Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Manila Toasts Johnnie Walker's Voyager Yacht arrival

Johnnie Walker and Son's Voyager yacht was Manila's toast
Eighty years ago, the iconic Johnnie Walker and Sons whiskey yacht, and the only one in the world, visited Old Manila. Back then, Manila was a cosmopolitan port city, the toast of the Pacific because of its wonderful European style houses and structures and unique charms.

Now, Manila is its old self, but struggling towards modernization. Gone are those iconic houses, and in lieu, high rise buildings and modern structures befitting a city that is trying to get away from its old self.

Johnnie Walker's second coming celebrates Manila's re-awakening, from the dark days of poverty and despair, to a wonderful, wonderful new world of modernity. Voyager, the iconic whiskey yacht that visited Manila eighty years ago, has come back. Like before, Johnnie Walker invited Manila's creme dela creme for a fun-filled night full of exquisite whiskeys. Yep.

The Voyager's arrival is a testament of how the world now regain Manila and the Philippines---as a rising star of modernization in the world.

I was fortunate to be invited in this event. Johnnie Walker's yacht is docked infront of Oceana, at the Mall of Asia. What was once a drab back of Oceana, was transformed into a 20s replica bar, complete with twentish dancers dancing the 1920's hit music.

Of course, aside from the pika-pikas, Johnnie Walker whiskeys poured like water all throughout the night. The event was spec-ta-cu-lar!

Johnnie Walker also unveiled their newest creation---the Odyssey. The Odyssey is inside a special bottle that moves like the waves of the ocean. Wow.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Why is Noynoy apathetic?

Every single day I leave my house to work for my family. The monthly earnings I get doing marketing communications give my family the convenience they enjoy. However, lately, I see my monthly take insufficient to even feed my two twins.

This is unfortunate, and revelatory at the same time. Unfortunate because there is nothing you can do. You can't  ignore the cries of a hungry baby, can you? You just need to fork out that money. Nothing you can do. They can't feed on bananas. 

Revelatory because you think what will happen to them five or ten or twenty years from now? If now, things are skyrocketing and you really cannot do anything, what about them, what will happen to them?

Is the future so bleak that only darkness one sees in the future? If the people right now cannot seem to buy what they need to survive, then, what will happen? 

I shudder the thought of a hungrier world, while a few amass wealth, honor and dignity as a person. 

Hunger and poverty dehumanizes man. What will happen to my kids in the future? I just hope that I am still around when they graduate college. The thing is, will they ever, given the rising tuition fees and salaries remain as is?

If I am trying to make ends meet, how about those millions who walk along the streets of Manila, hungry and jobless? 

I shudder at the thought of a family required to earn 100,000 per month just to survive? I'm earning that much now, and still, unable to satisfy the requirements of my family.

I don't accept the explanation given by this government that they are helpless in doing something about rising oil, fuel, electricity, water and food stuffs? If they are helpless, what is now the reason for us, having a government? If government is helpless, then, it is useless. What do we do about it?

I know it's really a simple thing to explain these things. The reason why Noynoy is apathetic is the fact that he does not have a family to feed. He's a care-free guy who enjoys his wealth, his women and power. That explains why he cannot seem to understand why we demand him to work his ass off to solve these food problems.

Next time, do elect someone who understands the plight of the poor. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grieving Father holds dead child in Typhoon Sendong aftermath

As a dad, I empathize with my fellow indio for this. How to explain this? What caused this? A few minutes ago, this child was alive, being taken cared of by his father. Now, she's dead. Quo vadis? How do we explain human suffering? This photo should remind us of one father's grief, and the other's walang paki attitude.

Pnoy will never understand his grief. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Always and Forever--for the twins of my youth

The twins of my life
I would like to share with you photos of my twins. I named the first, Adelaide while the second, Alyssa. It's always fun taking care of them.

Adelaide seems to be the serious type while Alyssa seems to be no cares of the world. She slogs off, feeds, smiles, then, sleeps. Adelaide is always conscious of the things occurring around her.

They're both cute and cuddly. And they always fight for food. Alyssa is heavier than Adelaide by a few pounds, that's why Adelaide wants to catch up. However, my wife seems unable to provide them enough time. In the photo above, Alyssa is the one on the left while Adelaide is on the right.

Let me share with you a song which rightfully describes how much I love my twins. It's called "Always and Forever" by the Heatwave.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

2012 Global Economy will still worsen--Wiedemer

Robert Wiedemer, the prophet economist which predicted the great global crisis that now affects the US and the entire world. Wiedemer says 2012 will not be different from this year. Fact is, the economy worsen and will lead to crashes in the stock market.

As a dad, with two more babies this year, I am deathly worried. Survival in the capitalist jungle means eating someone alive while letting others eat others for you. That's the very concept of capitalism.

Wiedemer says two more bubbles will burst in the US economy--the US and government debt bubble will burst by 2013.

