Thursday, August 23, 2012

Make your dreams come true with CloudCrowd!

Are you always online on Facebook or 9gag? Or you're a budding blogger who wanted to earn online? Then you must read this, because this will be an opportunity for you to reach your dreams. You wanted to buy a new phone but you don't have enough money or you wanted to buy that cool gadget that you really want but there's no way that you can buy it or you wanted to help your parents pay your tuition fee? Then I had a solution for that problem.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Love Tacloban: The bridge for Waraynons worldwide

I Love Tacloban is a Facebook page which serves as a bridge to all Waraynons online. The online community first started on April 21, 2010 but for some reasons, the page has been dissolved. A second page was created on August 2010 and has been active since its start. The page continues to serve Waraynons online. The people behind the page is also active offline and ever since the page started and became known in Tacloban, the page also provide charity works for the poor.

I Love Tacloban profile picture [source]

Monday, August 20, 2012

Movie Review: Hachi, A Dog's Tale (2009)

Hachiko is an Akita dog, he is the most remembered dog in Japan because of his never dying loyalty to his deceased owner. The story of Hachiko touched millions of people worldwide. The first adaptation of the faithful dog's story was in 1987 titled "HachikĊ Monogatari" (The Tale of Hachiko), the tragic true story of Hachiko became known widely in Japan after its premiere. Twenty-two years later, the story of Hachiko has been adapted into an American film and was brought worldwide. The american adaptation was titled "Hachi: A Dog's Tale".

Japanese theatrical release poster [source]

Gloc 9's Sirena already on the top spot of MYX Daily countdown

In just three days, Gloc 9's Sirena already topped the MYX countdown. "Sirena" is a song which tackles gay issues. The track wants to create a social awareness about the struggles of a gay person in our society. The music video shows that gays are being discriminated. In which some parents beat down their gay children because they can't accept them.

Promotional banner for Sirena. [source]

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Movie Review: Kung Fu Dunk (2008)

If you enjoyed the film Shaolin Soccer, you should also watch this film even though this movie is all about basketball with a twist of kung fu. Kung Fu Dunk was originally titled "Slam Dunk" because it was based on the highly-acclaimed anime "Slam Dunk" even though there is no connection with it aside from the sports basketball.

 Promotional poster for the live-action
film Kung Fu Dunk, the original poster
used the title "Slam Dunk".

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Eraserheads: One Last Time Concert

Finally, Eraserheads will perform in the Philippines after their North American tour. The event will be hold at The Big Dome (Smart Araneta Coliseum) on December 1, 2012 but wait, don't be excited because this concert is too good to be true. Why? Because it is just a HOAX. The group will never perform again for their fans based here in the Philippines.

Movie Review: The Ring Virus (1999)

This is my first movie review so I hope that you would like it. During my high school years I spend time watching horror movies in cable tv especially the Chinese horror films. But now I forgot some of those movies. Well, here's a thriller-horror-suspense film which features another version of the hit Japanese horror movie The Ring.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Limsanity: Alfredo Lim's memes goes viral

We all know Mayor Lim, he is the incumbent mayor of Manila. He used to be a senator, a police officer, and a NBI Director. Few days ago, the "Dirty Harry of Manila" is used in memes for those annoying and funny pictures. Well, it all started with this photo:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ryo Saeba is the best City Hunter

Kdrama fanatics know what City Hunter is and they know that Johny Lee is the City Hunter. The fact is, Johnny Lee is the Korean City Hunter, while Jackie Chan and Mr. Mumble is the Chinese and Cantonese version of the City Hunter. But the real and the original City Hunter was an anime character and his name is Ryo Saeba, Tokyo's mightiest sweeper.

3 in 1 Concert: Callalily, Side-A and K Brosas

Experience three different acts in one night. The classic Filipino band Side-A will be accompanied by the pop rock band Callalily and comedienne-singer K Brosas. It will be 4 hours of romance (Side-A), rock (Callalily) and comedy (K Brosas) that will happen in the city of dreams, Dubai.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Four years after "Your Universe", Rico Blanco is back with a new album

After his album "Your Universe" released in 2008. Rivermaya's former front man Rico Blanco now brings us to another universe in which his music continues to evolve. The singer/songwriter's new album is entitled "Galactik Fiestamatik".

Monday, August 13, 2012

Personal Survival Technique on NMP

Personal Survival Technique or PST is part of Basic Safety Training. The STCW 95 Code, requires every aspiring seafarer to take the Basic Safety Training Course. BST is composed of 4 modules/courses indicated in STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4. Basic Safety Training is a 5 day course (depends on training centers) which includes theory/lectures, assessments and actual training. This course must be renewed every 5 years, or under certain conditions.

