Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wandering Flipflops is finally a Mac user

Remember that post of mine about my mid-year wish list? I wanted to buy a Macbook but I don't think that's going to happen anymore. Why? Because, I got a Macbook Pro instead! Heehee.

Introducing my new toy, Kylie!

  • 2.3GHz dual core
  • Intel Core i5
  • 4GB 1333 MHz
  • 320GB 5400 rpm

Non-techie review: It's super cool!!!!!  Very easy to use. Unlike the PC, the Mac doesn't save a lot of garbage when installing files. And I like the fact that there are a lot of trackpad shortcuts using 1, 2, 3 and even 4 fingers! Pretty much like the dance moves of my friend, Unsubcultured :)

Wandering Flipflop's Upgrade to a Macbook Pro

Been really happy with it so far. Don't know why I didn't switch sooner. As some friends have said, "once you go Mac, you never go back"!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bohol Trip Check List

  1. Plane Tickets - Printed by a friend and downloaded to my phone as well.
  2. Travel Insurance - Check.
  3. Resort Accommodations - Staying at Dumaluan Resort 2 Reservations done through Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS). Fully paid.
  4. Airport Transfers - Included in the package availed from PHRS.
  5. Itinerary for Tours - Did some research on and two tour operators come highly recommended: Tatsky Cubero and Paul Incon. Opted to book with Tatsky (+63915-7945556). 
Only thing left to do is pack. 

Awesome K-Swiss Video Feat. Kenny Powers as CEO

I owned a pair of K-Swiss back in the 90's. Thinking of getting a new pair after watching this video. Hilarious! I wonder if there'll ever be a Philippine company with enough balls to produce a digital campaign like this. 

Visit the K-Swiss YouTube channel to watch more videos of MFCEO Kenny Powers. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Game of Thrones

My favorite series as of the moment. I've already finished watching the first season and eagerly awaiting the next. Even bought the second book, A Clash of Kings, as preparation.

Can't the 2nd season come any sooner?? Anyway, here's a Heavy Metal version of the GoT title theme. Kinda nice actually. Click the link to listen to the other versions from I also like the remix, piano and the violin (J. Yang) versions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I'm Shoe In Love at the NBC Tent

Calling all shoe aficionados! The biggest shoe event in town is happening this weekend. Get up to 50% off on your favorite brands like Cole Haan, Sebago, Gola, Adidas, Vibram, Crocs, Skechers and a whole lot more.

I'm Shoe In Love Sale

For more info, visit the I'm Shoe In Love Facebook Page.

Panglao Island, Bohol

Only eight days until my friends and I fly to Panglao Island. Really excited as I've never been there. Bought our tickets four months in advance and have also paid for our rooms in full.

Out of all the things in our itinerary, this one is what I'm much excited about:

Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier
Photo from here

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Coolest. Online. Ad. Ever.

Watch it and choose from one of the options at the end of the vid. Try words like humps, erases, showers, etc.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Because this is my blog, I can do pretty much whatever I want with it. Like spamming it with Sebastian Vettel's photos.

Sebastian Vettel Valencia 2011
Vettel after winning the Euro GP 2011
Photo from F1 Fanatic

Vettel takes pole postion at the Bahrain GP 2010
Pole position at the Bahrain GP 2010
Photo from here

Vettel in Ray-Ban Aviators
I want a pair of those Ray-Ban Aviators
Photo from here

Sebastian Vettel
Photo from here

Vettel and Webber crash in Turkish GP 2010
Taken after Vettel and Webber crashed at the Turkish GP 2010
Photo from the Guardian UK

Nine days until Silverstone. Hopefully, Sebastian Vettel takes pole and gets his 7th win of the season.

Sril Lanka vs Azkals 2014 WC Asian Qualifiers Round 1

The Philippine Azkals played Sri Lanka Brave Reds on Wednesday, June 29, for the first round of the 2014 World Cup Asian Qualifiers. We were supposed to watch with a group of friends at the National Sports Grill in Makati, however, said friends who came up with the idea opted to spend the earlier part of the afternoon getting toasted and forgot to reserve a table. Great. Good thing we saw a friend who was already there so we asked if we could share his table. 

NSG already full an hour before the game

Philippine Azkals Fans at NSG
Azkals fans quiet during the 1st half . Sri Lanka had
a goal (a free kick)  from 30 yards on the 43rd minute

Halftime Azkals vs Sri Lanka
People mingling during halftime

Azkals goal versus Sri Lanka
And the crowd celebrates the equalizer on the 50th minute

 It's amazing how suddenly almost everyone is into football. There were a lot of chanting, cheering, people wearing Younghusband jerseys and guys with Azkals scarves that night. One has to wonder though if all these people really understand and love football or are just cheering because there are a few pretty faces in the team.

To sum up the game, I shall refer to a friend's text: "Horrible. It's more painful than a root canal."

Hopefully, they do better on July 3rd when they'll play in Manila and have home advantage.