Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Coffee Prince the 1st Shop

Coffee Prince the 1st Shop is another Korean popular drama series aired by MBC Channel from July 2 to August 27, 2007 which consists of 17 cups (episodes). The chemistry of the couple, Gong Yoo (as Choi Han Kyul) and Yoon Eun Hye (as Go Eun Chan), are fun to watch because their expression in their acting was so natural. “Later on they fight; later on they misses each other.”

Eun Chan's father died when she was a child and promised her father to be the breadwinner of the family. She had a numerous jobs and gave up her femininity just to do men’s work. Her gender was mistaken as a boy by Han Kyul, a happy go lucky rich guy who has been set into blind dates by her grandmother for he’s about to turn 30 years old. To keep away from those arranged blind dates, he decided to hire Eun Chan as his gay lover yet, she had no choice but to accept the job for she badly needed cash to pay her debt.

Han Kyul inherited a coffee shop that nearly leads to a bankruptcy from his grandmother. Female is not accepted to work in the shop but Eun Chan begged to be employed. Because Han Kyul mistaken her identity as a boy, he hired her. Feelings started to occur in the middle of the story. But, what if he finds out that she’s a girl? Will she be kicked out? Or will they fall in love and accept each other? It’s for you to find out on what will be the answer. It will be aired soon in the Philippines’ GMA network this coming New Year 2008, January 1.

I’ll be waiting for the Coffee Prince 2 and MBC were planning for it because both lead cast click well together including rating of the show. However, I’ve heard that Gong Yoo may not be around on the next sequel for signing up the army in one year. I guess no one can replace their perfect chemistry on the series.

Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan
Gong Yoo as Choi Han Kyul
Lee Sun Gyun as Choi Han Sung
Chae Jung Ahn as Han Yoo Joo
Kim Ja Ok as Han Kyul's mom
Choi Il Hwa as Han Kyul's dad
Kim Young Ok as Han Kyul's grandmother
Park Won Sook as Eun Chan's mom
Han Yeh In as Go Eun Sae
Kim Chang Wan as Mr. Hong
Kim Jae Wook as No Sun Ki
Kim Dong Wook as Jin Ha Rim
Lee Un as Hwang Min Yeop
Lee Han Wie as Mr. Ku
Kim Jung Min as DK

Monday, December 24, 2007

Best Christmas Tree in Davao City

It is tradition that we decorate an evergreen tree with colorful glittering lights, apples, candy canes, stars, stuffed bears, and putting gifts underneath every December for the celebration of Christmas Day. The well known holiday symbol has played an important part since ancient times and has been used by honoring gods and spirits during Pagan festivals. Endless legends surround the lore of the Christmas tree and I’m lazy to tell you all about it. So let’s just skip it and focus into something different.

Most communities are now displaying Christmas trees in public places throughout the world. Some are conducting competitions on the most beautifully decorated or eye-catching Christmas trees among their respective places and be rewarded with bunch of bucks. A lot of methods and materials are used for decorations just to be creative, unique and to meet the criteria of the contest.

Christmas is the most unforgettable and sparkling event of the year. It creates joyful memoirs like family reunion, Christmas caroling, delicious food, exchanging gifts and other kinds of fun gatherings. When you will see a stunning Christmas tree around your area, I’ll bet you’ll exactly took a picture of it along with your family, friends, or by yourself.

christmas treeSo if you still haven’t took a picture and found the best Christmas tree around you, you’ll be lucky if you’re in Davao City, Philippines. During night time, davaoeños are getting together here just to take some images of it. It is located along J.P Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City, Mana Davao Building. It is the most beautifully decorated Christmas tree I’ve seen so far in my hometown. So, here’s the picture in case you’ve missed it.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Another Scam On Wowowee?

Wowowee is a variety game show for children and adults hosted by Willie Revillame (Papi) who brought fun and excitement for most local viewers including “The Filipino Channel” (TFC) subscribers in some other countries. The noontime show helped a lot of people even though Papi gives sometimes a little insensitivity in his jokes.

Despite of those words stated above, it created a lot of controversies that shocked most of the Filipinos who watched the show daily. It was first a stampede broke out on February 4, 2006. The root of the mad dash was closing the PhilSports Complex gates by the security. The people who can not get their tickets for the show rushed and panicked to enter the gates. It was reported that 74 people died and hundreds were injured. That was the most shocking accident happened in the whole history of Philippine television.

Another scandalous event happened last August 20, 2007, in their new segment called Wilyonaryo. There are two sets of films on the contraption, but Papi pulled the wrong film which displayed "0" instead of the right film, where the number 2 is detached from the contraption showing a second winning combination. There is something fishy happened in the game portion. Here’s the video if you’re unable to watch the details.

