Posted by: Digital Pogi | October 23, 2009

Are you ready?

The end of the world is coming!? That’s according to the Mayan Calendar.  They predict that it will be on December 21, 2012 at exactly 11:11am.  They say that this is when the 12th planet arrives and may crash in to Earth or cause our planet to go haywire because of the 12th planet’s gravitational pull. Another end of the world prophecy just like the coming of the 2nd Millennium (year 2000). Everybody got scared.  Some even went inside a cave where they believe can be saved.

This Mayan prophecy scares me more.  Why shouldn’t I be?  With all the punishments Mother Earth is giving who would be scared. We never had tornadoes before. We never had this much rain before.  How about the new diseases and viruses that are emerging?  Climate change is a very serious issue. Let us not wait for the government to action (specially the Philippine government).  It should start from us.  Simple waste management will do.  Avoid over consumption of products.  Consumption leads to production.  Production leads to extraction of our resources.  Extraction leads to destruction.

Are we learning from what Nature is teaching us?  Do we need more punishments?

Before the world ends, I would want to see it happen (in movie theaters).  I might get tips on how to survive the apocalypse.  It will be showing this November.

2012 http://teaser-trailer.comimage source

Posted by: Digital Pogi | October 19, 2009

my first ever blogging event

I have been blogging for over a month now and I am starting to get the hang of it.  I was lucky to be invited in an event by Nuffnang. There I fellow bloggers and my blogging idols. I met the nyokers Jehz, Winston, Maki, and Mica.  It was Azrael who introduced me to them.  I was hoping to see Ada also but she was not able to attend.  I also saw Jayvee and Hannah.  It was a very memorable experience. I wished I have brought my DSLR with me.

nyokers and meWinston, Jehz, Maki and Me.

bloggersPretty bloggers with Jayvee and Me looking elsewhere.

alodiaThank you Jhong for taking these pictures for Ron for keeping me company.  Until the next blogging event.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | October 17, 2009

PLDT WatchPad

Just recently I, along with other bloggers, were invited to a Rockeoke night and to experience the latest service from the number DSL provider in the country, PLDT. The PLDT MyDSL WatchPad.  It’s the first Broadband Entertainment Portal in the country.   I love it for 6 simple reasons:

My Shows


You can enjoy watching TV right in front your own computer screen.   Watch shows from GMA, MTV, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, Animax and Go Channel; and there will be more channels to come.  Some of these channels are not even available in our cable TV provider.  Beat that!


Everything is exclusive.

  • Watch exclusive updates on the latest celebrity gossips (yes, chismoso ako) and fashion trends.
  • Watch high-quality music videos from the country’s top music artists exclusively made for Watchpad.
  • Drifting lessons.
  • and more.



Enjoy Award winning movies from the country’s best directors.



Play the coolest online Level-up games.



It allows me to do my blogging and networking tasks while watching TV. I can twit or blog as soon as the news comes out.

It’s Free.

Here’s another cool thing, assuming that your MyDSL came with WeRoam.  You can watch your latest TV shows via PLDT MyDSL WatcPad on the go.  I can even bring notebook in places where there is no cable TV and watch CartoonNetwork. Cool! This is just the beggining.

It a must have for everyone.   Multimedia + Multitasking = Watchpad. Cool!

All PLDT MyDSL subscriber can avail of the Watchpad service.  Signing up is easy, installation is a breeze.  Existing MyDSL subscriber can sign up here.

installlog in

If you’re not an existing PLDT MyDSL subscriber, It is recommended that you sign up with plan 1299. Visit for more info.

Thanks Nuffnang for the invite and thanks PLDT for WatchPad.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | October 12, 2009

i joined iblog


There will be a mini iBlog event in collaboration with Summit Media on Nov. 15, 2009 at Th World Trade Center.  The event will be beneficial to blogging newbies.  Topics and speakers are as follows:

1:00 – 1:15 Welcome Remarks (JJ Disini –
1:20 – 1:40 Blogging 101 (Micaela Rodriguez –
1:50 – 2:10 Photo/Video Blogging 101 (Aileen Apolo –
2:20 – 2:40 Mobile Blogging 101 (AJ Matela –
2:50 – 3:10: Blog Promotion & Traffic Generation Strategies 101 (Noemi Lardizabal Dado –
3:20 – 3:40 Blogging to the Next Level (Anton Diaz –
3:40 – onwards Raffle and group picture

Host / Moderator: Janette Toral –

This will be a free event. Regstration is needed for you to be counted as a particpant. Register here

I hope I’ll be able to take home tips and freebies.  See you there.

source; image source: cel manila

Posted by: Digital Pogi | October 6, 2009

it’s never too late

We had 6 days without electricity but never out of power.


