Bluesky, Full of Hope...


Indeed. :)

(Source: staypozitive)



One of safe way of “Paputok” around…
You can download DOH mp3 version of the of different kind of “paputok” sounds here:
http://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/World%27s%20Safest%20Firecracker.zip

Have a fun, great, memorable and safe “New Year” that is free of accidents :))
*You may save your fingers too* 

Photo from Google Images



Ipagpatawad Mo by Julien Drolon’s new video with Venus Raj.

Hear and watch it :)

(Source: youtube.com)




Check out Team Grigio’s site and like it :) 

http://www.teamgrigio.tk

Don Bosco Technical College’s Team Grigio shall once again participate in the Shell Eco Marathon Asia to be held in Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on July 2011. They will represent Philippines along with other selected schools.

Shell Eco-Marathon is a competition that gives recognition to a team that can build the most fuel-efficient vehicle. It is held yearly in Europe and America and for the second time this year in Asia. It will be held again in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia on July 6-9, 2011. It will be participated by 124 other teams coming from different Asian countries.


I Phil So Good! - Julien Drolon


Here is a nice new single entitled “Phil So Good” from the JD(Julien Drolon) Band. The song describes the importance, appreciation and beauty of landmarks, culture and other more to promote Philippines. The lyrics is a mix of English and Tagalog or for short “Taglish”.

I am in the Phi-li-ppines, I am in the Phi-li-ppines, I am in the Phi-li-ppines! - I like this part of the song. It makes feel good, well because I love my country - Philippines and the nice tune of the song describes almost all.

Check out the lyrics of the song below:

Phil So Good

By Julien Drolon

Paradise islands, white sand beach

Tropical jungles where tribes still live

Land of Rizal and the guitar strings

Gotta find some time to live it here

I am in the Philippines x 3

And I feel so good, so good

People speak tagalog, sometimes taglish

They love to have fun, they know how to live

With a warm welcome, they will make you feel

Like it is your turn to smile and sing

I am in the Philippines x 3

And I feel so good, so good

comma down selectah…

seat back relax uminum ng beer

itaas ang bote isigaw ang cheers

lay back, while listenin smooth jazz and

feel the cold breeze and keep the wheels blazin

cause all we need is a time to relax

ihanda na ang serbeza lets drink some wapak

sige sige dont stop, non stop ang saya

pag-katapos ng lahat libutin luzviminda

tawagan mo na si jo and i will text julien

hatakin na si joven all over again

cause the best thing in life is life and that’s true

huwag hayaan ang saya lagpasan ka nito

take a zip just a trip and take a deep breath

libutin tiaong gubat all by your self

fiyah grill, cold beer, lay back and chill

watch the daet sunsets thats the thrill

sounds cool huh

I am in the Philippines x 3

And I feel so good, so good

Boracay in summer, I went there twice

Wanna feel colder, go to the rice terraces

Palawan is where I took my love

She wanted a romance under the sun

Surf is the best in Siargao

You can also dance up to Malasimbo

And when I need a break from Manila

I got a secret place that I won’t say to ya

I am in the Philippines x 3

And I feel so good, so good

I am in the Philippines x 3

And I feel so good, so good

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You can check out and hear the song at http://www.facebook.com/jdrolon/posts/214045888609310. Or you can freely download the song (provided in their tumblr page) at http://www.mediafire.com/?67rjnw59ekud7xuDon’t forget to share it with your friends as well. Enjoy!


Here is a brief information about the band:

Singer, songwriter, and former International Reporter are all words that can be used to describe Julien Drolon, but they merely scratch the surface. Drolon is on a mission for peace, and he is using music to promote a cause that is close to his heart. Drolon music style combines pop, reggae, funk, rock and he performs on stage with his talented Filipino band composed by Girlie Capulso on back up vocals, Enzo Queyquep on the guitar, Joseph Duenas on the bass, Leal Nanca on the keyboard and Joven Palencia on the Drums.

The French singer recently played in Hong Kong and mainland China, at Asian music conference, Music Matters Festival, which was held in Hong Kong May 26-29, 2010. He also performed for the opening of the China Music Industry Park – Shanghai on July, 2010. Last summer KISS TV broadcasted the two first videos of Julien in Spain and his videos are currently broadcasted in the Philippines in Channel V and Myx.

Addressing the issue of why he started his career in the Philippines, he responded, “It’s a place that is blessed with amazing musicians that want to collaborate on the making of my album and Filipinos are music lovers”. For his first album, Drolon is working with producers Jack Rufo and Angee Rozul. Julien Drolon’s band will be starting a SM Mall Tour in the Philippines in April and his debut album is due to release on June 12th 2011

Some information and pictures are from Julien Drolon’s Facebook Fan Page, Reverb Nation Page and Tumblr Page. For updates check the provided links.


CD-R King: Low Cost Multimedia E-book Reader

It’s been a while when I haven’t write an article. There’s a lot of things to do in school and at home. I found a time to write this article.

Since I have known the digital electronic book readers ever existed, I’ve always wanted to have one. I would like read a lot of electronic books especially those in Portable Document Format (PDF) although I’m not not that bookworm, I need to read some important things and to learn at. I have a collection of free E-books which is I’ve got in the internet, which I read at times, I’d like reading the printed version of a book rather than in the computer and in the outdoors at times. But since ebook readers ever existed, I’ve wanted one as for portability, less space consumption, power ON then read to go and ease in reading  unlike reading in front of a computer where you may be tempted to open other applications which will not let you concentrate on what you are reading or wait a few minutes to fully be ready after switching the power button.

