Monday, February 28, 2011

4 Everything must go. Except...


...content.

After almost three months of blogging, and reading other great blogs, I finally realized the mistakes I've made (and those I'm still making). Due to my desire to become a good -- or even great -- blogger and writer, I want to make improvements for myself. And as a first step to greater improvement, I have to identify and learn from my mistakes. Putting it in a list is one way to truly identify and manage my erroneous ways.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

0 No Weekend Adventure today

This week, I didn't get to go to St. James Power Station due to some unforeseen circumstances. We just went to the New Bugis Street to shop with my cousin who's going home later this week.  I don't have the photographs during that trip so I can't show you here the huge crowd shopping during that time.

I'll be doing another weekend adventure next week, so watch out! See you later.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

0 Bugis Street: the next Weekend Adventure

This weekend, we're planning to go to New Bugis Street. It's a widely known shopping street in Singapore. We're going with my cousin who will buy some pasalubongs before going back to the Philippines. He will go back by next week, so this is the perfect time to shop some gifts that are budget-friendly. Details to follow on later.

Friday, February 25, 2011

0 My Account was Hacked!

As you may have noticed, (almost the same on what I mentioned yesterday) my blog has been posting unusual short articles that are not related to our area of focus. I suspect somebody has hacked my blogger account, posted these crap without me knowing. Last few days, I was away, searching myself again, and this no-good hacker got wind of it and took the opportunity to vandalize my site. But it's good he never thought of deleting posts or disabling the whole account itself.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2 To Be Continued...

As you can see, I'm in no position to post a great article right now. I'm in sandwich hell... torn between work, rest, play and freelance. If you have noticed my other blog, juanliner™, is also suffering from lack of new materials. Just give me some time to regroup, breathe easier and continue on my what I like most, writing. I'll be collecting more helpful information about Singapore to share with you all. Just give me some time...okay?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

0 Weak Signal

Alas! The sun replied to my question!

The reply: "Why the hell do you care? You're not a heavenly body, you're just a mere human who relies on my greatness. If I'm gone, you'll be dead too. You'll never understand, even if I tell you. So fuck off shoo!"

...That went well.

0 Check operator services.

While staring at the sun, I asked: "What would you do if you have only 1 light day to live?"

The sun never bothered to answer.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

0 I blog no more (No chance!)

No more blogs.

My blogger account was hacked. Good thing I got my account back and no posts were deleted, just some out-of-this-world(Read: cussing) posts that don't sound like me. Please ignore those posts.

Monday, February 21, 2011

0 ...

Great. Just fucking freaking great.

Doesn't it annoy you when you asked somebody and his or her answer is also a question? Doesn't it make you blink faster even just for a bit? Why the hell heck would you answer a question with another question? What is the point of asking if you're going to answer it with a question? Do you think it will go somewhere? How can you know the answer to your question if the answer is also a question?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

0 I survived the Battlestar Galactica!

Before Battlestar Galactica:
"Can I do it? I think I can't do it. I think I'm going to die. I can't ride that. Nope, sir."

After Battlestar Galactica:
"OMGWTF! ONEMOREONEMOREILOVEYOUALLTHISISGREATWOOOOHOOOO!!!!!"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

0 Off to our first Weekend Adventure!

Today's the day we're going to Universal Studios Singapore.My first time, but I think not my last. My sis tells me that I'd enjoy the Shrek show and The Mummy Returns ride. I don't know. Let's see. I'm not much a fan of rides and thrills, but I think this time it will be ought to be good. It's Universal Studios, nonetheless.

Today's also my first ever Weekend Adventure. I will be going around Singapore more, traveling around, looking for unique places, and good food, on Saturdays. This will be a regular activity of mine, for a number of reasons.

Watch out for the ensuing adventures, which I will be posting here on Sundays.

Friday, February 18, 2011

131 Biggest Seat Sale of Cebu Pacific!

Cebu Pacific is having their grandest seat sale, giving us 50% off from flights locally and internationally within the flight period of June 1 to December 31, 2011. That's 1.2 million seats! Book now and travel to different parts of Asia like Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Hongkong and Singapore while saving for airfares. You need to hurry up since the sale will only be until February 20, 2011.

You can book your flights here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2 In dire need of people

Last Tuesday around lunchtime, I saw this odd-looking double-decker bus. It looks like a wedding bus, with the fabrics typical on wedding cars. But the design and stickers on the outside says a little different. It shows three sets of feet, one set smaller than the two indicating a child's feet. Then I noticed some words displayed above the feet, shown like balloon conversation: "Can we afford?" and something like "Is it the right time?".

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2 Philippine Embassy in Singapore Work Week Schedule

Planning to visit the Philippine Embassy to get an OEC this February or March? Or do you want to renew your passport or OWWA membership? Please be advised that there will be a modified work week schedule in the Embassy starting February 11, 2011. They will be open only on Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. For visa applications, it will be accepted only on Mondays through Thursdays. The Embassy will be closed on Saturday and Sunday due to the ongoing improvement of its public waiting area. This schedule will take effect until March 31, 2011. Normal operating schedule (Sunday-Thursday) will resume on April 1, 2011.

