's still SIX hours of walking! I got a pair of shoes (chippang@1200PHP), an ID "holder" and a shirt for bb. baboy.

On a side note, I was supposed to get the bright yellow shoes from Umbro which I was already thinking of buying a few weeks back. I also had the thought of getting it when I saw it last weekend after watching the epic loss of Ateneo to La Salle. Today, I had to go to olympic village(the only store which has it) twice before deciding to try it on. While the sales guy was getting my size, I realized I'm too old for this shoes. I had an adidas with the same color back when I was in second/third year college. It was my favorite shoes of all time. The Skechers shoes beside it looked mature (and looked a lot like my two current butas-butas shoes). For a split second I thought "Ito na nga lang."... Until I saw the price. It's a bit expensive for my kuripot budget.  Luckily, I overheard a lady saying that it looked a lot like the World Balance shoe at the department store... To cut the long story short, I got a World Balance because it was cheap, looked like the Skechers, and I thought the yellow shoes was not for my age. But next time, I'd still buy the bright yellow one... If I have cash that is... :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MAAI Sched

Saturday (July 31)
6:05 PM
North Greenhills
Dark vs. Team Fonte

Saturday (August 07)
6:25 PM
Club 650
Dark vs. Team Lim

Sunday (August 15)
12:00 PM
Light vs. Team Morales

Sunday (August 22)
6:25 PM
Reyes Gym
Light vs. Team Wadal

NEGA at North Greenhills Map. Yung green yung North yung red yung NEGA. click the image para lumaki...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Baby John's Baptismal

AdMU-La Salle Game#1

It was a heart breaking loss. Nonetheless, I'm very happy. LOLing and ROFLing on this photo:

Monday, July 19, 2010

UAAP Ticket Selling Guidelines


Ticket Selling Schedule:
Thursday Game: Tuesday 9 am until supplies last
Saturday Game: Wednesday 9 am until supplies last
Sunday Game: Thursday 9 am until supplies last

The Blue Eagle Gym ticket selling managed by the University Athletics Office will sell only to the following:
Grade School students, parent representing child, faculty and staff.
High School students, parent representing child, faculty and staff.
Ateneo Professional Schools students, faculty and staff
Central Administration staff

Strictly NO PROXY

The College Athletics Office will sell tickets to the Loyola Schools students, graduate students, faculty and staff.

Please present the following identification cards prior to purchasing:
For Grade School/High School/Ateneo Professional Schools students, faculty and staff: Ateneo I.D.
For Grade School/High School parent representing their child: Child’s Ateneo I.D. and parent's government-issued I.D.
For Central Administration staff: Ateneo I.D.
For alumni of the Ateneo de MANILA : Alumni card or any government-issued I.D.

Strictly 2 tickets ONLY per person.
a. Alumni parent + representing the child = 2 tickets only.
b. Parent representing 2 or more children = 2 tickets only.


1. Please follow selling days mentioned above. Numbers for the ticket selling will be issued starting 7:00 AM in the Blue Eagle Gym Ticket Booth.
Proper Identification mentioned above must be provided.
Only Grade School/High School students, parent representing child, faculty and staff; Alumni of the Ateneo de Manila University; Ateneo Professional Schools students, faculty and staff; and Central Administration staff may avail of the tickets.
2. Be sure to be in your designated seats by 6:00 PM. Ticket selling will commence at exactly 7:00 PM.
a. Strictly NO PROXY.
b. Present your I.D. along with your number. Please use the same I.D. you presented to get the number.
3. Other rules mentioned above will apply.

Sunday, July 18, 2010