Catching the Elusive Pikachu in Greenbelt 5

IMG_3663Finally, after two weeks of playingg Pokemon Go, my kid and I were able to catch the elusive Pikachu in our weekend PoGo hunting  spree. After a failed attempt last week at Serendra in BGC, we decided to go to Greenbelt in Makati yesterday. And while walking at the 2nd floor of the new Greenbelt 5, with our iPhones in hand, the cutesy yellow Pokemon finally appeared. My 7 year old kid was very excited upon seeing Pikachu and it took him several tries before finally giving his phone to me so that I can catch Pikachu. And so, there you have it. We both finally caught Pikachu.

The bad news is, my daughter who decided to enter a bag shop together with her Mom wasn’t able to catch Pikachu anymore. She was so disappointed and frustrated as we left Greenbelt 5 and decided to drop by BGC before going home. In BGC though, one problem faced by many PoGo players have caught on the three of us —- battery juice! Yup, since we’ve been playing PokemonGo on our respective iPhones since 10 a.m., our phone batteries started dying down. The powerbanks we brought were not help at all. One of them was a solar powered one which couldn’t provide extra battery juice, while the other could only provide 17 battery charge to my son’s iPhone. My wife decided to buy a new power bank in iStudio but unfortunately, the factory charge could only give additional 10% battery juice.

So after a few more minutes of roaming around BGC, we all decided to end our Pokemon hunting and went home. My daughter was still frustrated though. 🙂

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Revisiting this Spot Again


So, I just found myself revisiting this blog again. For no apparent reason I checked the WHOIS entry of this domain and found out that it won’t be expiring until December 2017. It also made me remembered that this domain was created and registered in 2005. This means that it has been in existence for almost 11 years. Wow! If I managed to make this blog popular, I would have been reached by now or at least an A-List blogger like my contemporaries who are now big names in the online world.

Unfortunately, I was not able to do it. And so this blog still remains as it was 11 years ago….NOTHING.

But all is not negative though. Without this blog, I would have not landed some gigs from numerous tech blogs from the U.S. and Australia. Some of these blogs have already folded up while some continues to exists for whatever reasons.

So, where do this blog go from here? Frankly, I have no idea and have no plans either. I just want to write. So the reason for this post. I have one year to decide whether to renew this blog or just let it die a natural death until its expiration in December 2017.

Pokemon Go …

So, what’s keeping me busy these past few days. Well, aside from regularly checking my social media feeds (namely, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) I’m also busy hunting down and trying to catch ’em all …Pokemons!

Yes, this game has definitely conquered not only the Philippines but other countries as well. The latest victim? none other than the U.S. Who knows what’s in store for this game in the coming days…it would be interesting to watch out for. In the meantime, let me just go for now. I’ve got some Pikachu-hunting to do.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Watching the last Vice Presidentiable debate yesterday sealed my choice as to whom should be the rightful person to be the second leader of the Philippines. The queen of last statement of a closing remarks.

During the last VP Debate, she won my heart when she said…

“In this battle, may the best woman wins.”

And then in last night’s VP debate, she made this statement…

“The last woman standing…”

One liners are powerfully convincing, right?

The Philippines need a FATHER who will give justice to his oppressed children. Likewise, the Philippines needs a MOTHER who will never sleep to see to it that her children are ok. That is why the Philippines needs, Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo.

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Trying to revive this small space to make something useful out of it. Also my way of relieving my otherwise boring life from Monday to Friday, between 8-5 pm. Seriously, if I can find a way to get out of this misery, I would have done it a long time ago. Unfortunately, my hands (or my whole body) are tied until the next couple of years.

Enough of these blabbering. So, what’s happening in the Pinoy blogging scene. I guess same old, same old stuff? Bloggers attending media events and enjoying food and freebies. Go home or go to a coffee shop, connect to free WiFi and report about the event. Some things never change, eh?

Oh well.

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With WeChat’s WeReward, all one has to do is make a video/voice call on WeChat and get greatdeals such as Lazada’s Php100 voucher (with no minimum purchase) and Free entrance plus freedrink on your favorite clubbing destinations, Raven and URBN. All these for FREE just by usingWeReward.

Mobile social communications app WeChat is taking the term “reward” to a whole new level with its WeReward program by partnering with some of the Philippine’s biggest brands, like the Philippines’ One-Stop Shopping Destination,; the easiest and most fun online ordering and delivery app, Foodpanda; superclubs Urbn & Raven, and the ultimate in wearables and running apps, Runtastic, to enable its loyal users to take full advantage of their promos without having to pay a centavo!

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You can now use your Smart prepaid or postpaid loads to transact in the iTunes or App Store

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Smart Communications just announced a new service that can be considered as first in the Philippines. This new service is called Pay with Mobile, a pay-with-load service that you can use on iTunes or App Store. With Pay With Mobile service, you can now purchase apps, games, music or movies using your Smart prepaid loads or postpaid loads. If you’ve been using your credit card to pay for those mobile products, well you may stop doing so starting February 16, 2015. That’s when Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile will be enabled.

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