For assistance/rescue operations

  • ABS-CBN: +632 416 3641
  • Air Force: +632 853 5023, +63908 112 6976
  • Bureau of Fire and Protection Region III: +6345 963 4376
  • GMA-7 Kapuso Foundation: +632 981 1950-59
  • Go Nuts Donuts: +63917 860 5781 (for truck requests)
  • Jam 88.3: +632 631 8803
  • Meralco: 16210, 16211, +63917 559 2824, 920 929 2824
  • Metro Manila Development Authority: 136
  • National Capital Region Police Office: +632 838 3203, 838 3354 (especially for rubber-boat requests)
  • National Disaster Coordinating Council: +632 912 5668, 911 1406, 912 2665, 911 5061, +63917 733 4256
  • PAG-ASA: +632 433 8526
  • Petron and San Miguel Corporation: +63917 814 0655 (please look for Lydia Ragasa. They’re lending choppers for rescue operations)
  • Philippine Coast Guard: +632 527 6136
  • Philippine National Police: 117
  • Sen. Manny Villar: +63917 422 6800, 917 241 4864, 927 675 1981
  • Sen. Dick Gordon: +63917 899 7898, 938 444 BOYS
  • Taguig City: 1623
  • *For Marikina and Cainta victims: +63917 540 8929. Please text your name, address, age, and current situation
  • *For text queries on missing persons: +63917 938 9914 (Marikina), 921 655 5262 (Quezon City), 918 935 6318 (Pasig City), 917 560 6241 (Cainta)

For cash deposits

  • ABS-CBN Foundation: Banco de Oro account – Branch: Mother Ignacia, account name: ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., account number: 5630060113
  • Citizens’ Disaster Response Center: Metrobank account – Branch: Examiner (Quezon City), peso account number: 3636007413, dollar account number: 2636001583, swift code: MBT…CPHMM
  • Gawad Kalinga: BPI account – account number: 3101097756
  • Philippine National Red Cross: Metrobank account – Branch: Port Area, peso savings-account number: 1513041631228, dollar savings-account number: 1512151002182, swift code: MBTC PH MM. Bank of the Philippine Islands – Branch: Port Area, current savings-account number: 4991001099; branch: UN, dollar savings-account number: 8114003094, swift code: BOPI PH MM
  • Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan: BPI account – Branch: Loyala, Katipunan, peso checking-account number: 3081111161, dollar account number: 3084042012, swift code: BOPIPHMM
  • World Vision Organization: BPI account – savings-account number: 4251004215. BDO account – savings-account number: 270043411

For cash donations via SMS

  • Red Cross: Text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart). Friends in the US and Canada who wish to help in the rescue/relief operations may donate through the American Red Cross. Call 1 800 435 7669. Donate through the Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations
  • TXTPower: Via Smart Money SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092, and Paypal

