Monday, August 23, 2010

Duìbùqǐ - I am sorry

Duìbùqǐ ("I am sorry") - to the families of those who were hurt and killed in today's hostage taking near Quirino Grandstand in Manila by ex-Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza. - @Reyjrdotcom

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Living Batangueño: Driving to Batangas City

Driving from Manila to Batangas

I have been driving between Manila and Batangas City weekly since April 2005 and one of my frustrations about it is the wasted time - imagine around 5 to 7 hours a week (depending on how bad the traffic is) is unproductive time, just sitting on my butt, going from point A to point B. There was even one time I traveled from Batangas to Manila for 5 and a half hours!

Batangas - STAR Tollway

It was even worse during the episode when the "Bridge of Promise" was out of service. That bridge collapsed during the typhoon season of 2009, it was Typhoon Santi that destroyed it, taking the life of Romulo Soriano and his 3-year old son, Nicolo. His wife Malou who was also in the car when it crashed into the water, survived...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review: "The Godfather (Part 1)" on Movie Night

Because since I moved to my current quarters I've had a lot more time to watch DVDs, I've decided to include mini movie reviews on this blog. And what better way to kick it off than with this classic, award winning film? 

Now Showing on Movie Night: "The Godfather" Part 1 (1972)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Screenplay by Mario Puzo
Paramount Pictures
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton.

"The Godfather (Part 1)"

Believe it or not, it was the first time ever that I saw this movie - but it is crystal clear to me now why it deserves it's Oscar wins and all the praises and accolades it received. Heck, I even think this mini movie review cannot bring justice to this epic. :p

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Guest Post: "I Can Only Dream Of You" a song by Roy dela Cruz

Watch a video of Roy singing his song here:

Roy is a widower from Angeles City. He maintains over 10 blogs including Roysville dot Com, The Struggling Blogger, Short Stories Blog, Travel To Angeles City, and Kapampangan Blog, and sees blogging not as a hobby but as a way of life.

Read the lyrics of his song and my short interview with Roy below about this new song and how music affects his life...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"Earning 10 in 2010" - July Online Earnings Update

Earning 10 in 2010 - Online Earnings Update

Hello everyone and welcome to the July 2010 edition of my Online Earnings Update.
If it is your first time reading this, here's a quick background. I've decided to blog about my monthly online earnings via my Twitter account, and my Personal Blog.  I am not actively pursuing this earning online business - I'm posting around twice a week about things I usually blog about, receiving around 100 to 150 unique hits per day, and am only spending at most 1 to 2 hours daily writing and promoting my blog because of my busy work schedule. If you are in the same situation, I invite you to share what you know and how your efforts have been fruitful. If you are a newbie like me, then read on and join me on this journey! Here's the updated chart for July 2010...