Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
GIVING THANKS : )
THANK YOU for Health and Wealth,
THANK YOU for No New Ondoys and Ampatuans,
THANK YOU for the iPad and the Beatles on iTunes,
THANK YOU for Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead on TV,
THANK YOU for Balamban Liempo in Cebu & Chic-Boy in Manila,
THANK YOU for Inception, Toy Story 3-D, and The Social Network,
THANK YOU for Homemade Treasures Ensaymada from Pampanga!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
AMPATUAN MASSACRE: One Year Ago Today...
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
YOU CAN DO A BETTER JOB... NOW PROVE IT!!!
Let's start small.
We don't want to do a full campaign (yet).
So what if we made a logo and tagline?
Okay, here we go:
If there was one symbol that we needed
to use to tell people how beautiful the Philippines is,
what would it be?
Along with the logo, what do we want to say?
Digital or analog, color, Black and white,
At this point, we're looking for awesome ideas.
You can do a kickass comp on Photoshop
or even draw on a paper napkin.
Just get it to us via Facebook.
1) First, you have to "Like" us.
2) Get your creative brain a-crackin'!
3) If you drew something, scan or take a picture.
4) Upload it to Facebook.
5) TAG us so we see it or post it on our Photo page or our Wall.
In typical agency fashion, we wanted it yesterday.
But since we're playing on your sense of patriotism,
you have a week.
By our calendar, it's Wednesday, 17 November 2010.
That gives you until Wednesday, 24 November 2010.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS?
This is not a contest.
DOT needs a new logo + tagline.
So we're gonna collate everything into a .PDF,
print it and send it directly to the Department of Tourism.
Yes, we will e-mail AND deliver it.
BTW, we'll send you the .PDF of the collated work as well.
So do please give us your e-mail address.
We promise not to spam you with useless crap.
So there you have it.
We got what we wanted.
Now it's time to Think. Do. Share.
- The D.I.Y. Team
and express your desire to volunteer.
She will then give you the URL of the interim website.
Tell her (via email) the page you'd like to work on.
Submit a write-up
(either as rewrite of existing one or an entirely new one)
and/or a captioned photo.
We will put your name as a contributor,
both to give credit and assign accountability.
Of course, we will exercise editorial control
throughout the whole process.
This content will not only be used in the interim website
but also in the full-featured website.
Think of it as the wiki-approach to building our tourism website.
BTW, put on the subject:
"I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO PROJECT DOT WIKI-WEBSITE"
We criticize you because we expect so much more;
we are vocal because we know you'll listen...
wasn't PNoy's administration supposed to be
markedly different from GMA's?
But your recent official statements
seem full of subterfuge and doublespeak.
Please don't fall into the "dedma/denial" trap
that afflicted officials from the previous administration.
We can move on, and should move on from this,
but first, someone has to admit culpability.
Otherwise, we're back to the time of Neri, et al.,
and both of you will be just like the previous
administration's officials that you
yourselves used to criticize.
Let's not go full circle.
Not this soon.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
PLAGIARIZED "Pilipinas Kay Ganda" LOGO
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
a BILLION PESO JACKPOT by CHRISTMAS?
That's not remote at all for the 6/55 Grand Lotto,
what with mathematicians and statisticians
computing that the chances of winning are at around
1 : 29,000,000 +++
and that so far, for any given draw,
only 25% of the possible combinations
have actual bets placed on them. Amazing.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
GOOGLE DOODLE Kay Ganda?!?!?
Sunday, November 14, 2010
It was NOT a fight. It was a DISSECTION.
My initial reaction, upon first seeing the fighters
face to face in the middle of the ring? ROCKY IV!!!
Rocky Balboa vs. the gigantic Russian Ivan Drago.
Outweighed by a full 17 pounds,
no problem; the Sarangani Representative
Outlasted the Tijuana Tornado over a full 12 rounds.
Watching the fight projected on a wide screen
became almost uncomfortable
during the last 3 rounds;
we were all just imploring the idiot referee to stop
the fight to prevent further damage on the courageous,
but severely and completely outclassed Antonio Margarito.
Well, the ref didn't.
"Pacquiao landed 474 of 1,069 punches
for a ridiculous 44-percent connect percentage.
Of those blows, he landed 411 of 713 power shots (58 %)."
