Wednesday, December 16, 2009

YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway

Christmas is just around the corner and the spirit of the holiday season is felt in the online community with generous people giving away great prizes.

Modu phones, Globe Tattoo kits and Php 500 Globe prepaid cards... how about that for Christmas gifts courtesy of Globe and

Starting this week, Yugatech will be doing a series of promos for the “YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway.” Joining is simple.

First, they have the contest “Merry Tweetmas”.
Here’s the mechanics:
1) Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter.
2) Post a tweet “Just entered to win a Modu Phone. Quick! Go follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe and retweet: #thanks2yugatech”

Second, you can blog about the contest:
1) Blog about the “YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway”. Include the photo posted in the site and link to the contest page.
2) Don’t forget to include in your post the mechanics for the Twitter contest above.
3) Leave a comment in the said post with the URL of your entry.

Lastly, for YugaTech readers who don’t Twitter or blog:
1) Leave a comment on the contest page with the answer to this question — “If you’re stuck in an island with a phone and only have one call left, who would you call and why?“.

To view the complete mechanics and list of prizes, visit

The New Me

Friday, December 11, 2009

My Christmas Wishlist 2009

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. I have already wrapped the gifts for my friends and love ones come the 25th. The only person I have yet to buy a gift is myself. So, I made a wishlist for this year and blogged it just in case someone out there is looking for clues of what I want for Christmas:

1. a box of Mongol pencils
2. DVD copy of the complete season of The Wonder Years
3. Eraserheads’ first 3 albums--- Ultralectromagnetic Pop, Circus & Cutterpillow
4. a USB thumb drive
5. an Orocan keepsake box

Some of you might find my list a little odd but it’s actually for someone I love dearly.

I want a box of Mongol pencils since I am having a hard time finding this brand in my favorite supplies shop. I am a fan of Mongol and owe a lot to it since this was my tool when I first drew my first stick figures.

Back in high school, I actually believed that my life story is based in Fred Savage’s hit US TV series “The Wonder Years” because I can relate to every episode--- first crush… first love… first basted! (Yaiks!) *sigh*

When I entered college in 1993, a bunch of young rockers from UP launched their single “Ligaya” from their debut album. It started my love affair with Eraserheads’ music. Though it’s a toss between Circus and Cutterpillow as to what is their best album ever.

With a USB thumb drive, I’ll be able to put there memorable photos, videos and other files that I can safely keep for a special occasion in the future.

All of these items will then be placed inside an Orocan keepsake box. I can’t think of a cheaper time capsule that is as durable and dependable than an Orocan.

As I said, these things are not for me. I’m keeping them for my little Charles who is 8-month old as of this writing. I want him to experience some of the best things I stumbled upon in this journey called life. I just can’t wait for the moment we can talk about his first day in school or sing a duet of “Ang Huling El Bimbo”

If you have a wish list of your own, you might want to share it and join a contest sponsored by where you could win a limited edition Starbucks thumb dive.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Legend of the Saint

I was inspired to blog about my PBA idol after his back-to-back 30-point games vs. Coca Cola and Barako Bull recently.

Did you know why Tubid was known as "The Saint" during his college, PBL and pre-Ginebra days?

Well, it was long story but I will make it short. During a game in his first year as a UE Warrior in the UAAP, Tubid was on the charity line for couple of freethrows. A high-ranked CBCP official was watching the game. This official was actually commissioned to look for "the face" for Pedro Calungsod, the Filipino who lives centuries ago who was ordained to be the second Filipino saint next to San Lorenzo Ruiz

After seeing Tubid on TV, the church official said to himself, "This is the face of Pedro Calungsod!"

And the rest is history!

Today, Tubid is known as "Mr. Fearless" --- 1/3 of Ginebra' "The Fast, the Furious and the Fearless" along with Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark "The Spark Caguiao".
There was also a time Tubid was referred as "The Rocket" by PBA commentators

Let's give the "Rocket" monicker to JC Intal who has been using in the amateur league. I've been a fan of Tubid since his college years. I followed his career to his PBL stint with Welcoat to PBA teams Shell and Air 21 and of course in Ginebra. One thing has never change, his flair and intensity as soon as he steps on the hardwood is still there. Not to mention his remarkable athleticism.

The last time I really got hooked to a basketball player was to the Living Legend Sen. Robert Jaworski (also a UE Alumnus) and NBA's Charles Barkley.

Going back to the monicker thing. I really prefer "The Saint" for Tubid. Since he glides in the air as if he has wings and has been the savior of the Gin Kings when Caguioa and Helterbrand are not available. But the "Fearless" is also a fit.

Hmmm.. how about St. Fearless... parang St. Elmo's Fire and dating :-)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Guess and Win GC's

I stumbled on this online contest where you can win GC's of your choice worth Php 500. Just guess the theme song of the couple who's hosting the contest.

Easy, right? Then follow this link:

Friday, December 4, 2009

FREE Go Nuts Donuts Ice Cream!

Do you want a FREE tub of Ice Cream? How about if I tell you that Go Nuts Donuts are giving away lots of them. You just have to hurry to grab a tub with just a click of a finger. How? follow the instructions below that I found from their FB Fan Page.

Become a fan of Go Nuts Donuts! First 2,000 fans get a FREE tub of Go Nuts Ice Cream. Succeeding 1,000 fans get a FREE double scoop of Go Nuts Ice Cream!

Just click this link below:

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