Tiendesitas without pics

Dropped by Tiendesitas near Valle 5 more out of curiosity than the willingness to buy stuff. But I ended up buying the highly recommended In Diet supplement for Hondo. I got it for a discounted P600.00. Thank you Adel for recommending this for the longest time.

Tiendesitas is the perfect Sunday shopping getaway. It’s the complete shebang with guys walking their cute dogs to meet cute girls, families lounging around the food section, kids playing with the pets on display ..

Though the aquarium section was rather ho-hum, I was able to find cute French bulldogs at not so cute prices of P38,000.00 for the male and P55,000.00 for the bitch. No Boston Terriers though! Speaking of which, I found an (almost) exact replica of Hondo being sold for P40,000.00 in one of the night markets near my house. Hondo was cuter, and was waaay cheaper. He also lost a tooth today, poor boy. But he’s still as hyper as ever.

I should have brought my camera. Might seem a bit crazy, but I’ll keep this upscale flea market in mind for a photo shoot location.

the HIP video

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The scary thing about not being in the Cebu ad congress is that your face is on an AVP that’s supposed to be viewed by the most influential corporations in the country. Those of us back at the office are curious as to how HIP was received.

When you’re the magazine arm of the country’s widest circulating broadsheet, people expect things. The consolation? At least we’re raffling off a car (so I heard). I guess that saves face.

if you want to see a copy of this video, well … ask me in person. And most probably I’ll say no. Haha!

Google Analytics

I just installed Google Analytics onto A Bugged Life. It only started tracking stats after 7 hours. And now its compiling stats, which will take another 12 hours.

Not bad actually, considering what others havetosay. Of course I could be wrong about the 19 hour wait.

So I’ll just count the chickens later. Eat your heart out, George Lindemann Jr.!

Alternatives to flying

What a week! And its only Wednesday. I missed out on two trips this week – the first for Australia for Nokia and the second for Singapore for the WCG 2005. And thus I’ve learned my lesson (1) to renew my passport when it expires and (2) renew my passport when it expires. Almost forgot, (3) to renew my passport when it expires.

So I should always renew my passport when it expires. And I did, just yesterday. With a fantastically spanking new picture. Haha.

So my midweek pretty much filled out in spite of having no trips. Monday was interesting because m|PH recorded our first Podcast which will be launched in an event together with other local industries on the 22nd. Yep, so you’ll hear me, Adel (read his own account)and Art in the iTunes Music Store pretty soon.

Tuesday was fun – ran from one event to another. The AM was pretty much divided between the EPSON X3 projector launch as well as the unveiling of the new 5th gen iPod with video playback.

On the pic to the left is myself and Sharon during a Mapalad gathering yesterday. I must say, its one of the better pics where I look different. So maybe if I lose a little bit more weight, I’ll really start to look like this person. It’s really embarassing when the McDonald’s counter guy, the bank teller, the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf counter chick and the Chowking busboy call me “Uma.”

m|PH October-November is out!

It’s out! This is a very memorable issue for most of us at HIP. First of all, we’ve racked our brains deciding on what color the cover would take and we just decided to go psychidelic (sp?) because of the Austin Powers-esque retro theme.

Second, it is the first issue of m|PH under the new Hinge-Inquirer banner as you can see from the blue and white HIP logo on the lower left.

On a personal note this is also the first issue where I’ve taken the title of Managing Editor together with Art. As a result, I took my virgin trip to the fabled Mamplasan Print Town where I spent the wee hours of the morning proofing several pages of articles and ads.

I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I had fun making it. I especially enjoyed reviewing the Nokia N90 and the Sony Ericsson W800i.

Seen at the m|PH blog