"When you watch Pacquiao ply his trade,
you are not only watching the best fighter in the world --
and there is no question about it at this point --
you are watching one of the greatest fighters of all time."
CNN/Sports Illustrated adds:
"Manny Pacquiao is
the most exciting fighter in boxing today,
the fighter of the decade,
the most socially important boxer since Muhammad Ali.
Some are calling him the greatest fighter of the modern era."
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Be Afraid. BE VERY AFRAID...
Thursday, November 11, 2010
No Truth to the rumour that BARACK OBAMA is a "brod" from TAU GAMMA
De La Salle.
Alpha Phi Omega.
Is this a PR smokescreen for APO's fraternity brother
who's the main suspect in the Taft Ave. Bar Ops bombing?
In related news:
Vice President Jojo Binay was "shouted at" and "shooed away"
by a Clinton aide when the VP was walking around the
VIP holding area at the Manila Hotel.
Jojobama was wearing his (now) trademark "shirt-jac".
Political Pundits are theorizing that:
1. Clinton's aide is a "brod" of AKHRO
2. Binay was mistaken for a waiter,
no thanks to his short-sleeved outfit
in a room full of men in suits/barongs!
SIMOY ng PASKO...
I've been collecting Christmas Songs for over 20 years...
I buy at least 3 yuletide albums every year, and
I'm pretty sure that my X'mas collection on analog tapes,
audio CDs, and now, digital MP3s, are now closing in on 100!
This year, tops on my list would be this gorgeously-wrapped
present from Ryan Cayabyab and the San Miguel Orchestra.
And I don't think I'll be able to resist this:
But the one (original. ahem!) CD/DVD
I'm most looking forward to this year
isn't even a Christmas album.
It took a year, but finally, I'll soon get to watch
YOUR SONGS, the one concert from 2009
that I really really regret missing!!!
1. YOUR SONG
3. Power Ballads Medley
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL
NOW AND FOREVER
5. HE'S GOT TO BE SOMEONE
6. Eraserheads/The Dawn Medley (with Jett Pangan)
ANG HULING EL BIMBO
7. POKER FACE
8. Pinoy Love Songs Medley (with Richard Poon)
KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT
BAKIT LABIS KITANG MAHAL
MAHAL KITA, WALANG IBA
SANA MAULIT MULI
9. Pinoy Love Songs Medley 2 (with Richard Poon)
I DONT LOVE YOU ANYMORE
10. Musical Theatre Medley
I DREAMED A DREAM
ON MY OWN
11. Ai-Ai de las Alas/Lea Segment
BASANG BASA SA ULAN
12. NO BOUNDARIES
13. BAYAN KO
14. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My STARBUCKS Story. Seriously!!!
"FRIENDS ARE LIKE SNOWFLAKES
ALL DIFFERENT AND BEAUTIFUL..."
I almost snorted my Peppermint Mocha
through my nose when I read that sophomoric
sign when I was at Starbucks T.Morato yesterday.
I'm submitting a more realistic thought to Starbucks:
"SOME FRIENDS ARE LIKE SNOW SLUDGE,
THEY START OFF REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND COOL,
BUT WHEN THINGS HEAT UP, THEY GET REALLY UGLY,
AND IT BECOMES REALLY DIFFICULT TO GET RID OF THEM."
watching KABAYAN and KORINA is like watching a TV Patrol replay from 1999...
Memo to Jack TV: EFF YOU!!!
@JackTV you disappointed a lot of us.
Was supposed to throw a Conan party today.
Thanks for being a douchebag! Conan pushed back a week.
23 hours ago
What the hell @JackTV? Did all of the 2 Leno fans
hold a gun to your head?
19 hours ago
Great job yet again @JackTV. Where the eff is Conan??
Ugh. You should change your name to FailTV. smh.
19 hours ago
Yay! Haha. I know someone who cut classes
just to watch Conan on @JackTV. Oh man, he was so pissed.
No thanks @JackTV for changing the sched! You suck!
13 hours ago
Made it! Now at home in time for CONAN!!!
11 hours ago
AKALA KO NOVEMBER 9. PUNYETA!
RT @JackTV CONAN on Jack TV. Premieres November 16 at 1PM
10 hours ago
Seriously, @JackTV? Go fuck a goat.
- from me and Carlo.
10 hours ago