Step Right Up, This Way, This Way!

While dogging myself over character designs and refining details for our mobile theme proposals, I was grinning like Joker after killing Robin. Agh. That’s too ghastly a comparison. Anyway, I can’t help myself, running on caffeine and a lot less food when I’m in my creative mood. But Music and talk radio I definitely need to keep the juices going. It so happens that the Senate Inquiry caught me fancy, being the ZTN and Jun Lozada‘s magical mystery tour got front page slots. In spurts, let me tell you what I heard and understood while being a complete recluse that starts at friday and ends at monday evening:

> If Jun Lozada is as evil as those that hound him, then, at this point in time, during this inquiry, he comes off a martyr, nay a hero compared to those who dismiss him as a heretic.

> The PNP or the PSPO follows the chain of command closely that they don’t know where or whom will give the order, and trusts the driver more than the usual common sense.

> Valeroso’s got his 15 minute shot at fame.

> Jamby is a s pompous brat.

> Enrile is a pompous old man. Feels like he’s the only one with better things to do.

> Estradas have no business asking questions.

> Joker has used up his usefulness. He has become what he despised the most.

> You can get past Customs. Really.

> If the La Salle Brothers would find ME seeking sanctuary, instead of Jun Lozada, who is obviously far wealthier than what they wanted us to believe, they’d probably slam the door shut and wait for the pizza.

> Security at the airport is a pushover.

> With the onslaught of technology, our surveillance and security measures are a bit outdated.More like 1991.

> Mike keeps Php 50K lying around in his car, or in his glove compartment, just in case.

> Atienza speaks so well. It sounded like he was auditioning for a new episodeof “Maynila“.

and more to say, but the rest was pure comedy. I even visualized Jamby getting goosebumps at the mention of “DURA”. . . . hee-hee!

> Nobody felt the need to cross reference all these stuff to those statements, if any, by ZTE bigwigs. Sheesh. Common sense is absolutely absent.

For your listening pleasure, download or livestream the audio at Internet Archives >> Lozada WithThe Clowns

Simple and Practical Stuff 001

Call me cheap. Call me a scrooge, a miser, if you will. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cannot kill me, yadda-yadda. Not unless you are Gandalf with a potent incantation wielded with ardor, I’m good. I’m good.

So, everybody seems to create their own lists, why not make my own, right? Doesn’t matter. Have to appear consistent with these entries so I guess a list, or lists should fill the void and gaps while my so-called creativity is still in demand with my work.

As the title says, only simple and practical stuff in the list. Let’s start with my own advocacy of the affordable, whether it is technology, foodstuffs, literature or just about anything with mundane and dull written over it.

Now, it’s imperative that you understand, these suggestions come from someone like me, which is another way of saying that what you might read here might not jive with your fashion sense (if any), the common norm of expensive taste ( aah-choo! ) or the conventional dictates of the material world we have come to know.

1. CD-R King – Bought an MP3 player ( Php 1,080.00 ) that is so small, it can evade the snobbish looks people with expensive iPods and Sony players tend to exhibit. Don’t get me wrong. We all dream of owning really cool gadgets that go with your average costly lifestyle, but if there are cheaper alternatives, why spend more, right? With 1gb of memory and an FM tuner to boot, this one can store approximately 160 plus songs in mp3 format, depending on your compression preferences. I choose to limit my compression at 128kbps so as not to lose precious bass and enough sound layers. The earphones are okay, but I bought an A4 Tech earplugs at Abenson (another treasure chest for bargain seekers ) at Php 350.00 that rivals the dexterity of more expensive earphones in the Continue reading