What is the effect of this bubble bursts in our economy? Well, the Philippines is a major exporter in the United States. Obviously, household spending has slowed down this year and will still continue to slow down by 2012. When spending slows down, it affects the export industries, especially in our case when we export more non-food products than food or agricultural products.

Likewise, our currency is pegged with the US dollar. If the dollar bubble burst, it will surely impact on ours.

Fact is, we are now feeling the effects of such an economic problem right now. Spending in the Philippines is also down significantly. People are spending less and less, a problem in a consumerist economy such as ours.

I would not want to give you a pessimistic scenario let Wiedemer do it for me. Watch this video link: http://w3.newsmax.com/a/aftershockb/videonc.cfm?PROMO_CODE=CACB-1

Monday, December 5, 2011

Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 --Daddy's Tool in Protecting My kids against online threats

Trend Micro does not slow you down
One of the things that, as a parent, I always remind myself of, is protect my kid's eyes against porn. Accessing porn sites is one of the easiest things a child can do with a computer. Getting into porn sites is dangerous. First, it exposes your child to sensitive things which he is still completely not suited to learn of. And second, it exposes your personal computer from malware.

That is completely why parents should choose their security system very closely. Many of today's online security software do not have or provides less protection against porn sites. 

Not with Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Editiion Maximum Security 2012. For the past couple of days I've been using this top-notch security system and I am completely amazed by its powerful features and superb capabilities.

It works perfectly fine for a very active internet user like me. I mean, I devote 90% of my waking hours staring at the computer. My needs are way beyond the needs of an ordinary online user, being a blogger and a professional as well.

I can't afford using a lemon for a security system.

Before I was even convinced of Trend Micro's amazing cloud edition maximum security 2012 software, I was able to interview several of their officials here. Fleishman-Hillard invited me to the event. The event was about the latest and the newest security threats online.

“Trend Micro is committed to empowering online users and their families to live their digital lives to the fullest, without fear or hesitation,” said Jefferson Lat, country sales manager, Trend Micro.  “As consumers continue to take advantage of all the Internet has to offer, we continue our commitment to enhancing the protection our products provide. Our innovative cloud approach has enabled us to proactively defend our customers’ online experience. Now we are adding up-to-the-minute features such as social media and mobile protection to ensure all aspects of the digital lifestyle can be made secure.”

With a "set-and-forget" user interface, Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 harnesses the power of the cloud and provides up-to-the-minute protection and proactively stops threats before they reach the consumer. It protects everything from family photographs to family finances; online shopping to Facebooking; mobile computing to game-playing – no matter whether the preferred device is a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, or a fully-loaded gaming PC.  

“While smartphones and social networks are becoming increasingly popular, users should be aware that their heavy usage has made them likely targets of security threats,” said Myla Pilao, Director for Core Technology at TrendLabs, the threat surveillance and research arm of Trend Micro. “A seemingly harmless wall post from a friend, a video shared by an online contact, or an instant message from a colleague can potentially lead to an attack. Mobile threats include worms and spyware that track users’ Web activity and location, make charges via SMS messages, and more. In the last six months, we have observed a fourteen-fold increase of malware targeting Android smartphone users.”

A new feature in Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 is a tool that visually identifies safe and malicious links on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The software also offers mobile security for smartphones and tablets, including robust tools for Android devices with Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for Android™ Personal Edition and file and folder synchronization and backup through Trend Micro™ SafeSync™ online service.

Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 is powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, providing consumers thorough protection from and rapid response times to emerging threats.  Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ technology has been ranked #1 in protection by three independent labs across 10 individual tests since September 2009.  Because it provides a cloud-based solution, Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 utilizes less than half the disk space and memory of other security products.

New security enhancements include a tool that eliminates programs posing as antivirus software (Fake AV), proactive botnet and PE Virus protection, and protection against malware packer technology. Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 also includes enhancements to Parental Controls, Behavioral Monitoring, and Rootkit detection and removal. In a recent test conducted by AVTest.org, it showed a 60% improvement in detecting and removing Rootkits, a difficult to detect, subversive form of malware.

A fun “skin” feature also offers consumers the opportunity to completely customize the look for their digital life protection.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sale! Sale! at Pasong Tamo Makati

If you want to buy a nice Van HOuten or an IZOD shirt, go and look at this outlet at Pasong Tamo extension in Makati.

You can readily find the place became it teems with people. Oh yeah.

Van Houten shirts are just under 600 pesos per piece, yep, from its 2,000 plus previous price tags.

Wanting a nice watch? There are several pieces to choose from, all imported brands. Of course, who will not salivate with a 2,000 plus original Ray Ban eyeglass? I saw a very nice Aviator designer eye glass there. There are also Pradas, Burberrys and nice designer eyeglasses.

Pasong Tamo extension is the one where you alight from the MRT-Alpha building. Aside from this outlet, several warehouse sales also line the area. So, come check it out right now. Right now.