For more information, kindly visit the following link.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

0 The Weekend Adventure is almost here!

Another misfortune. I didn't win last night's draw. When I arrived at home, there was no double episode of How I Met Your Mother. There was only Grammy awards, which I didn't watch. Earlier, I went to Swensen's to buy something for my sis as a Valentine's Day gift and as usual the queue is very long. It took me 25 minutes to wait before they gave me may take-away order.

Monday, February 14, 2011

0 Starting a Weekend Adventure

Unfortunately, I didn't win a pair of tickets for the movie premier of I Am Number Four. Nuffnang hosted a contest and have given out 80 pair of movie tickets. I was not one of them. Too bad we will not having a movie later in the evening. Now I'm just hoping that my unlucky charm works the other way around on Toto. I'll just go home after work and wait for the draw while ironing my clothes and watching How I Met Your Mother.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

2 Valentine's Eve

Just finished my very first movie! I'm going to surprise my wife with this one. I told her that I'm going to sleep early, but the truth is I'm trying to finish my surprise for her. It was so hard to do because it's my first time. I still don't know what functions and features that I can use to make it beautiful.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

0 Making a movie is hard

I never thought it would be this hard to make a movie. I'm just making one out of pictures and background music. I thought it's just dragging pictures to the movie maker and adding some music.

Friday, February 11, 2011

0 And we're two months!

Two months have passed since I started blogging... and I'm still here! Yay! Congratulations to me! I've surpassed what they call the first two hardest months on blogging. Everything will be much easier now.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

3 10 Most Common Interview Questions

I found this article in Yahoo! SG Finance website featuring the 10 most common job interview questions and I thought it would be a great help for you who are still trying to find work. Read them one by one and think of the answers to those questions, and then practice by answering those questions loudly. It's better to come to an interview prepared and well-informed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

0 For Valentine's Day

Yesterday, I did a post about the I am Number Four movie contest. This is from Nuffnang Singapore which will give you a chance to win 2 tickets on the preview showing on Valentine's Day in Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. I joined this just for fun, and if I win, I get to treat my big sis on a movie on Valentines.

If you're located in Singapore, why not join the fun? Just check my previous post for the link and just follow the simple instructions. 80 pairs of tickets will be given so give it a try.

Goodluck!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

0 I Am Number Four contest

Nuffnang SG is having a contest for us to participate. It's called the I Am Number Four contest. All you have to do is follow the instructions given in their website and you'll have a chance to win a pair of movie tickets to the exclusive premier of I Am Number Four.

Monday, February 7, 2011

0 Out-of-Focus

These past few weeks had been a disaster. I was not able to deliver my articles. My client is emailing me and I still don't have the complete set. It makes me feel anxious and weird because the more I want to write and finish the project, the more the ideas and sentences tend to jump farther away from me. I can't believe this will take me a lot of time to finish just because I can't concentrate or focus on this project due to my day job. I thought I can finish this by writing in the evening or early morning, but I wasn't able to do that kind of things. I'm afraid I will not get another chance from the client. And I'm afraid I will not be a regular in my day job. In my quest to hit two birds in one shot, I missed both of them. This is very depressing. And stressful.

I'm way out of focus.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

0 Seat sale on Cebu Pacific!

There's a seat sale on Cebu Pacific Air, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9 or until seats lasts and travel period from May 1 - June 30, 2011. If you're planning on having a vacation or celebrate something special in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta, then this is the right time to book your flights. I booked a flight going back to Singapore on May for only $38. That's total, with seat reservation and charges.

So I'm gonna say this: What are you waiting for? Book now!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

6 You should watch Junior Masterchef Australia

I've been watching cooking shows for several years already. They feature adult cooks, male and female, with their own personalities and cookbooks. But when I saw Junior MasterChef Australia, it blew me away. If you've been following the episodes, then I hope you were blown away, too.

Friday, February 4, 2011

0 Happy Chinese New Year!

I don't want to make a post about the Chinese New Year because I don't celebrate it due to the fact that I'm not Chinese. But here I am contradicting what I'm saying to myself. And because CNY is celebrated here in Singapore, I'm thankful that I got a very long weekend. I got my much needed rest and sleep, and downtime for other activities.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2 Singapore survival in a $2000 salary

Can you survive in Singapore on a $2000 monthly income? Of course, you can! And better yet, you can still save a little bit of money. Check out the following tips on how to survive in Singapore on a $2000 monthly salary(and still save some).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

0 The Things I Want to Do Before I Expire

In short, a bucket list. People have always dreamed of something, and most of the time they die without ever attaining that dream. We have our own lists of things that we want to do in our lives before moving on to the afterlife. Some of us put it on a imaginary list and some lists it down to a piece of paper and crossing it out once they've done it, just like the movie The Bucket List.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2 The Alphabet of I love you

Since it's the start of February and Valentine's Day is just about two weeks from now, I'm giving you here an alphabet of language on how to say "I love you". Be creative and surprise your partner by saying "I love you" in a different language.