Accepting relief goods/help in packing relief goods

  • ABS-CBN Foundation: USA toll-free 1-800-527-2820
  • Assumption College: San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
  • Ateneo de Manila University: College covered courts, Katipunan, Quezon City
  • Aranaz: Rockwell and Greenbelt, Makati City
  • Ascend Super Club: Bonifacio High Street, The Fort, Taguig City
  • Binalot: Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Call Tetchie Bundalian at +63922 857 3277 for more info
  • Camp Aguinaldo: CRS Office, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
  • Caritas Manila: Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila. Near Nagtahan Bridge. Phone numbers: +632 563 9298, 5639308
  • Carla Suiza: +632 211 9749. Needs empty five-gallon water containers with caps to build flotation rafts
  • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: All branches
  • De La Salle Zobel: Gate 7, Molave Street, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • DSWD National Capital Region office: Quiapo, Manila. Phone number: +632 734 8634-35, +63915 291 3722
  • Embassy Superclub: The Fort, Taguig City
  • Enderun Colleges: 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
  • Folded and Hung: All branches
  • Gawad Kalinga: RFM Gym, Pioneer, Mandaluyong City. Contact Raul Dizon at +63917 888 8109 for more details
  • Globe: All Business Centers
  • Greyone Social and Trilogy: Greenbelt, Rockwell, and Rada branches
  • Immaculate Conception Academy: 10 Grant Street, Greenhills, San Juan
  • Jollibee: All branches
  • Junior Chamber International-Manila: Baypark Tent, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
  • Kapuso Foundation: GMA-7 Compound, Quezon City. Phone number: +632 981 1950-59
  • La Salle Greenhills: Gate 2, Greenhills, San Juan
  • Lingkod Kabataan: 118-B Scout Rallos Street, Kamuning, Quezon City
  • Luca: All branches
  • McDo: All branches
  • Monster Radio RX93.1: 17/F, Strata 2000, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • NU107: G/F, Suite 102, AIC Gold Tower, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City
  • Our Lady of Solitude Parish: Villa Canacao, Kawit, Cavite. Please look for Father Henry
  • Papemelroti: All branches
  • +63922 835 7441, 917 620 5103, 917 892 1982, 917 938 7800 (for those who live in Ortigas, Greenmeadows, and Kapitolyo)
  • Philippine Army: Philippine Army Gym, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer: 1098 Chino Roces Avenue corner Mascardo and Yague Streets, Makati City. Phone number: +632 897 8808 local 260 (please look for Megi Garcia)
  • Playschool International: 47 Ghana Street, Better Living, Paranaque City
  • Radio Veritas: Veritas Tower West Avenue corner EDSA. Phone numbers: +632  925 7931-40
  • Sagip Kapamilya: 13 Examiner St., Quezon City
  • Saint Pedro Poveda College: Social Action Office, EDSA corner P. Poveda Street, Quezon City. Phone number: +632 631 8756 local 121
  • Santuario de San Antonio Parish: Rooms 11 and 12, Makati City
  • Seaoil: All stations
  • Senators Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas: Balay, Expo Centro, Edsa corner Gen. MacArthur, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. Call Clare Amador at +63928 520 5528 or Jana Vicente at +63928 520 5499 for more details
  • Senator Francis Pangilinan: AGS Building Annex, 446 EDSA, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City. Phone numbers: +63917 808 1247
  • Shop Familia: 406 Richville Corporate Center, 1314 Commerce Avenue Extension, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Phone number: +632 842 8412
  • Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Task Force Noah: Ateneo Cervini Dorm, Katipunan, Quezon City
  • Southville International School and Colleges: Tropical Avenue corner Luxembourg Street, BF Homes International, Las Pinas City
  • Starbucks: All branches
  • Team Manila: TriNoma, Quezon City; SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; Jupiter, Bel-air Village, Makati City; Rockwell, Makati City
  • Smart Wireless Center: SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, SM Megamall, SM Muntinlupa, SM Bicutan, SM Sucat, Festival Mall, Alabang Town Center, SM Southmall
  • University of Asia and the Pacific: Pearl Drive, Ortigas, Pasig City
  • Valle Verde 1: Clubhouse, Pasig City
  • Victory: Unit 501, Galleria Corporate Center, Quezon City. Phone number: +632 631 1212
  • White Space: 2314, Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. Phone number: +632 844 7328
  • World Vision Organization: Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. Call Pam Millora at +63917 862 2320
  • Xavier School, Xavier Street, San Juan. Phone number: +623 723 0481
  • 7-11: All branches

