Monday, January 28, 2008

Wish I had a Nokia phone right now

My friend from college, Naz, joined an an Adobe-sponsored Flash Lite game development competition on and I think his game is fun! You can try it out for yourself by playing it in your browser or downloading it to your phone. The game is called UFO Catcher: Barnyard Abduction, and you can access it here.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Universe is Conspiring

Without even advertising it, I got a client for my host reselling business. Well, the client is my best friend, but that still counts. But hear this, just yesterday, a coworker asked me about webhosting and domain registration because she has a friend who is interested and I said I offer both services. She said she will tell her friend and get back to me. So that's another potential client. It's so exciting to see events unraveling without expecting them to, really! But I've decided that I will give the Universe a little help by sharing my web hosting plans here. If you're residing in the Philippines and you want to have your own corner in the vast Internet space, I can provide webhosting services for you and I'll register your domain to boot. Just give me a shout and I'll handhold you 'til you're ready to set up your own website. Here are my rates:

Monday, January 21, 2008

Christmas Wishlist ‘07 updated

As much as I want to post the pictures of my USB paper shredder and Bao Ding balls, I can't because I have no camera. My Canon digicam is at the service center again because it won't power on. The person at the service center told me that it could be because of the fuse or the board. I hope it's just a blown-out fuse, which the guy estimated a charge of P1500 for replacement parts and labor). Otherwise, it would seem a smarter idea to buy a new digicam than having the board replaced. I will know by the end of the week if my digicam has a chance of being revived. I really hope my digicam pulls through because I have two weddings to attend on March and I want to take pictures and have my pictures taken as well with my digicam.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

For the past two days

  • I've been feeling sick because it rained over the weekend and there were several times I was caught by the rain without an umbrella. It also did not help that the temperature is freezing cold in the office so my colds only got worse.

  • I've been backing up my files and reinstalling my laptop. I know some people who enjoy reformatting their PCs but I'm not one of those. It just so happened that I couldn't fix my network connection (due to the VPN software I installed and uninstalled and reinstalled) so I was left with no other choice but to reformat.

So what's my point? It's that the past two days hasn't been fun for me.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Hobbies Updated

1. Coins - Last month, I was invited to an open auction hosted by the Bayanihan Collector's Club, Inc. Though I didn't have any plans of joining the auction, I went anyway because my friend told me that there were also items for sale in the booths. True enough, there were a variety of knick-knacks, stamps, postcards, coins, and antique items for sale at bargain prices. I bought myself a 3-piece set of coin albums. It was secondhand so I got it for P1,200 (approximately $30).

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Follow your bliss

I could never grasp the concept that "Happiness is a decision" or that "You can choose to be happy" but somehow, I can understand Joseph Campbell's "Follow your bliss" philosophy. For me, deciding on what I want and going ahead to get it makes me feel empowered whereas forcing myself to be "happy" when I'm in a sad or frustrating situation just makes me feel all the more depressed.