A brief history of E-book from Wikipedia:

Among the earliest general e-books were those in the Gutenberg Project, started by Michael S. Hart in 1971. An early e-book implementation were the desktop prototypes for a proposed notebook computer, the Dynabook, in the 1970s at PARC, which would be a general-purpose portable personal computer, including reading books. Similar ideas were expressed at the same time by Paul Drucker.

  

The first e-book reader that I’ve wanted is the Amazon Kindle, then came a lot of ebooks in the market, then poof the CD-R KING’s 7 inches Multimedia E-Book Reader with a cheap price of Php 3,990.00 which is the cheapest electronic reader I have known so far yet with the specs it is worth it even if haven’t tested it but read some feed backs from the internet. The price will quite exceed your expectations as what others say.

                      

Here are the specifications of the CD-R King 7 inches TFT Multimedia EBook Reader:

  • Screen Size: 7 inch TFT, 16:9, 800*480
  • Size: 248 (L) x 132 (W) x 11 (H) mm
  • Battery: Built-in Polymer battery 2500mAh
  • Reading: 10 hours
  • Mode of Operation: Button
  • Text: TXT, PDF, HTML, EPUB, FB2,
  • Audio: MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC, AAC, WAV, AC3
  • Image: JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, support scale photo viewing, support lantern slide
  • Video: MKV, AVI, RM, RMVB, MP4, MOV, VOB, DAT, FLV, 3GP, Support H.264 code
  • Support: 720P video player
  • Flash: 2G
  • Card Reader: TF Card, up to 16GB
  • With FM radio function
  • Interface: USB 2.0 x 1
  • Other support time function
  • Supports Calendar function
  • Supports Firmware upgrade
  • Supports Windows SE, Windows ME, WIN2000, XP, Vista, 7 OS

Not bad, you won’t even expect the features for the very low price. By the way the support for OS indicated above means that it can be synced through those Operating Systems and it cannot run those OS by itself. Some added features are its calendar, image, audio, video and FM radio.

                           

Warranty and replacement period:

It has a warranty period of 3 months and a replacement period of 1 week. It also has its own manual: http://www.cdrking.com/downloads/SB-96manual.zip

The product is already available in the CD-R King stores. Come and have an opportunity to have your own multimedia/electronic book reader while the stocks lasts.

Anyone who have bought or used it? Feel free comment/react.


1st National Inter-School Android Challenge

Recently I have joined in the “1st National Inter-School Android Challenge (Building Mobile Social Applications of Tomorrow)” together with my two team-mates - Jan and Brent. Go Team! 

This event is hosted by the Net-Centric Computing Laboratory of De La Salle University College of Computer Studies, together with Google and Globe Telecommunications, Inc.

The primary goal in this contest is that every contestants should make usable or productive applications or games for Android phones. It also motivates students to appreciate, be aware and start to deal with open source applications/products.

The contestants must know Java language and XML, so we have to study to fully understand and implement an app in the Android OS. The OS has it’s own set of functions and features. Need to study an API too for the application that we are developing. A lot things to know and to do.

A screen shot of a default home of an Android 2.2:

By the way, Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as cellular phones, tablet computers and netbooks. Android was developed by Google and is based upon the Linux kernel and GNU software. It was initially developed by Android Inc. (a firm later purchased by Google) and lately broadened to the Open Handset Alliance. (Wikipedia.org)

The official logo of Android OS:


 Here is group shot of the contestants:

Were on La Salle Manila, located in one of their auditorium. I am at the back by the way. Hope we’ll be productive and finish the application before the deadline. Good luck to all the contestants!


Kingston Vogue Contest - 4GB USB Flash Drive

Last August 5, 2010 my 4GB Kingston Vogue USB flash disk had arrived. Though it took almost a month and a half before I receive it after the announcement of winners at their fan page.

Yes, you have read it right, I had joined the contest through their Facebook fan page. Thanks to Mr. Arvin Ello for the info about the contest.

All you need to do is to like their Facebook Fan Page. Just type in your Facebook’s search box “Kingston Insider” or paste this on your address bar: http://www.facebook.com/KingstonAPAC.

Invite friends and you may be a lucky winner of a limited edition Kingston Vogue USB Flash drive. Just check their wall often for the winners. At times there are other special items like Kingston Solid State Hard Drive which is really great! 

After the announcement of winners, if you are also a lucky one, it will take at least a month or more days until the item is delivered right through your door. Yes, it’s free of charge in shipment of the item though patience is a must while waiting.

Here are some shots of the Kingston USB:

At the reverse side, as you can see its a limited edition:

The USB flash drive, its 4GB and has a “KINGSTON VOGUE” design.

The flash drive has a clean look and sleek design. The sliding cover of the usb is a metal.

Well thats all, join the contest and you may also be the next lucky winner of Kingston USB or other Kingston products. Though I’m not really sure if the contest is still on going as of now. Just check it out.



Doodling Doodle

At some time I created a doodle out of nothing much to do and wanted to practice my drawing skills. It happened to be that I am browsing in the internet for doodle drawings and it got me interested. I doodled on a compact disk above, the Windows 7 logo and the other stuff around it. I’ll do other more when I got some other time due to a lot of school activities and other priorities.



Bible verse in the ground - Batulao

In quietness and trust shall be your strength.

-Isaiah 30:15 


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