Archive for January, 2012

This:

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Plus this:

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I wish it were the weekend already!

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Last December I bought my first Nintendo handheld, a flame-red 3DS. Got me the Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D and a few weeks after, Thor. Resident Evil: Revelations is coming any day now. As soon as it comes out, I’m adding it to my collection!

But before that, I placed an order online for the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition – straight from the U.S. of A. Supposed to arrive January, but it’s been pushed back. Something to do with the holidays, I was told. So I’m still eagerly awaiting for it to arrive this February.

Months before that, I bought the Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition for the PS3. I already have the PC version which I bought days after its original release more than two years ago.

For the longest time, I’ve been pining for a PlayStation 3. Being away from home for most of the month, though, I couldn’t justify buying one. But this past weekend, I tossed all reasoning behind and went ahead and bought me a black, 320-Gig PS3 Slim.

To complete the ensemble, I picked up a copy of the box set of Uncharted 1 and 2.

Also on the weekend, I’ve placed yet another order, for the PSVita (US Version). It’s only for the Wi-fi version as it seems the 3G versions over there works only on a particular network. No matter, wi-fi’s good enough for my needs, err, wants.

Now I’m on the hunt for a good display, one that supports full HD. I’ve originally planned to get a 32-inch Samsung Series 5 LED TV but I’m scrapping that plan. Too expensive for something I’d only use for gaming and occasional TV watching. I think I’d go for a monitor instead. The HP Sword X2301 looks promising. Not as big, but it’s still big enough.

All this spending has set me back a couple month’s salary. At least I have these things to show for it, instead of watching all that cash go poof!

Four Words

Posted: January 8, 2012 in Blurbs
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Found this posted on a friend’s wall. Interestingly enough, the first four words I found, in order, were talented, reserved, eloquent, and dramatic. Not the words I would prefer, so look at your own risk.

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The latest slogan aimed at enticing foreigners to visit the many islands of the Philippines was unveiled by the Department of Tourism on Friday, January 6th.

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It’s a simple straight-forward line, but it’s already drawn positive feedbacks from the blogosphere and news outlets alike. This is in contrast to the widely derided “Pilipinas Kay Ganda!” slogan put out in November 2010.

In and of itself it serves a purpose. But the line can serve a lot more if you precede it with whatever it is you want to promote.

Take the Ifugao Rice Terraces’ “Getting upstairs. More fun in the Philippines!” for example.

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Or delve deep into the rich underwater sceneries such as what this photo portrays:

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Wherever you go in the Philippines, it’s the Filipinos that will make your holiday unforgettable. Just ask anyone who’s been here. In fact, Lonely Planet guidebook calls us ‘among the most easygoing and ebullient people anywhere.’

So if you’re looking for a place to spend that next vacation, why not come here and experience first-hand why it’s more fun in the Philippines?