Seaman's Book Requirements for New Applicants

To go on board you need a SIRB (Seaman’s Identification Record Book) or Seaman's Book. We Filipinos can get our Seaman's Book at the MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority)office.

I've been to MARINA a while ago. So I got their latest requirements for the seaman's book. It's different from the requirements listed in the official website of MARINA-8.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wolfgang is back mainstream with their single "Sandata"

Wolfgang is a Filipino heavy metal band formed on 1992. They are notable for being the only band to release albums internationally (Japan and U.S.). The band went on hiatus in 2002, but reunited after 5 years. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Japanese band covers NARDA!

The sound is a bit Japanese, but it's still in tagalog. The Japanese band Uchusentai NOIZ covered the song that once topped the music charts here in The Philippines. Narda is a song originally performed by the pinoy rock band Kamikazee.

Scenic views at National Maritime Polytechnic

This is my first photo-blog. So I hope that you would like the photos that I personally taken.

National Maritime Polytechnic is a world class maritime training facility so I trained their for ten days. Out of boredom, I took some pictures. Well, most of the pictures here are shots of the famous bridge, San Juanico.

Friday, August 10, 2012

National Maritime Polytechnic Training Schedule for July-December 2012

National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) is the leading maritime training center for FilipinosThe training center objectives is to produce highly competitive seafarers for local and international maritime jobs. NMP is located in Cabawalan, Tacloban City near the San Juanico Bridge. 

Photo taken at the front of NMP.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Eraserheads North American Concert finally confirmed

An official teaser by graphic designer,
JP Cuison,  for "Team Eraserheads".

Here's the update of my post about the Eraserheads Reunion Concert:

It's only a speculation then but finally the rumor is true. Once again, Eraserheads will reunite and this is finally confirmed. Ely Buendia, Marcus Adoro, Buddy Zabala and Raimund Marasigan will share the podium again but however this will only happen in North America.

Eraserheads has been the most influential OPM band in the '90s. Their greatest hit includes, Alapaap, Pare Ko, Ligaya and Ang Huling El Bimbo (which made them acquire the Moon man trophy of MTV Asia). They are considered the Beatles of the Philippines then, their fans will finally be able to see and hear them play again.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Civil Service Exam Reviewer

Passing the Civil Service Exam will give you oppurtunity to apply for a government position. There are two classifications in a Civil Service exam, the professional and the sub-professional.

Julie Anne San Jose's first success on MYX Countdown

We all know that it's rare for a kapuso artist to topped in MYX's Daily Top 10 but last day Japs acquired the top spot in the countdown not only in the daily countdown but also in the weekly Pinoy Myx Countdown replacing Callalily's Minsan on the top spot and followed by PNE's Bagsakan.

Parokya ni Edgar still the best: Bagsakan II enters the countdown

Bagsakan II's success shows that PNE still have the charisma to the mass. They've been a band more than a decade. They started in 1993 in Ateneo de Manila. PNE has different musical genres from poprock to alternative rock. They provide novelty in most of their songs.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Callalily is back with their rendition of "Minsan"

Callalily is a poprock band started in mid-2000s. Their hit single "Magbalik"  of the album Destination XYZ became a doorway for them to acquire fame in the OPM industry. Their other single includes "Take my Hand", "Stars", "Pasan" and "Susundan".

Their singles Gabay, Nananaginip and Liwanag of the album "Callalily" also make it to the charts. Callalily were composed of A.K.L.A.T. but in 2010, their drummer Alden Acosta leave the band to focus in his studies and to become a drummer for a new band.  Lemuel Belaro replaced Alden as a drummer. The other three continued their role, Tatsi for lead guitar, Aaron Ricafrente for the bass and Kean Cipriano for the vocals and guitar.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

When Eraserheads, Francis M. and Rivermaya are in the same stage

Here's a rare video of the top artists then in one stage. They are considered  as the Big 3 of OPM then because of their contribution to the OPM industry.

During the '90s, OPM has a great demand in every Filipinos. Everyone wanted OPM songs, mostly youths. It was a great era then, in which OPM reach it's golden period. In every radio station you will hear some Eheads songs or Rivermaya songs.

Then Francis M. introduced a new genre that will be easily accepted by Filipinos, this is the combination of rap and rock. He's songs became an instant hit in the charts these include Mga Kababayan Ko.