Lately, a new Wowowee scam has been uploaded in It’s for you to decide whether this show is a scam or not. Here's the clip:

Monday, December 17, 2007

DOTA 6.49b Anti Map Hack Version

Good news to all anti map-hackers, PandaMine had designed an Anti Maphack Engine for DotA 6.49b. He fixed the replay desync bug, made various improvements and cinematic mode has been removed. Implementing this version will now cease the maphackers and bring back the game into an absolute strategic and fair game. I hope that this map will be recognized by the authors of the original DotA Allstars map and be encouraged to release the official AMH (Anti Maphack) version in its official website.

Because of this map hacking epidemic, I used to play some other games in Warcraft like TD (Tower Defense) maps instead of playing latest map versions of DotA. However, I discovered last week that AMH map version has been released. It will detect any maphacking software for the entire game and automatically kicks you out of the game if spotted using maphack. As soon as the game had started, it will pause at around 60 to 90 seconds. The content is still original done by IceFrog and you can download it through this link:

It feels great to win the game if fairly and honestly played.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"Sometimes We Win, Sometimes We Lose"

Musical competition happens every year especially in the month of December for the celebration of Christmas. Most Filipino people are naturally born as music lover; thus, filipino singers as well as non-singers, never misses any spot of such happenings. Bunch of surprises and big cash prizes will be given for those participants who will win the contest – vocal solo, choir, instrumental band, and dance group.

When I was at my younger age, I used to join this kind of contest even if it’s not Christmas like NCCC’s Star of Davao, “Singgit Davao”, “Kantahan sa Baranggay” and other school festival. I even tried auditioning Philippine Idol but I didn’t have the chance because of the long line. Tonight, I’ll be joining another contest and I’ll be singing, “Sana Ngayong Pasko” which was originally sang by Ariel Rivera. I really love the melody and lyrcs of this whole song since my childhood. Last year I sang “Christmas Won’t Be the Same Without You”, originally sang by Martin Nievera. I didn’t win the trophy; however, I’m still happy for I ranked 2nd place and got a prize. The contest is one of the projects of Davao City Mayor, Hon. Rodrigo Duterte.

If I lose tonight, I just think the of philosophy saying, “Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, and sometimes the game gets rained out.” Yet, I still try to think positive to win the contest.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is considered as another new process of Search Engine Optimization. An increasing number of bookmarking sites now provide free services because it is mostly used by some webmasters as a traffic tool. It increases link popularity and search engine positioning, however, it depends on how useful the article that has been hyperlinked.

A bookmarked site can be accessible anywhere in the web and can be shared by anyone especially if you tagged them with right keywords and hyperlink. Tag names are the best way to get more visitors from your site, so you should be careful in choosing your keyword and that should be purely related to the website’s content. Its content must be valuable and unique so that visitors will visit again to your account.

Get started now and categorize your bookmarked sites based on its keyword or tag. It’s the quickest way to get really good traffic for your website or blog.

Here are some lists of bookmarking sites:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Do You Dream Of Blogs?

My result: You love blogging so much, that indeed you may be dreaming of blogs. Blogging is your favorite activity. (lol)

If you have no blog site yet, just choose any of these websites shown below:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ASCII Code Of Apple In Dota

Here’s the ASCII code if you want to include an apple symbol in DOTA Player name.

alt + 0239 = ï
alt + 0128 = €
alt + 0128 =

First, type these codes in URL Location Box of the browser.

apple code

Copy these three special characters (  ), then, paste it in Player Name Box in DOTA.

dota apple

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas or "X-mas"

Christmas is a time of happiness and celebration - a blend of joyful moments to share and celebrate with family, friends and special someone. Scenes like carol singing, Santa Claus riding on a sleigh, stockings on the wall, pine tree decorating, card greetings, baking delicious foods, parties everywhere, snowflakes falling, lights flickering, and giving of gifts are all typical traditions that have been passed down through the years.

With all those things happening during December, there’s one thing always bothers me. Why use “X-mas” instead of Christmas? I am worried that the world might be starting to forget Jesus Christ. As I searched through the internet, “Xmas” is not originally an attempt to eliminate Christ from Christmas, but uses an abbreviation of the Greek spelling of the word “Christ” with the “X” representing the Greek letter chi. However, few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation. Future generations might wonder why “X” instead of Christ. Is there a tendency that they will forget the true meaning of Christmas in the future because of “X”?

There’s nothing wrong if you had already knew the reason why they use “X-mas”. What about for those who haven’t known the truth yet? Let’s just get rid of X! Jesus Christ is the main reason why we celebrate Christmas. He was born on earth because He loves us and sacrifices His life for all our sins.

Advance Merry Christmas!