Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Your Valuables

If I were to produce a movie, its title would be Your Valuables. I could
then get free advertising with signs like this in various establishments.

At Chowking, SM City Cebu, on one of their air conditioning units.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

OPC Hits: Matt Maher, "Because He Lives (Amen)"

After "All the People Said Amen," Matt Maher has released another Amen song. Entering the chart this week just behind Owl City and Britt Nicole who debut on top, here's "Because He Lives (Amen)" at #2:

OPC Hits
November 23-29, 2014

1-1@11Owl CityYou're Not Alone [feat. Britt Nicole]
2-21Matt MaherBecause He Lives (Amen)
311@12Olly MursWrapped Up [feat. Travie McCoy]
4222Brandon HeathNo Turning Back
544@16We Are LeoYou're the Best Thing
6-61Band Aid 30Do They Know It's Christmas (2014)
7-71One DirectionNight Changes [Acoustic]
8332You+MeBreak the Cycle
9724Taylor SwiftOut of the Woods
10552Phillips, Craig & DeanThrone of Praise
112@12Mat KearneyHeartbeat
2222CherylI Don't Care
3-31Kari JobeI Am Not Alone [Live]
4332Ellie HolcombMarvelous Light
5552AviciiThe Days

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Ride

I was riding a jeepney to SM one day and out of boredom, observed my co-passengers: Four women, two ladies, two couples (boyfriend and girlfriend), a husband and a wife with their two kids (son and daughter), and another two ladies with a girl on their lap each. Now, I've got a question: How many people were in the jeepney?

Post your answers and let the world know how smart you are. I might just give away a prize. Hehe.

The original version of this blog entry was first posted at The Talkthrough with Johnny Talker on July 30, 2006.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Olly Murs, "Wrapped Up" [OPC Hits 2014.11.16]

Olly Murs may have only finished second on The X Factor (UK) some years ago, but this time around, he finishes second to no one on the latest OPC Hits. That's the reason why he's Never Been Better, also the name of his upcoming album due on the 21st. Featuring with Travie McCoy, here's "Wrapped Up" at #1 this week:

OPC Hits
November 16-22, 2014

1-1@11Olly MursWrapped Up [feat. Travie McCoy]
2-21Brandon HeathNo Turning Back
3-31You+MeBreak the Cycle
414@15We Are LeoYou're the Best Thing
5-51Phillips, Craig & DeanThrone of Praise
6-61Taylor SwiftBlank Space
7223Taylor SwiftOut of the Woods
8-81Relic HeartsOut of the Woods
1051@16Jeremy CampHe Knows
1-1@11Mat KearneyHeartbeat
2-21CherylI Don't Care
3-31Ellie HolcombMarvelous Light
4-41Ariana GrandeBreak Free [feat. Zedd]
5-51AviciiThe Days
114@14Nadine LustreBahala Na [feat. James Reid]
225@19Victory WorshipRadical Love
3332Kathryn BernardoYou Don't Know Me
446@119Tony AlfonsoIntergalactic Gugma [with Kaye Dinauto]

Saturday, November 15, 2014

As Good as Advertised: 7-Eleven Giniling Busog Meal

With the Hotta Rice not available, I recently settled for a Busog Meal at the 7-Eleven store near my home. They also had Sisig and Tuna Omelette, but I picked the Giniling meal. Microwaved and served hot, I got rice and a tasty viand for only P29.00. As I had a satisfying fill, I could say that the Busog Meal is as good as advertised: Busog and sulit.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bookmarked: Serial Heroes from the Pages

You all know about your Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games (which have all been adapted into movies), but what other book series are awesome and worth your time to read? It's time to know these great book heroes. Here's a quick list for the bookworms out there:

DJ MacHale

Travel with Bobby.

Children of the Red King
Jenny Nimmo

Be endowed like Charlie.

The Paladin Prophecy
Mark Frost

Run with Will. 

And if you're looking for even more books to read, check out the Morpheus Road and The Sylo Chronicles trilogies, also by DJ MacHale. I'm currently reading the Sylo finale, Strike.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Taylor Swift, "Out of the Woods" [OPC Hits 2014.11.09]

Taylor Swift has outpeaked her previous single "Shake It Off" on the OPC Hits chart with a re-entry of a song taken off her newly-released album 1989. After entering at #10 three weeks ago, the two-time Billboard Woman of the Year somehow got lost in the jungle, but she's now "Out of the Woods" as she returns this week at #2.

OPC Hits
November 9-15, 2014

114@14We Are LeoYou're the Best Thing
2-22Taylor SwiftOut of the Woods
4-41Aaron GillespiePraise Him
531@15Jeremy CampHe Knows
6425Carrie UnderwoodSomething in the Water
7552VeritasDare You to Move
8644Big Daddy WeaveOverwhelmed
9753Ryan CabreraHouse on Fire
101073Meghan TrainorLips Are Movin
112@13Nadine LustreBahala Na [feat. James Reid]
222@14Fall Out BoyImmortals
3324We Are LeoYours 4 Sure
4-41OneRepublicI Lived
5434YellowcardOne Bedroom

Saturday, November 8, 2014

What Is Smart Calling?

On your Android phone (mine is an Alcatel One Touch Inspire 2), you might possibly encounter the Turn on smart calling option under Call settings > Other settings. But what exactly does this feature do?

Smart calling allows you to initiate a call with just a simple gesture of waving your finger or hand at the front-facing camera of your phone. You can trigger it from the Messaging app (it will call the number on the active SMS thread), or while accessing your Address Book (it will call the first number of the contact being displayed).

But should you turn on smart calling? Chances are you'd trigger this accidentally more than the times you'd trigger it intentionally. Could be quite a hassle. I suggest you keep it off.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nadine & James, "Bahala Na" [OPC Hits 2014.11.02]

Pinoy tracks are a rarity these days on the OPC Hits, but the duo of Nadine Lustre and James Reid manages to top this week's Bubbling Under chart with a song from their movie Talk Back and You're Dead. After debuting at #2 last week, the love team is now at #1 with "Bahala Na."

OPC Hits
November 2-8, 2014

113@13We Are LeoYou're the Best Thing
321@14Jeremy CampHe Knows
4324Carrie UnderwoodSomething in the Water
5-51VeritasDare You to Move
6443Big Daddy WeaveOverwhelmed
7552Ryan CabreraHouse on Fire
8-81Clean BanditReal Love [with Jess Glynne]
9644Lindsay McCaulA Little
10772Meghan TrainorLips Are Movin
121@12Nadine LustreBahala Na [feat. James Reid]
212@13Fall Out BoyImmortals
3323We Are LeoYours 4 Sure
4433YellowcardOne Bedroom
5543Jessie JMasterpiece