December 2008


next-movieI was hoping to watch Quantum of Solace with my friend but unluckily they already scrapped it out from the movie list at the cinema near my apartment.  As there wasn’t that much movies that are interesting, we watched “Next”.  The cast was star-studded so I thought it would be a good movie.

Next is a sci-fi thriller starring Nicholas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel.  It is loosely based on the science fiction short story The Golden Man by Philip Dick.  Nicholas Cage is Cris Johnson, a magician in Las Vegas who can predict his future 2 minutes ahead of time.  However, with Liz Cooper (Jessica Biel), he can see the future way ahead of time as long as it is connected with him or Liz.

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starbucks-clearStarbucks is gaining popularity in Asia and one of the things my cousins await are their new releases of city tumblers/mugs or unique and beautiful merchandise.  In my previous posts, I mentioned that one of my cousins collect tumblers while the other collect mugs.  Through the power of google, the list of people who I know and collects tumblers and mugs have increased.  When I went to Europe, I dragged along two Czech Republic tumblers for my cousin and Don and a mug from Frankfurt and Vienna to Alvin.

So, when I had time to kill during my layover in Hong Kong.  I made a beeline straight to the Starbucks shop at the transfer area of HK airport.  Lo and behold, they have the elusive Starbucks clear tumbler which was already sold out in Beijing and Manila.  They had several more of it and I grabbed two because Don and Gold wanted them.  The good thing about it, it’s on sale for HK$68.  When I went back after my stay in the Philippines a week later, it’s no longer available and it’s a shame as Gold wanted two more.

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shuffle-redLast Nov. 14 was the Agency Event at my building.  We had food, wine, wii and a presentation.  To win any of the iPod prizes, guests have to compete in one of the wii games showcased.  First prize was a 1st gen iPod Touch 32gb, second prize was a 4th gen iPod Nano 8gb and the third prize was an iPod shuffle 1gb.

Since I’m one of the organizers, I get to choose which game I wanted to join.  Out of all the games  we had that day, the only one I know how to play is Bowling.  I was lucky to qualify on the top 3.  On the final 3 face-off, I was contented to just get 3rd place as I really like that iPod shuffle red. 

Right now, the shuffle is inside my cabinet gathering dust.  Hahaha.. I might give it as Christmas present or birthday present in the future.  Well.. this post has been long overdue.  Sorry for the late update.

Oh yeah.. if you buy an iPod shuffle Red.. a part of the profit will go to Product Red in support of the help fight AIDS in Africa.

It’s been forever since I wrote on the blog but real life have been very busy.  First was a week training in Hong Kong then had to catch up with my work and prepare for my holiday in Manila.

Currently, I’m in Manila relaxing after a couple of days of whirlwind activities.  My cousin Jason got married to his girlfriend from Cagayan De Oro, Cathy.  From Beijing to Hong Kong to Manila, it was tiring.  Thursday was pure shopping and dentist appointment.  I think I spent almost P10,000 in a day which is not what I intend to do.   Also on Thursday, I got my 2nd generation ipod Touch 16gb.  I’m totally enjoying it and I was able to surf the net in CDO. 

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