Walking the Streets of Manila

Whew, I’ve been waiting to make this post. Last September 1-8 I was in Manila (just like last year) to attend an IT congress called Y4iT. Rubi (Candy) met me at SM North Edsa and from there she accompanied us to the boarding house she negotiated with for our lodging. At around 11:00, the two of us had to go out to fetch one of my companions. We waited at McDonald’s in PHILCOA where she forcefully made me buy her something.

@McDo PHILCOA w/ Putot ~ Y4iT '08

@Greenbelt w/ Mader & Lagat ~ Y4iT '08

On day 3 Joey brought me to Makati where we met Kenneth and walked the expensive hallways of Glorieta and Greenbelt. Joey really pushed me to look at the things which I will never be able to buy. In other words, mga butang nga dili daw nako mapalit! Gamay ra jud ang ga-shopping didto kay pang-sosyal, lahi ra jud ang blending.

@Greenbelt w/ Mader & Lagat ~ Y4iT '08
Joey set the timer of his cam to 2 seconds. He had to dash for a pause but obviously failed. Haha.

@Greenbelt w/ Mader & Lagat ~ Y4iT '08
Somewhere inside Greenbelt 5. Notice that Kenneth has become fat and white?

@Greenbelt w/ Mader & Lagat ~ Y4iT '08
Dinner at Burger King. “Kuya, pa-picture po!” (Grabe jud akong pangitom dah!)

For more pictures, check out Joey’s Multiply. On my last two days I had dinner with Alex (x2) and Joey, Rubi, and Kamille. They literally emptied my pocket on the last one where Suay mercilessly took even my 50 cents away!

While aboard the ship going back to Iloilo, Joey texted me that he’ll be appearing in GMA’s 24 Oras news. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to propagate the news to the others due to limited load and fluctuating signal. I saw the news. It was about him and his groupmates winning a contest back in Indonesia. It was a poster-making event where they were to inform ordinary people some deep facts about Science. The price? A whooping ~15,000 pesos.

I haven’t posted a formal site update since the new layout so for the sake of information, site was relaunched last August 7. I have already fixed all the pages but if you still find quirks please report immediately. The gallery section is still under construction. I’ve decided to completely separate it from here (but will still be accessible from here).

This entry was posted by Lolo on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at 8:37 PM and is filed under 4 Oras, Laag Mania, Site Updates. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response below.

Comments (11)

  1. JOey on September 16th, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    “It was a poster-making event where they were to inform ordinary people some deep facts about Science”

    The MAIN objective of the SCIENTIFIC poster is to present your Novel Idea and how will you do it. We proposed the project entitled: DNAnzymes: Gene-carriers of the Past, Catalysts of the Future. We defened the said poster. I and my Taiwanese team mate presented the idea to the jury and the crowd.

    A scientific poster is totally different from the ordinary poster that we know wherein you will just draw and showcase your skills in drawing. Scientific poster is one way of presenting your novel ideas to the scientific community. The informing of the ordinary people part was just a sort of “side reaction”. Not the main thing.

    I actually don’t like the media releases especially the one in Philippine Star. The Manila Bulletin Issue was fairly accurate. They misunderstood what a scientific poster really means in the scientific community.

    Cheers people!

  2. kenz_19 on September 18th, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    wow. . joey hah. . .

    how did u DEFENED ur poster???

  3. DJM on September 20th, 2008 at 2:29 AM

    ken kelangan pa d i na i ask?hekhekhek.,.. xa pa…hahaha..peace….
    😆 😀

  4. amir on September 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 AM


    jo.. example nga ng mga press release?

    Kenpogz… tumaba ka na ah…. ana n diay ng nasa barko…hmmm…

  5. Joey on October 4th, 2008 at 4:30 AM

    Ohh am so sorry.. that should be “defended”… for press releases, you can just type my name in the search engine…


  6. Lolo on October 4th, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    In fairness, descent results do come up upon searching your name now.

  7. krysta on October 7th, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    hahaha!! nice ayuh ang pics ninyu sa Glo-GB… charut^^

  8. ken on October 11th, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    bam naa pku manila. . by oct 23 pa akong sked. . joining port . . ahhmmmm JAPAN

  9. john llyod on October 20th, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    kayata lagat oh!japan2 sagot sa kahirapan…au2 bya brod hap!hehehe.tarunga nah imo spelling hap defened ka ron.heheheh1

  10. jaypee on October 28th, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    hala hilight man diay si mother..,dili na jud mahikap.,aw!

  11. jaypee on October 28th, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    kenneth.,miss you na!aw!


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