In-Kind Donation

  • Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT.
  • NoyMar relief Operations: Clare Amador (+639285205508) or Jana Vicente at +639285205499). Drop off for relief donations is at Balay Expo Center across Farmers Market Cubao.
  • Miriam Quiambao drop off points: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood, or message for more details.
  • Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio or GHQ Gym in Camp Aguinaldo are now distributing donations for Ondoy Victims.
  • Team Manila stores in Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell shall be accepting relief goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk,Bottled Water and Clothes) for distribution by Veritas.
  • Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (+632-5639298, +632-5639308)
  • Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Cor EDSA (+632-9257931-40)
  • Aranaz Stores in Rockwell & Greenbelt is accepting donations of any kind for Payatas communities affected by Ondoy
  • Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan Task Force Noah, a disaster response arm of the Jesuits, is accepting donations. Please drop it off sa Ateneo Cervini Dorm.
  • Philippine National Red Cross different ways to Donate.
  • Red Cross Load Donations: Right now the easiest way to make donations from the seat of your chair is via mobile phone load. The Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Text: RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)
  • Ateneo de Manila University is now accepting donations for the victims of Ondoy. Donations can be dropped at MVP Lobby. For those stranded/those who need help: To all students who need help or know of people who need help. Please text the name, location, and contact number to (+6329088877166). ATENEO, which is now an open shelter, accepts refugees. Call (+632917-8952792)
  • Papemelroti stores in 91 Roces Ave. / Ali Mall Cubao / SM City North EDSA / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 in Makati / SM Centerpoint / SM Southmall are accepting relief goods (canned goods / milk / bottled water / clothes – NO CASH pls.)
  • TXTPower now accepts donations via SmartMoney 5577514418667103, GCash 09179751092 and Paypal
  • Our Lady of Pentecost Parish (+632-4342397, +632-9290665) per Gabe Mercado, donations are very much welcome. The Parish is located at 12 F. Dela Rosa corner C. Salvador Sts., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
  • Hillsborough Village Chapel – Water, blankets, shoes, and clothes may be sent to Hillsborough Village Chapel in Muntinlupa City. These will go to families whose houses were washed out in the nearby sitios.
  • Greenhills/Mandaluyong/San Juan Area, if you want to help out with the rescue and relief operations, you can drop off your donations (clothes, food, etc..) at La Salle Greenhills Gate 2 tomorrow or volunteer from 9am to receive, sort, repack the donations.
  • Petron: You may bring your relief goods to all Petron branches.
  • LUCA stores (Rockwell, Shang-rila, Eastwood, or GA towers): Send your old clothes & donations (no cash pls).
  • “LUZON RELIEF: Volunteer / Donate / Pray”: Donations can be brought to RENAISSANCE FITNESS CENTER, 2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers Ortigas, MeralcoAvenue, Pasig City starting MONDAY (Sept.28) / 9am – 7pm Contact Person: Warren Habaluyas (+632929-8713488) or email at
  • MOONSHINE boutique in Rockwell also accepting relief good to help Ondoy victims in Marikina and Cainta.
  • Katipunan Avenue. Contact Erica Paredes at (+632917-4741930) — they need bread, packed juice, sandwich filling (tuna, chicken, anything) You can help her make them, deliver the sandwiches to her house, or help her distribute! Call for more details.
  • Manor Superclub, Eastwood City will accept goods and other emergency items starting Sunday at 10 am.
  • Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC): Relief goods for typhoon victims being accepted at 72-A Times St., West Triangle, QC. Tel (+632-9299820/22)
  • MINISTOP IBARRA (Espana cor. Blumentritt, Sampaloc Manila) is also accepting relief goods, Food (non-perishable goods only) Clothing, Medicines, Beds, Pillows, Blankets, Emergency Supplies to help Typhoon Ondoy victims

Give them the light they deserve.


Posted by: Digital Pogi | September 24, 2009

Shopping with kids

Bringing your child with you to go shopping is a challenge.  You have to deal with a lot of things.  Some  parents would even use a strap-like belt on theirs kids to keep them close to them.  Here are my tips for parents.

  • Plan everything from the time you leave the oust til’ the time you get home.  Inform your child about the time you plan to leave and go home to make him aware and spend is time wisely. It also helps if you schedule your activities.  Tell your child that you need to buy something first, then go to this shop and so on.
  • Explain why you you’re going to shopping.  This gives them an understanding that it’s not about spending money but buying what is needed and to bond with them.
  • If you plan to eat in the mall, make him choose where to but give them your suggestions.
  • Set the rules before you leave.  Tell them to stay close.
  • Bring a small toy to keep them entertained or you can entertain them yourself while strolling.  Exhagerate on the scenery.  Keep them amazed with what you are seeing inside the mall. “Wow, look at that…!”  you may also want to bring bottled water and a light snack.
  • Get them involved in your shopping.  Ask their opinion on an item.
  • On the way home make them carry a small bag to teach them to be responsible.
  • If they’ve been good. You can buy them a small toy or a book, or  some words of encouragement will do.  “you’ve been a good boy/girl, you made mom/dad happy”
  • Once you get home, have them help you clean up and fix your purchases.

It’s always been difficult bringing you child with you when you go shopping.  Hope those tips helped.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | September 22, 2009

Blogging and Reading Events

I just missed two events last week.  The Manila International book fair and Wordcamp 2009.

