I think it was 3 weeks ago when I was invited to the launch of Acer Aspire Timeline with a dinner cruise in Manila Bay. I was actually curious of what this new laptop of Acer is all about. I have been an Acer user for quite some time and I am satisfied on the performance of my Acer Aspire desktop which I bought in Abenson’s last December 2008.
What’s interesting about this new line of laptops from Acer is that it has a long battery life. I always bring my laptop charger because my laptop’s battery can only last until 2 hours. For the Timeline, they boast that it can go up to 8 hours. This is good news for me because it will make me confident not to bring my charger anymore. There are two reason why their batteries last long: Intel’s Core™ 2 Duo ultra low voltage processors combined with Acer’s PowerSmart button and the Laminar Wall Jet. It’s a literal LAPtop because it doesn’t heat that easily. Continue reading “Acer Aspire Timeline Is Part of My Wish List”
It’s the time to celebrate how wonderful the music of the world is with Fete dela Musique 2009. This time it will be held at different areas in Metrowalk on June 20, 2009. The line up per genre is listed below. I’ll probably be at Metro Phi to listen to the electronica/goth/new wave sounds. Maybe I’ll pass by the center plaza to some of my favorites there such as Corporate Lo-Fi, Itchyworms, Chilitees and many more. 🙂 Continue reading “Fete dela Musique in Manila 2009”
While I was at the Sandbox media launch event last June 11th, I didn’t realize that it was already being shown at the screen behind me. It was Karla who told me that it has been playing there since we got inside The Bureau. I was surprised to see that I saw the Eheads together in a TV commercial. I remember the TV commercials they had before such as Pepsi Megadrive, San Miguel Homeboys, 2 Chippy commercials and some others. I think the last commercial they had was the Bogchi Chippy.
10 days of the loud clamor of Filipinos against HR 1109, President GMA probably heard it and placed ConAss on hold. GMA ordered her allies to temporarily suspend HR 1109 on the day of Philippine Independence, June 12th. It was a temporary victory for us and an additional reason to celebrate this freedom during our day of Indepence.
Shame on you. Shame on the congressmen/women who allowed the passing of HR 1109 in the House of Representatives (or you can call it Bastusang Pambansa). They have the guts to pass this bill 11 months before the national elections! A few weeks ago, the Hayden Kho-Katrina Halili sex scandal being queried at the Senate and now HR 1109!
The Great Philippine Book Blockade of 2009 is one of the most sought after issues that we, as a society, faced in the recent month. Bureau of Customs are hoarding imported “uneducational ” books from January to March because of the refusal of book importers and sellers to pay the custom’s taxes. “Uneducational” books, according to the Bureau of Customs, are novels such as “Twilight”, “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” which according to them again do not bring educational value to the readers. Apparently, the BOC is confined to the realm of hard science as the only legitimate education and making the arts and culture.
Many people were raged against this issue and felt that taxing imported books only hinder us from knowing things that are outside our boundaries. We know that the internet is already existing however most of us (including me) would still prefer to read printed materials. The quest for knowledge shouldn’t only be through one medium, the reader has the right to choose in which format he or she prefers to get information from. The BOC is being too greedy to Philippine society and they have the gall to be arrogant that they know the law. In fact, they have already been violating the Florence Agreement (United Nations Treaty) which was signed by the Philippines in 1952, stating that all nations have the right to imported information and books and other printed documents should not be taxed at all.Continue reading “Rock Ed’s Response to the Book Blockade: Bookbigayan 2009”