Sunday, October 14, 2007

You are an angry drunk

You let your problems get to you when you are drunk more than any other time. You drink to escape reality, but instead, you become bogged down with all of your problems. To avoid this, try drinking only socially, and only if you are having a good day.

Take this quiz at

Samsung SGH-E740
Mobile Phone

Aside from the standard phone functions of sending and receiving calls, e-mail and SMS/MMS messages, the E740 boasts of good quality acoustics and carries about 30MBs worth of onboard memory as well as a MicroSD slot for memory expansion. Its music player supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, MPEG 4 and WMA file formats so there’s little or no concern when synchronizing it with your desktop Windows Media Player via the device’s unified proprietary USB/headset/charger port. It comes with eight Java games, including trial versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and, interestingly, the highly addictive Paris Hilton’s Diamond Quest.

The 2.0-megapixel camera comes equipped with a 5x zoom and produces decently clear images. It also allows you to shoot videos, though, of course, videos in that kind of resolution can only do so much in terms of quality– thus all the snowing and pixelation brought by shaky handling. The Voice Recorder can pull in an hour’s worth of recording with clear audio and, in addition, you can even record audio clips from its FM radio for later playback.

The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, and involves accessing number-assigned controls and its scroll wheel. Only thing is that the scroll wheel, which you can operate by either pressing it four-way or sliding your finger around it, is overly sensitive. This is a sticky challenge because accidental thumb contact can make you miss the mark and activate some other function instead. But it does get better once you get the hang of it. From accessing menus to feature setups, animations abound its every nook and cranny. When making a call, an animated black pen appears, writing each number on a notepad (other dialpad options are available), while composing a text message lets you include melodies, emoticons and pictures, and allows up to eight lines of text.

The model we tested was hewn in pale silver hard plastic and the upper half has a glossy metallic faceplate, which gives it a classy appearance, but not after much handling since it doesn’t look very good with fingerprints on it or on the screen. Sliding the phone open reveals the number keypad that, while lacking in spacing between buttons, are large enough not to fumble through even when in a hurry to make a call or type a message. And speaking of ergonomics, the E740’s compact dimensions (97x46x16.8mm) make it considerably thin for a slider. So when this phone is resting comfortably in your palm, the dedicated music and camera buttons on the right side are easily thumb operable and the volume settings (on the left side) by both the index and the middle fingers.

For more reviews, pick up the latest issue of PCWorld-Philippines, or visit the PCW Web site.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

I'm a Talent!

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

Talent: 56%
Lifer: 38%
Mandarin: 38%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.


Now this says a lot. Asteg a. naks. And it's cool that one of the avatars for being the TALENT is TORI AMOS, don't care much about Leonardo diCaprio though.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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During the latter part of my stay at the favorite venue of my call center life, I was transferred to another account and had to undergo initial training a second time and another product specs training. So I was again a part of a new class and expected a little that the class
, like most classes that I've been a part of, would be divided into groups, or in teenybopper terms, "cliques." There would, of course, be the group of opinionated extroverts who are self-proclaimed big wigs in the room and who everybody possibly listens to; and then there are the brainy bastards, the angsty, artistic silent-types, basta you get the idea.

I was wrong. The entire class bonded like one solid group. Everyone was extroverted, some were more quiet and distanced at times, but introverted nevertheless. And wherever we went, whatever topic on the table and whoever was speaking in front, humor mostly came first and laughed hard we would. We loved every moment of the training and even when we got to the production floor, the friendship stayed.

Of course there's the outcast. We tried to befriend her, but her weirdness factor had gone so haywire it sort of wordlessly begs for her to be ignored and she would short circuit every now and then...anyone from my class would know who this is.... HA HA HA ....

In this particular picture is Mimay, one of my closest friends who I lovingly call Tinapay. We, along with Brian, who we failed to give a rhyming nickname, went to a couple of band gigs in Mayric's and Dish. Believe it or not, I actually had a caller on the line when Mimay walked by with her camera phone, we just posed and I went back to my caller.

Monday, April 30, 2007

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Here's a strip out of Pol Medina Jr.'s Pugad Baboy. Unofficially colored by yours truly.

I've idolized the dude since high school, which is why I did most of my artworks in pen and ink.

Too bad the that, for some reason, the officia site is no longer up. I wonder why. He's probably too busy with work, heard he's working for a beer company's advertising/marketing division.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Our cable service provider sucks ass! I was trying to catch every episode of HEROES on RPN9, I heard that AXN's also showing the series but their episodes are way in advance and I wanted to catch the early episodes so I can follow the show's proper sequence. But a couple of weeks ago, there seem to be a problem with the cable's reception and when things cleared out, we only have like four channels you can actually watch and a handful of the foreign language ones. Unfortunately, neither RPN nor AXN are in those. Darnit.

And we still do not have landline telephone service. It started before the Holy Week when I was staying over at Mandaluyong. When I got home I thought the phone company have cut our service because we may have forgotten to pay the bill. But I found the recently paid receipt. And so I assumed that the phone unit may have been busted. But apparently, the entire subdivision doesn't have service. I have yet to find out what the hell's wrong, so for the meantime I am disconnected from the rest of the world. Oh and it's not PLDT.

Summer is in full-swing and people are flocking them beaches. I'm not a beach person and so I am at home most of the time and involuntarily soak all the sun from under the shades of our avocado tree.

Right. Like I need more sun with my already ridiculously dark complexion!

I really hate the fucken heat. I sweat like hell, heat sores appear all over my skin (which is why I brutally call summer my galis-aso season) and living on a mountainside area like Angono, Rizal sort of magnifies the heat by 50% since geographically we're closer to the sun. And it also sucks that my allergic rhinitis keeps on erupting every now and then, I sneeze like four times in a row and I can actually feel my energy levels dropping.

So in my efforts to combat the heat, I constantly have a glass or a bottle of iced water with a couple of ice cubes floating on top (which would melt in less than three minutes). I would also bathe two to three times a day, put my fan on full blast and do my best not to go out of the house. Unfortunately, these things do absolutely nothing to alleviate the heat. Blast this fucken heat!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Here is a DORA the Explorer spoof from Saturday Night Live's TV Funhouse. I was in hysterics laughing my lungs out. Believe me Robert Smigle is a comedy genius!

Watch and enjoy!

NOW this is one literally action-packed vid! This went beyond my coolness scale.


Your Porn Star Name Is...

Charlie Cumalot