I just started blogging less than a month ago and  there really is a lot to learn.  I don’t even have my own domain and webhost yet.  So far, I am looking into Ploghost – a local provider, one of their client is Yugatech. There really is a lot to do and I believe attending Wordcamp 2009 will help me.  However I was not able to register because already ended when I discovered it.  Also, I don’t know any bloggers yet, I don’t want to go there alone.  I fear that I’ll be out of place.  But I really wanted to meet bloggers like jehzlau, ada, toni marikit, randy marasigan and yuga and learn from them.  I need help in making developing my blog.

The Manila International Book Fair is another event that I failed to attend.  We were there last year and was able to purchase a couple of books and have them signed by the authors.  There were a couple of giveaways as well, mostly bookmarks. Here are some of the pictures we took there last year.

I promise myself to attend the next blogging event whatever or wherever it may be.

Posted by: Digital Pogi | September 17, 2009

Once upon a Dream

Dreams are outlets of our emotions.  According to Cinderella, a dream is a wish your heart makes.  What’s in a dream?

Last night, around midnight, our son woke up.  He said he had a bad dream and does not want to go back to sleep fearing that it would continue.  He does not want to tell us what it was all about.  We prayed together to drive the bad dreams away and to make him feel better.  It took 30 minutes before he fell back to sleep.  Earlier today I found myself surfing the web about dreams and these are what I found out.

  • The word dream was derived from the word dreme meaning joy and music.
  • The Scientific study of dream is called Oneirology.
  • Toddlers do not dream about themselves.  They do not appear in their own dreams until their 3 or 4 years of age.
  • When a person snores, he is not dreaming.
  • Everybody dreams, we just don’t remember it.
  • If a person is born blind, he/she only dreams of sounds and emotions.
  • If a person went blind on a later part of their lives, the intensity of the colors they see will depend on when they last see  colors.
  • 5 minutes at the end of the dream 50% is forgotten.
  • After 10 minutes, 90% is lost.

Famous Dreams

Abraham Lincoln – He dreamt hearing people sobbing from the East Wing of the White House.  He wandered around and saw people weeping.  When he asked who is dead in the white house.   The guard said “The President, he was assassinated.”

Paul McCartney woke up with the tune in his head along with some unclear lyrics.  He completed the tune and the song Yesterday was composed.

Joseph the Dreamer – He dreamt of seven fat cattle came out to feed, followed by seven lean cattle, who devoured the fat cattle. After this, seven good ears of corn were eaten by seven thin and ragged ears of corn. Joseph accurately said that these dreams prophesied seven prosperous years, to be followed by seven years of famine. Pharaoh used this analysis to good advantage by storing safely the excess grain in the good years, so that in the subsequent famine, his people had food in reserve to draw upon people had food in reserve to draw upon.

Sweet dreams everybody.

sweet dreams

Posted by: Digital Pogi | September 15, 2009

Breast Feeding Seminar

In line with their mission to promote and support breast feeding and healthy living, Organics Asia will be conducting a Breast Feeding Seminar on September 19, 2009.  The seminar will be conducted by Breast feeding coach/Lactation counselor, Ms. Zeny Feliciano.   For more information please contact their office at +632 636 7920

Location:   Organics Asia Inc. Unit 401 Emerald Place, 604 Shaw Blvd., Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Posted by: Digital Pogi | September 15, 2009

Fun at Pan de Amerikano

Just recently I have been an avid lurker/follower of Ada’s blog.  Yes, I’m an adaphobic.  After reading her post about Pan de Amerikana and seeing it on TV. My wife and I decided to see it for ourselves.

Despite the rain we went to Marikina.  We’re not familiar with the city but it was up to the cab driver to take us there.  I was awe-struck with how clean and organized the city is.  There is a bicycle lane, imagine that!  There are no sidewalk vendors, not even in the public market.  What we saw was Mr. MMDA Chairman himself, Bayani Fernando, checking if everything is A-ok.

Finally, after 30 minute drive and a P180 fare (Pasig to Marikina) we arrived.  The façade makes me want to sing the Sound of Music.  Inside, you’ll forget that you are still in Marikina.  It felt like I was somewhere in Tagaytay.  There’s a man-made stream, a kalesa on display, a couple of hammock tied on the trees and a lot of plants.  The famous giant chess pieces were there.  You’ll also notice that most tables are designed like chess boards and you can borrow that check pieces from the front desk.  The staffs were friendly and accommodating.

Food is excellent and very affordable.  You can have a meal for as low as P30.  They indeed have the best tasting pandesal.

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